Oct 23, 2018  
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL) 
    
2018 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER - FALL)

English (B.A.) - Hegis Code 1501


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(Bachelor of Arts Degree)

English majors study the great heritage of the English-speaking peoples in a comprehensive and varied program that includes literature, the history and structure of the English language, and various aspects of writing. Students develop an understanding of the relationship between English and the diverse cultural traditions around the world through the study of ancient and modern foreign literature in translation. They gain cultural understanding, communication skills, and experience in scholarship, and are therefore prepared to teach, do graduate work, or enter any occupation that requires critical thinking, good writing, and a broad perspective.

Detailed advising guides (available from any member of the department faculty or in the School of Arts and Sciences Office) help students select from the options in the major requirements to prepare themselves for careers in business, civil service, law, or publishing, for graduate work in English language, English as a second language, literature, or writing.

Students planning to be certified in K-12 teaching will take elective courses that will strengthen their expertise in their content area of specialization. Prospective childhood education teachers will be advised to take ENG 303  when possible.

Total credit hours required for degree: 120

Learning Objectives

Students who complete the English Major should be able to:

  • Write about texts using MLA conventions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of literature in its time and culture;
  • Articulate ideas about texts with the use of close readings;
  • Recognize authorial choices when writing texts;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic patterns of the English language.  

Academic Requirements


See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34 - 55 Credit Hours


Major Course Requirements


Major-Related Course Requirements


9 Credit Hours


Upper Level Electives


Must complete 15 credit hours of 300 or 400 level English courses. Must include two additional American Literature course, at least one of them should be a 300 level (ENG 295 , ENG 296 ENG 306 , ENG 385 , ENG 386 , ENG 392 , ENG 395 , ENG 396 , or ENG 397 ). Must include one British Literature course (ENG 305 , ENG 335 ,  ENG 336 , ENG 345 , ENG 355 , ENG 356 , ENG 357 , ENG 466 , ENG 468 ).

15 Credit Hours


Note:


Students enrolled in the program in education must obtain a favorable recommendation from the English Department faculty prior to being approved for student teaching placements in addition to meeting any separate requirements established by the Education Department. Those students most likely to receive a favorable departmental recommendation will have maintained an overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in required major and major-related courses. Detailed guidelines outlining recommendation standards are available in the School of Arts and Sciences office.

Program Credits


Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 13 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 15 Credits
Major Electives 15 Credits
College Electives 22-43 Credits
   
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits

 

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