Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    
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Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [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 licensure in secondary English by completing the English major and the appropriate requirements of the School of Education.

Requirements


The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English requires a minimum of 128 semester hours, including all general education courses, 12 hours of biblical studies, electives, and the major courses:

General Education Requirements


Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Choose 1 course from each of the following categories:

Literature

ECO, GEO, GLS (except GLS 225), any GLS 300 Exploring World Cultures course, POL, PSY, SOC

Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)


(only 6 of the 9 credits may be from the same course prefix category)

History

Choose at least 3, but not more than 6 credits from among any 100 or 200 level HIS courses.

Social Science

Choose up to 6 credit hours of 100 or 200 level courses from the following categories:

ECO, GEO, GLS (except GLS 225 ), any GLS 300 Exploring World Cultures course, POL, PSY, SOC

Integrative Studies (6 credit hours)


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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Natural Science (8 credit hours)


At least one lab science in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physical science, or physics and additional credits from these areas to meet a minimum of 8 credits in the sciences

Foreign Language


To earn the Bachelor of Arts, a student must demonstrate proficiency by completing a 2-semester sequence (a minimum of 6 credit hours) in one foreign language (including American Sign Language). Language courses identified as “conversational” do not meet this requirement.

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