Bachelor of Arts, English Major (B.A.)

Description

The Bachelor of Arts with an English major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours (at least 20 of which are at the 300 or 400 level) in English and completion of the components described below. The Bachelor of Arts degree also requires a minor and completion of elec­tive courses as listed.

If you plan to become an elementary or secondary teacher, see the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

A. General Education Requirements

See page 48.

B. Required English Courses

1. General English Major  

ENG 160        Introduction to Literature
ENG 260        Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 314        Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 320        Selected Writers
ENG 351        Shakespeare
                  -OR-
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film
ENG 496        Senior Seminar

Two of the following:

ENG 301        British Writers I
                  -OR-
ENG 302        British Writers II
ENG 310        American Literature I
                  -OR-
ENG 311        American Literature II

One of the following:

ENG 322        Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 350        World Literature
ENG 353        Contemporary Literature of Africa

ENG 370        Literature by Women

One of the following:

ENG 206        Introduction to Poetry
ENG 275        Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology
ENG 303        Contemporary Studies: The Movies
ENG 306        From Novel to Film
ENG 321        Modern Poetry
ENG 331        Contemporary Drama
ENG 352        The Novel

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor.

                                   

2. English Major for Secondary Teaching

ENG 160        Introduction to Literature
ENG 260        Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 314        Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 317        The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar
ENG 351        Shakespeare
                  -OR-
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film
ENG 496        Senior Seminar

Three of the following:

ENG 301        British Writers I
ENG 302        British Writers II
ENG 310        American Literature I
ENG 311        American Literature II

One of the following:

ENG 322        Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 350        World Literature
ENG 353        Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 370        Literature by Women

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor. Secondary teaching candidates also take:

ENG 347        Methods of Teaching English
ENG 348        Teaching Writing and Speaking

Please see additional requirements in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

 

 

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