Aug 12, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

English, BA


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General Education Requirements


The department offers courses that satisfy four General Education Requirements: two courses in composition and one in literature. English Composition I and II (ENGL 101  or ENGL 103 - Honors English Composition I  and ENGL 102  or ENGL 104 - Honors English Composition II ), satisfy the composition requirements. WLIT 207 - World Literature  OR any 200-level English or Literature course satisfies the literature requirement. All students are required to take either PHIL 102 - Logic  or PHIL 103 - Introduction to Philosophy  . 

English Major Requirements


The major in English includes a core curriculum in literature. Students in this program earn the Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree in English Secondary Education.

The English major prepares students for graduate programs in the humanities; for professional schools in areas such as law; and for careers in such professions as public relations, technical writing, and creative writing. It also prepares students for a wide variety of careers in the expanding media industry. The range of the program is from journalism and desktop publishing to interactive multi- media. All students are grounded in a firm English/Liberal Arts curriculum for the sake of developing strong reading, writing and critical thinking skills. The English major prepares students for careers as journalists and professional writers.

English majors are required to maintain a portfolio of writing samples as directed by the English Major Assessment Coordinator, and are required to participate in academic advisement during each pre-registration period to prepare for enrollment in the ensuing summer session and/or semester. The English major may select an English Secondary Education Concentration. Students wishing to teach English in secondary schools earn the Bachelor of Science degree and fulfill the requirements of the English major, in addition to satisfying the requirements in the Secondary Education Program as determined by the Department of Adult and General Education.

English Major Course Requirements Overview


The English Major Program consists of 33 credits in a core curriculum and 9 elective credits in Creative Writing, English, Journalism, Mass Communication, Philosophy, and World Literature for a total of 42 credits.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements


Except for students in the Secondary Education Program, English majors earn the Bachelor of Arts degree and satisfy the Departmental Assessment requirement by passing a comprehensive exam and submitting a passing writing portfolio. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a grade of C or higher in an upper-level philosophy course in addition to the GER philosophy option. Students must also complete, with grades of C or higher, "Department of Adult and General Education" in this catalog.) at least six college credits in one foreign language at the intermediate level.

Special General Education Requirements


English majors satisfy the General Education Requirement in literature by passing ENGL 208 - Critical Writing .

Required Courses


This section lists the courses required of all

English Majors Regardless of Concentration (33 Credits)


Electives


Any nine credits from among the following subjects: Creative Writing (CRWR), English (ENGL), Journalism (JRNL), Mass Communication (MCOM), Philosophy (PHIL), and World Literature (WLIT).

Standards for Retention in the English Major


  1. Students must complete all the major and minor courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  2. Students receiving two or more grades below "C" in major courses, including courses taken in other disciplines to satisfy English major requirements, in any one semester will not be retained as majors.

Majors must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in major courses, including courses taken in other disciplines to satisfy English major requirements, to be retained as majors.

Level I (Freshman)


Total Semester Credits: 16


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level II (Sophomore)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level III (Junior)


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Level IV (Senior)


Fall Semester


  • 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGL 495 - Senior Seminar 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • General Elective 3 Credit(s)

Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring Semester


Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Credits: 127


*General Education Requirement

**University Graduation Requirement

Major Course

Or any 2 part 200 level History

or any ENGL 200 level or above

BIOL 101  or BIOL 107  or CHEM 101  or PHSC 101  or PHSC 103  

PHIL 103  or PHIL 102  

† or IDIS 103  or any Foreign Language or ART 105  or MUSC 201  or DANC 226  or THEA 211  

‡ or any 3 credit Health course, or SPCH 202  or SPCH 204  or GEOG 102  

General Elective - any University course

Program Elective - any non-required course within the discipline

NOTE: Please consult a program advisor to discuss course options.

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