BA/BS Major in English

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in English

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component
Area I (Written Composition) 16
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Area V
Major Core Requirements in English
Select three hours from the following pre-19th century British literature courses:3
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature
English Drama
Chaucer
Milton
Shakespeare
Select three hours from the following American literature courses:3
African-American Women Writers
African-American Literature
Folklore of the American South
The American Novel
Literature of the American Frontier
The Contemporary American Novel
Select three hours from the following literature of diversity courses:3
African-American Women Writers
Contemporary Global Literature
Images of Women in Literature
African-American Literature
Studies in Contemporary Global Literature
Select three hours from the following writing intensive courses:3
Advanced Composition
Genres in Creative Writing
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
Prescribed Supporting Course
CIS 125Business Applications of Microcomputer Software3
or ED 381 Instructional Technology for the High School
Major Concentration Requirements
Select one from the following options:
Minor
A minor, second major or second degree is required for Option I and Option II majors
Total Hours53

Option I: Literature

Select three hours from the following courses with a language, history of language, or rhetoric concentration:3
Introduction to English Linguistics
History of the English Language
Survey of Grammar
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
EN 360Literary Criticism3
EN 491WSenior Seminar3
Select 18 hours from English electives (300- 400 level) with at least 12 of these hours in literature courses 118
Total Hours27

Option II: Professional Writing

Required Component
EN 339WTechnical Writing3
EN 310WAdvanced Composition3
EN 355WGenres in Creative Writing3
EN 445WMultimodel Writing3
EN 489WProfessional Writing Portfolio Workshop3
Elective Component
Select a total of 12 required hours from the two sections listed below:12
Language and Gender
Writing about Film
Writing Protest and Dissent
Technical Editing
Grant Writing and Management
Grant Writing for the Creative Writer
Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction and Drama
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry and Creative Nonfiction
Literacy, Culture, and Writing
English Internship/Practicum
Selected Topics in Writing
Language/History and Language/Rhetoric
Select three hours from the following:3
History of the English Language
Survey of Grammar
Rhetoric: Argument and Style
Total Hours30

Option III: Language Arts

English Component
British/World Literature Course 13
EN 306Introduction to English Linguistics3
EN 323Literature for Young Adults 23
EN 324The Oral Tradition3
EN 403Shakespeare3
EN 443Instruction of Composition3
Communications Component
COM 205Communication in a Global Age3
COM 215Media Writing3
COM 220Basic Reporting3
COM 330Group Communication3
COM 368Copy Editing3
TH 210Theatre Appreciation3
TH 220Acting I3
Total Hours39