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

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 general education requirements.

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 to 1900 -OR- ENG 311 American Literature from 1900 to the Present

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 306 From Novel to Film
ENG 313 Contemporary Studies: The Movies
ENG 321 Modern Poetry
ENG 331 Contemporary Drama
ENG 352 The Novel

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor.

2. English Major with a Concentration in Professional Communications
ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 301 British Writers I -OR- ENG 302 British Writers II
ENG 310 American Literature to 1900 -OR- ENG 311 American Literature: 1900 to the Present
ENG 388 Cooperative Field Experience
ENG 496 Senior Seminar

One of the following:
ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature
ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 351 Shakespeare
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 370 Literature by Women

Professional Writing Courses
Select 18 hours of credit chosen from among the following options:
ENG 264 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 308 Business and Professional Writing

ENG 313 Journalism
ENG 316 Grant writing
ENG 318 Professional Communications Design
ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENG 324W Selected Topics (Writing)
ENG 362 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
ENG 363 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction

3. 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 & 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 to 1900
ENG 311 American Literature from 1900 to the Present

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 Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12.

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

4. English Major for Elementary Teaching
ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 205 Children’s Literature
ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies One Creative Writing course
ENG 351 Shakespeare -OR- ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 496 Senior Seminar

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

One of the following:
ENG 301 British Writers I
ENG 302 British Writers II

One of the following:
ENG 310 American Literature to 1900
ENG 311 American Literature from 1900 to the Present

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor. Please see additional requirements, including ENG 348, Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12, in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

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