Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
    May 24, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major

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The English major provides excellent pre-professional preparation to pursue careers in writing and journalism and for graduate study. The major offers students an opportunity to explore the various genres and rich heritage of English literature, to develop advanced skills in creative and expository writing, interpretation and literary criticism, listening, and oral communication, and to understand the history and structure of the English language.

Students interested in teaching English may earn an endorsement for Secondary English/Language Arts Licensure Program: B.A. English (CUS)  by completing the English major and the appropriate requirements of the School of Education.

The Bachelor of Arts in English requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
English Major Core (30 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

Please note: ENG 201 - Introduction to Literature  is not an option for English majors within the General Education Requirements.

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

 Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (12 credit hours)

 Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

*Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

English Major (30 credit hours)

English Core (15 credit hours)

Complete two of the following four courses (6 credits); one of the ENG 202 - 205 courses will fulfill the General Education Literature requirement and is accounted for there:

Optional English Emphases

Possible packaging of electives into two different emphases.  Neither of these is required for the major.

Creative Writing Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The Creative Writing Emphasis provides an unique opportunity for gifted students to develop writing skills in a flexible program of poetry and fiction.

Literary Studies Emphasis (12 credit hours)

The Literary Studies Emphasis, ideal for a student who plans to attend a graduate program in English, prepares students for strong skills in literary research and interpretation.

Secondary Licensure in English

See the Secondary English/Language Arts Licensure Program: B.A. English (CUS)  section of this catalog for details on this program.

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