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2022-2023 University Catalog 
  
2022-2023 University Catalog

English, B.A.


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Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BA English

Students will demonstrate proficiency in rhetorical knowledge, and proficient knowledge in literary analysis and major genres of literature. 

Students will demonstrate and master research and writing techniques for doing literary research. They will identify the thesis, tone and purpose of peer-reviewed scholarship.  

Students will achieve proficiency in integrating research, ie., supporting evidence in a literature review and an annotated bibliography into written discourse.  

General Education Requirements


Mathematics


Science


  • BIOS Credits: 3 3
  • BIOS or Physical Science Credits: 6 3

Social Sciences


  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 2

Arts


  • Arts Elective Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39


Other Requirements


  • Social Sciences Elective 2000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives outside of ENGL and JOUR 3000+ Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 21-24
     
  • FORL 2001 Credits: 3
    OR
  • FORL 1001 Credits: 3
     
  • FORL 1002 Credits: 3 5
  • History Credits: 6

Total Credit Hours: 45


Upper-level open English elective option


6 additional English, journalism, or related courses (18 credits), at least 5 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. Students may select from all offerings, include Anglophone literature, literature in translation, translation studies, editing, media studies, journalism, professional writing, rhetoric, internship.   Credits: 18

(Students may choose one of the concentrations below in lieu of the Upper-level open English elective option.)

Total Credit Hours: 36


Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration


(Concentration in lieu of Upper-level open English elective option.)

  • - Credits: 3
  • OR

  • - Credits: 3
  • 4000-level English Writing or Journalism   Credits: 9 
  • 3000-4000 level English Electives. Students may select from all offerings, include Anglophone literature, literature in translation, translation studies, editing, media studies, journalism, professional writing, rhetoric, internship. Credits: 6

Total Credit Hours: 18


Creative Writing Concentration


(Concentration in lieu of Upper-level open English elective option.)

Total Credit Hours: 18


Literary Studies Concentration


(Upper-level concentration in lieu of open English elective option.)

 

The 4th survey course (3 credits) not taken for the major core requirements. The survey courses are:

Total Credit Hours: 18


Total Credit Hours Required: 120


* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts section.

  1. “C” or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher.
  3. 6 hour sequence in one science. Select from BIOS, CHEM, EES, PHYS. 3 hours must be BIOS. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement
  4. From FA, MUS, theater or film/video-related FTA. Check General Education Courses to confirm courses fulfilling this requirement
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or twelve credit hours in two languages (six credit hours in two languages).
  6. Students may take workshops in the same or different genre, 2 at 4000 level.
  7. Satisfies College requirement of oral competency.
  8. American Literature: ENGL 4030 , ENGL 4031 , ENGL 4032 , ENGL 4033 , ENGL 4034 , ENGL 4043 , ENGL 4045 , ENGL 4091 , ENGL 4092 , or ENGL 4391  
  9. British Literature before 1660: ENGL 4401  ,ENGL 4421 , ENGL 4501, ENGL 4516, ENGL 4521 , ENGL 4522 , ENGL 4601 , ENGL 4616 , ENGL 4621 , or approved ENGL 4391  
  10. British Literature after 1660: ENGL 4701 , ENGL 4702 , ENGL 4715 , ENGL 4716, ENGL 4801 , ENGL 4802 , ENGL 4807 , ENGL 4808 , ENGL 4815 , or approved ENGL 4391  
  11. For Nonfiction, these courses can fulfill this requirement: ENGL 4918 , ENGL 4030 , ENGL 4031 , ENGL 4701 , ENGL 4702 , ENGL 4807 , ENGL 4808 . For Fiction: ENGL 4715 , ENGL 4815 , ENGL 4915 , ENGL 4917 , ENGL 4031 , ENGL 4032 , ENGL 4033 , ENGL 4034 , ENGL 4043 , ENGL 4045 . For Poetry: ENGL 4401 , ENGL 4421 , ENGL 4521 , ENGL 4522 , ENGL 4601 , ENGL 4621 , ENGL 4701 , ENGL 4702 , ENGL 4801 , ENGL 4802 , ENGL 4807 , ENGL 4808 , ENGL 4913 , ENGL 4914. Approved Special Topics courses (ENGL 4091 , ENGL 4092 , ENGL 4093 , and ENGL 4391 ) may also fulfill this requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study


First Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • Social Science (2000 level) Credits: 3
  • Arts Credits: 3
  • Humanities (History) Credits: 3
  • Elective (Outside English, 3000+) Credits: 3

Third Year of Enrollment


First Term


Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


Total Credit Hours: 14

Fourth Year of Enrollment


First Term


  • ENGL 3/4XXX (Elective or Concentration) Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 15

Second Term


  • ENGL 4XXX (Elective or Concentration) Credits: 3
  • ENGL 3/4XXX (Elective or Concentration) Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
Total Credit Hours: 12

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.

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