Jul 15, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in English provides a foundation for a variety of careers and for graduate study. Emphasizing clear communication and critical thinking, the degree develops skills fundamental to the liberal arts and offers a basis for understanding human experience. All English majors learn how to analyze literature, write critical arguments, perform literary research, revise argumentative writing, and identify the cultural and historical contexts of a diverse range of literary works. Students who pursue the creative writing track of the English major learn, in addition, how to craft original poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, as well as how to revise creative writing based on feedback. The English major, which combines well with other academic and professional areas, benefits society, the professions, the college, and the student.

General Education Requirements (39-42 sem. hrs)

For a complete list of general education courses click here ​. For additional information on general education requirements click here .

Ethics Course Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

Foreign Language Requirement (6 sem. hrs)

For information on how to fulfill the foreign language requirement click here .

Multicultural Requirement (3 sem. hrs)

All courses that meet this requirement can be found here .

Choice of Literature or Creative Writing Emphasis (42 sem. hrs)

Open Electives (28-31 sem. hrs)

More courses in upper level English are recommended.

Total: 120 (sem. hrs)

The total reflects the minimum number of hours to obtain a bachelor’s degree. Some courses listed above may fulfill more than one requirement block. Please speak to your academic advisor to plan your specific degree path.

Note (s):

A candidate for a baccalaureate degree with a major in English must pass, with a satisfactory rating (grade of C or higher), ENGL 431 - Senior Seminar 3 hours  as a culminating evaluative experience. 

* Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement

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