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B.A. in English with Literature or Writing Concentrations

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English, B.A.

Students majoring in English will concentrate their studies in either literature or writing, or students may elect English with Secondary Certification.

The Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Literature requires 25 hours in literature courses and 9 hours in writing courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Writing requires 25 hours in writing courses and 9 hours in literature courses.

General Education Curriculum (36)

For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.

MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.

Language Literacy (12)

English (9)

ENG 1301 Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 1302 Composition II 3 Credits
one of the following courses:
ENG 2324 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 2326 Exploring American Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2327 Exploring World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 2328 Exploring British Lit 3 Credits

Speech (3)

 
SPC 1301 Fund of Speech 3 Credits

Analytic Literacy (7)

 

Mathematics (3)

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite.

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science (4)

Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1403 Fundamentals of Science 4 Credits
BIO 1406 Contemporary Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1407 Animal Life 4 Credits
BIO 1408 Plants & Human Affairs 4 Credits
BIO 1409 Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics 4 Credits
BIO 1410 Introduction to Biology I 4 Credits
BIO 1413 Local Spring Flora 4 Credits
BIO 1414 Cats, Chromosomes & Codons 4 Credits
BIO 1415 Exploring Human Biology 4 Credits
BIO 1420 Introduction to Biology II 4 Credits
BIO 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 Credits
BIO 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 Credits
CHE 1403 Nature of Physical Science 4 Credits
CHE 1404 Physical Science & Environment 4 Credits
CHE 1405 Forensic Science I 4 Credits
CHE 1415 General Chemistry I 4 Credits
CHE 1416 General Chemistry II 4 Credits
CHE 1418 Chemistry in Context 4 Credits
NSC 1402 Introductory Astronomy 4 Credits
PHY 1401 University Physics I 4 Credits
PHY 1402 University Physics II 4 Credits
PHY 1410 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credits

Cultural Literacy (9)

HIS 2324 Fundamentals of Modern American History 3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311 Introduction to Jewish Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1312 Introduction to Christian Scriptures 3 Credits
REL 1313 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
REL 1321 Introduction to Comparative Religions 3 Credits
REL 1323 Introduction to Interfaith Leadership 3 Credits

Social Literacy (8)

EXS 1220 Basic Concepts of Wellness 2 Credits

Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301 Introduction to Business 3 Credits
ECO 2305 Principles of Economics I 3 Credits
FIN 1325 Personal Finance 3 Credits
GEG 2304 World Geography 3 Credits
GEG 2305 Human Geography 3 Credits
HUM 2340 The Human Experience I 3 Credits
HUM 2341 The Human Prospect 3 Credits
IST 2300 Introduction to International Studies 3 Credits
MCO 1302 Mass Media & Society 3 Credits
POL 2311 American Government I 3 Credits
PSY 1301 General Psychology 3 Credits
PSY 2342 Psychology of Everyday Life 3 Credits
SSC 2360 Social Justice 3 Credits
SOC 1302 Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
SOC 2301 Intro to Sociology 3 Credits
SOC 2302 Social Problems 3 Credits
SOC 2390 Minority Groups 3 Credits
WSP 2304 Hon Sem Social Literacy 3 Credits
WSP 2340 Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative 3 Credits

Required Related Courses

Foreign Language

Students may fulfill this requirement by taking 6 hours in one language; for alternatives refer to the "Foreign Language Requirement" in this catalog.

History

any 3000 level or above

Major Requirements

 

English

ENG 3310 Advanced Writing 3 Credits
ENG 3311 Writing for Careers 3 Credits
ENG 4348 Topics in Creative Writing 3 Credits
ENG 4393 Internship I 3 Credits
and

ENG 4340 Senior Seminar/Portfolio 3 Credits
or

ENG 4375H Senior Portfolio/Honors Seminar in Liter 3 Credits
and

ENG 4386H Honors Seminar & Thesis 3 Credits

one of the following:

ENG 3313 Applied Rhetoric Classical & Contemporay 3 Credits
ENG 3352 Research Methods 3 Credits
ENG 4342 Composition Theory and Practice 3 Credits

one of the following:

ENG 3343 Advanced Grammar, Style & Editing 3 Credits
ENG 3372 Argument for Professionals 3 Credits
ENG 4345 Topics in Professional Writing 3 Credits
ENG 4364 Web Cult & New Media Writing 3 Credits

one of the following:

ENG 3318 Survey of British Literature I 3 Credits
ENG 3319 Survey of British Literature II 3 Credits
ENG 4319 Topics in British Literature 3 Credits
ENG 4337 Shakespeare 3 Credits

one of the following:

ENG 3320 Survey of American Literature 3 Credits
ENG 4322 Topics in American Lit 3 Credits

one of the following:

ENG 3322 Survey of World Literature 3 Credits
ENG 3340 Literary Theory & Criticism 3 Credits
ENG 4330 Topics in World Lit 3 Credits
ENG 4333 Studies in Literary Genre 3 Credits

any 6 hours of English at 3000 or 4000 level

Electives

Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.

Total Hours (120)