Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.A


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A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Arts in English.

The major in English requires 36 credits. Majors take 9 credits in preparatory courses, 27 credits in advanced. The preparatory courses are ENGL 160 Introduction to Literary Studies (3) , ENGL 261 Survey of British Literature (3) , and ENGL 262 Survey of American Literature (3) . The 27 advanced credits consist of 9 courses to be taken at the 300 level, including 2 courses in the literature of Britain and Europe (1 course before 1650, 1 course after 1650); 2 courses in American literature; ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3) ; ENGE 3XX; and 3 electives at the 300 level. Majors may substitute 1 ENGL 100-level elective for 1 300-level elective, excluding period and national/cultural requirements. In addition, 3-credits earned in an internship through the English Department (ENGL 480 Internship (3) ) may count toward the major.

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


36 credits:

English Major with Emphases


Students who major in English may choose one of three optional Emphases. The Emphases are designed to give students additional opportunities for professional development in fields related to the English major. Each Emphasis is comprised of 12 additional credits in required and elective courses, as described below. Other electives may also be selected in consultation with the chair of the Department of English .

Writing Emphasis:


9 elective credits from the following list of courses

Editing and Publishing Emphasis:


9 additional credits from the following list of courses

Cultural Studies Emphasis:


  • one course in a modern language at the 200-level or higher (3 credits, required);
9 additional credits from the following list of courses

Certification in Secondary Education


In lieu of general electives, English Majors may pursue Certification in Secondary Education offered through the Division of Education. For requirements, see Certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) .

Electives


42 to 48 credits

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in English, students complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year 

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

World Languages I (3)

Foundation of Social Science(3) (either semester)

ENGL 100 Special Topics (3)  (recommended)*

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

ENGL 160 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)  

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Sophmore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

ENGL 261 Survey of British Literature (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  (either semester)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

ENGL 262 Survey of American Literature (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4) (either semester)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

PHIL/THEOL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

ENGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester 

ENGL 498 Senior Seminar (3)  

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

Spring Semester

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

ENGL 3XX English Major course (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

*One ENGL 100-level course in the first year is strongly recommended.

 

 

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