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English - BA (45 hours total)

 

Overview

English major promotes interrogation, analysis, and evaluation of a wide range of authors, characters, themes, plots, and styles in world literature.  By studying and applying literary criticism, students learn to appreciate the power of written language and the ways in which literature articulates and reflects social, political, and cultural contexts.  Students are encouraged to relate literary insights to their own lives as they become sensitive and ethical problem-solvers.  Students reflect on their values and, ideally, discover something about what it means to be a socially responsible citizen.  They are exposed to varied worldviews that help them to value diversity and to consider the opinions of others.  Students learn to identify the techniques of professional writers, inculcate habits of critical thinking, and discover their own voices and styles through the written word.  Literary studies are therefore crucial to a liberal arts curriculum both in the development of a student's expressive abiliies and the cultivation of intellectual inquiry.

Degree Requirements

SPECIAL NOTE: All English courses require the style guidelines for written assignments established by the Modern Language Association of America, or what is commonly referred to as MLA style. The American Psychological Association, or APA guidelines for published works are “not” used in English courses listed below.

Introductory Course

Choose one from the following:

ENG 10223CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (3)

ENG 10423SPORTS LITERATURE (3)

Survey Courses

ENG 26023ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL (3)

ENG 27023RENAISSANCE TO ROMANTICS (3)

ENG 28023VICTORIANS TO MODERNS (3)

ENG 29023THE POSTMODERNS (3)

Dedicated Writing Courses

Choose one from the following:

ENG 31023ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING (3)

ENG 32723CREATIVE WRITING (3)

Theme-Based Courses

Choose three from the following:

ENG 30223IDS: READING RELATIONSHIPS (3)

ENG 31100IDS: BASEBALL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 33023IDS: IMAGE AND TEXT (3)

ENG 33523IDS: ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 49950IDS: LITERATURE OF PERSONAL DISCOVERY (3)

Seminar Courses

 

ENG 40123LITERARY CRITICISM (3)

ENG 45023SEMINAR: AMERICAN LITERATURE (3)

ENG 45123SEMINAR IN BRITISH LITERATURE (3)

Senior Comprehensive Course

ENG 49023SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE (3)

OR

ENG 49201INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR IN CRITICISM (4)

Career Opportunities

Graduates may deploy their acquired talents in a broad range of careers in law, journalism, advertising, public relations, publishing, communications, library science, technical writing, government, business, and education.