Bachelor of Arts in English

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The Bachelor of Arts in English prepares students to teach at the secondary (with certification for public schools) or college level (with a graduate degree) or to enter professions in research, communications, government, publishing, editing, public relations and business. The program also prepares students for graduate study in English, law, library science or journalism.

(60 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total a minimum of 128 credits)

1. Twelve courses in English

  • EN 199 Interpreting Literature
  • EN 202 Research Writing for English Majors
  • EN 230 Survey of African American Literature
  • EN 299 Interpreting Literature II
  • EN 320 Studies in Classical and Medieval Europe
  • EN 321 Studies in the European Renaissance and Enlightenment
  • EN 322 Modern British Literature
  • EN 323 Modern American Literature
  • EN 490 The World, the Text, and the Critic
  • Three English electives, at least one of which must be in literature at the 200 level and at least two in literature at the 300 level. These courses satisfy the literature electives requirement: EN 219, 220, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 229, 231, 233, 327, 328, 329, 332, 335, 336, 337, 341, 342, 344, 346, 350, 351, 352, 353, 355, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 381, 383, 384.

2. One course in writing from the following list:

  • EN 211 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
  • EN 212 Writing Poetry and Fiction I
  • CM 213 Writing and Communications
  • EN 215 Writing for Careers
  • EN 217 Journalism I
  • EN 218 Business Writing
  • EN 242 Writing Poetry and Fiction II:  A Theoretical Approach
  • EN 272 Poetry for Page and Stage
  • EN 314 Writing for Magazines
  • EN 315 Technical Writing
  • EN 316 Writing for the Health Industry
  • CM 317 Public Relations
  • EN 318 Journalism II
  • CM 319 Writing for Television
  • EN 343 Writing for Children
  • EN 368 Tell it Slant: Memoir Writing Workshop
  • EN 372 Special Studies in Writing
  • EN 373 Writing for the Law
  • EN 374 Grant Writing for Non-Profits
  • EN 375 Fiction Writing Workshop
  • EN 378 Poetry Writing Workshop
  • TH 350 Playwriting

3. One course in oral performance from the following:

  • CM 110 Speech Communications
  • CM 215 Public Speaking for Business
  • TH 140 Fundamentals of Acting
  • TH 141 Role Play and Improvisation
  • TH 275 Acting and Directing for the Camera

4. Career Internship

  • EN 371 Career Internship in English

5. Recommended: Courses in modern language and literature, history, religion, philosophy, art and music, as well as electives appropriate to specific professional objectives, such as a career in business, law, radio or television.

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