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

The Bachelor of Arts with a language arts major requires a minimum of 39 credit hours (at least 20 at the 300 level) in the major and completion of the components described below. The Bachelor of Arts Degree also requires a minor and completion of elective courses as required. Please see the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

A. General Education Requirements
See general education requirements.

B. Required Courses
ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 205 Children’s Literature
ENG 209 Fundamentals of Speech
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 317 The English Language: History, Structure & Grammar
ENG 496 Senior Seminar

One of the following:
ENG 264 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENG 362 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 363 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

One of the following:
ENG 203 Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 241 History of the Drama
ENG 352 The Novel

Two of the following:
ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 320 Selected Writers
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 351 Shakespeare
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 370 Literature by Women

Students majoring in language arts must also take one film course, such as:
HUM 290 Twentieth Century Studies: Film
HUM 303 Contemporary Studies: The Movies
HUM 306 From Novel to Film
HUM 340 French Film Comedy
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film

And one of the following:
HUM 330 Arab and Asian Studies
HUM 332 Latin American Studies
HUM 333A African Studies I
HUM 333B African Studies II
HUM 334 North American Studies
HUM 335 Caribbean Studies

Electives from English and/or humanities to equal at least 39 credit hours. Please see additional requirements, including ENG 348, Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12, in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

C. Minor

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