Jul 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


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The Bachelor of Arts is conferred upon students completing a major in English. The English major consists of a minimum of 51 credit hours, including 27 credit hours from the core courses plus 24 credit hours in one of the four program tracks: creative writing, English education, literature, and writing studies.

Special Requirement: Foreign Language requirement (see Department of English )

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

Degree Requirements (51 credits)


ALL Majors must follow one of the following four tracks:


Creative Writing Track (24 credits)


The creative writing track gives students background in the three major areas of creative writing studies. Students in this track receive workshop experience in specific fields.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

Creative Writing - Group A (9 credits)


Students must take three courses (9 credits) from this group.

Creative Writing - Capstone (3 credits)


Students must take ENG 450 (3 credits).

Total Credits 51


English Education Track (24 credits)


The English with Secondary Education Certification degree is a double major.  Students who plan to teach high school English must declare a major in English with the Department of English and a major in Secondary Education with the Department of Teacher Education. Students pursuing this degree should review the portions of this catalog relating to both major programs. Upon deciding to pursue this program, students must schedule appointments with an advisor in the Department of English and an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services. There are specific Foundation of Knowledge requirements for this degree. Students pursuing this degree do not need to declare a minor or area of focus.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

♦  Indicates prerequisite.

English Education Track - Group A (6 credits)


English Education students must take ENG 202 and ENG 203 in the core of the major to fulfill certification requirements.

Students must select two survey courses (6 credits) they did not use to fulfill core requirements, either ENG 208 or ENG 217 and either ENG 209 or ENG 218.

English Education Track - Group B (6 credits)


Students must select two survey courses (6 credits): Either ENG 206 or ENG 207 and either ENG 308 or ENG 309.

English Education Track - Group C (9 credits)


Students must select one of two courses (3 credits) and then complete two additional courses (6 credits) for a total of three courses (9 credits).

Students must select either ENG 381 or ENG 382, and they must complete ENG 535 and ENG 537.

Total Credits 51


Literature Track (24 credits)


The literature track assures that all literature track students will take twelve hours of survey courses between the core and the track, enhancing their historical foundation in literary studies. With three distribution requirements plus a capstone, students can meet requirements in the track while at the same time preserving an emphasis on historical breadth in students’ literature educations. This track includes a senior seminar option as well as an internship option to the capstone with an eye toward preparing literature track students for post-graduation endeavors such as graduate school or employment.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

Literature Track - Capstone (3 credits)


Students must choose one course (3 credits) from this group.

Total Credits 51


Writing Studies Track (24 credits)


The Writing Studies track includes a technology requirement for Writing Studies students as well as a transdisciplinary component, both of which are intended to prepare Writing Studies students for career opportunities they might seek after graduation.  Additionally, the Writing Studies track has an internship option for its students’ capstone experience.

Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures  page.

Writing Studies - Group C (6 credits)


Writing Studies inherently involves connections to other fields; therefore, the courses in this group are intended to enable students to enhance these transdisciplinary connections.

  • The courses taken to fulfill this requirement must be in addition to those taken to fulfill the core, Group A, the capstone, an area of focus, or a minor.
  • ENG courses counted towards general education requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Courses on the lists below taken as part of a double major outside of ENG can be counted towards both majors

Select 6 credit hours from any combination of courses from any of the following. (The categories are for organizational purposes only.)

  • English courses

Any additional 300, 400, or 500-level ENG course not used to fulfill any other requirement, including general education requirements.

Writing Studies - Capstone (3 credits)


Students must choose one course (3 credits) from this group.

Total Credits 51


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