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2023-2024 University Catalog 
  
2023-2024 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
  • 3000+ Electives other than ENGL or JOUR 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


 

B.A. English 

This degree offers the opportunity to complete one of the following Concentrations: Journalism and Professional Writing, Creative Writing, or Literary Studies

 

Understanding Your Degree Program of Study  

 

Four Year Plan of Study Key 

GE - General education  

M - Major coursework 

O - Other coursework  

FE - Free electives  

RE - Restricted electives  

UR - University requirements  

CR - College requirements  

Program requirements - Some degree programs offer an opportunity to complete a Concentration (C) within the major. Some degree programs require that a Concentration (C) or an Option (OP) be completed as a part of the major. 

 

First Year of Enrollment


First Year 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

GE 

 ENGL 1157 - English Composition 1   

GE 

 ENGL 1158 - English Composition 2  or

 ENGL 1159 - English Composition 2 Honors  

 (C grade or higher required) 

GE 

 Mathematics - See General Education Menu 

 Recommended: MATH 1031 - Survey Mathematical Thought I  or 

 MATH 1115 - Applied Algebra  or

 MATH 1125 - Precalculus Algebra  1

GE 

 Math - See General Education Menu  

 Recommended: MATH 1032 - Survey Mathematical Thought II  or

 MATH 1126 - Precalculus Trigonometry  

GE 

 Humanities - See General Education Menu

 Recommended: Foreign Language 1001 1&2

GE 

 Humanities - See General Education Menu 

 Recommended: Foreign Language 1002 1&2

GE 

 Social Science - See General Education Menu

GE 

 Social Science - See General Education Menu 

GE 

 Science - Biology3- General Education Menu 

GE 

 Science - Biology or Physical Science3 - See General Education Menu  

O-UR 

 UNIV 1001 - University Success  

 (Required of all first-year students.)

Total hours - Year One: 31 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

 

Second Year of Enrollment


Second Year 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

GE 

 *Humanities - Literature - General Education Menu

 Recommended:  ENGL 2071 - Afro-American Literature I  or

 ENGL 2072 - Afro-American Literature II  or

 ENGL 2091 - Spec Studies in Lit Diversity  or

 ENGL 2378 - Intro to Women’s Literature  1

GE 

Arts - See General Education Menu

GE 

Science - Bios or Physical Science - See General Education Menu 3 

 Foreign Language 2001 or second Foreign Language 10012

O-RE 

Social Science 2000+ 

O-RE 

Social Science 2000+ 

History elective

 ENGL 2258 - Interpreting Literature  

M-RE 

ENGL 2031 - Surv Am Lit before Civil War  or

 ENGL 2032 - Surv of Am Lit after Civil War  or

 ENGL 2341 - Survey British Literature I  or

 ENGL 2342 - Survey British Literature II  

M-RE 

 ENGL 2031 - Surv Am Lit before Civil War  or

 ENGL 2032 - Surv of Am Lit after Civil War  or

 ENGL 2341 - Survey British Literature I  or 

 ENGL 2342 - Survey British Literature II  

Total Hours - Year Two: 30 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Third Year of Enrollment


Year Three 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

M-RE 

 ENGL 2031 - Surv Am Lit before Civil War  or

 ENGL 2032 - Surv of Am Lit after Civil War  or

 ENGL 2341 - Survey British Literature I  or

 ENGL 2342 - Survey British Literature II  

 ENGL 3381 - Intro to Contemporary Theory  

 ENGL 3382 - Methods in Research & Writing  

 ENGL 2000/3000/4000-level Elective 

 

 (Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration

 JOUR 2700 - Introduction to Journalism  or

 ENGL 2155 - Intro to Professional Writing  

 

 (Creative Writing Concentration

 ENGL 2154 - Intro Creative Writing Nonfic  or

 ENGL 2160 - Intro Creative Writing  or

 ENGL 2161 - Introduction to Writing Fict  or

 ENGL 2163 - Intro to Creative Writ Poetry  or

 ENGL 2200 - Introduction to Playwriting  

 

(Literary Studies Concentration

 ENGL 2031 - Surv Am Lit before Civil War  or

 ENGL 2032 - Surv of Am Lit after Civil War  or

 ENGL 2341 - Survey British Literature I  or

 ENGL 2342 - Survey British Literature II  

M-RE 

 ENGL 2000/3000/4000-level Elective 

 

(Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level English elective  

 

(Creative Writing Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level English elective 

 

(Literary Studies Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level American Literature 

M-RE 

ENGL 3000/4000-level Elective

 

(Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration)

ENGL 3000/4000-level English elective 

 

(Creative Writing Concentration) 

ENGL 3000/4000-level English elective

 

(Literary Studies Concentration) 

ENGL 33000/4000-level pre-1660 British literature 

History elective

O-RE 

Elective other than ENGL 

O-FE 

 Second Foreign Language 10022 or Free Elective

O-FE 

Free Elective 

Total hours - Year Three: 30 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Fourth Year of Enrollment


Year Four 

Code 

Course 

Credit Hours 

ENGL 3000/4000-level elective

 

(Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration)

ENGL 4000-level English or Journalism 

 

(Creative Writing Concentration)   
ENGL 4154 - Adv Creative Nonfic Writing  or

 ENGL 4161 - Advanced Fiction Writing  or

 ENGL 4163 - Advanced Poetry Writing  or

 ENGL 4200 - Advanced Playwriting  

 

(Literary Studies Concentration) 

ENGL 3000/4000-level post-1660 British Literature 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level elective

 

 (Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration) 

 ENGL 4000-level English or Journalism

 

 (Creative Writing Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level elective 

 

 (Literary Studies Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level elective 

ENGL 4000-level Elective 

 

(Journalism and Professional Writing Concentration)

ENGL 4000-level English or Journalism  

 

(Creative Writing Concentration) 

 ENGL 4000-level literature 

 

(Literary Studies Concentration) 

 ENGL 3000/4000-level elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

O-FE 

Free Elective 

Year Four - Total Hours: 29 

Total degree hours: 120 

 

  1. General Education note: The General Education requirement may be met by completing other courses on the Gen Ed menu; however, Recommended courses must be completed to meet degree requirements if not completed as general education requirements and may be prerequisites for other required courses in the degree program. 
  2. Foreign Language requirement - The College requires students to complete nine credit hours in one foreign language or twelve credit hours in two foreign languages.  
  3. The 9-hour General Education Science requirement includes a 6-hour sequence in one science selected from BIOS, CHEM, EES, and PHYS. 3 hours of the 9-hour requirement must be BIOS. 

Total Credit Hours Required: 120


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