English Major (Bachelor of Arts)
A student majoring in English must complete 58 hours of ENGL and WRIT courses, English cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin. To be considered for candidacy as an English major, a student must satisfactorily complete the required pre-candidacy courses with a minimum grade of B- in each course (ENGL 121, ENGL 122, ENGL 223 or HONR 141, HONR 142, HONR 243; ENGL 210, ENGL 211, ENGL 212; ENGL 234) and demonstrate competency in grammar with a grade of B- or higher in ENGL 184 or a minimum score of 75% on the grammar placement test, which serves as a challenge exam. No course may be repeated more than once in either the pre-candidacy or candidacy phases.
English majors will maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 in their major courses. Senior students are required to take the Major Field Test (MFT): Literature in English. Students planning to attend graduate school are advised to take the Graduate Record Examination, general and subject (English) sections.
ENGL 384: also fulfilled with 12 hours of Latin or 9 hours of Greek
ENGL 495: 8 quarters - 1 during each of the freshman and sophomore years while in residence; 1 each quarter of the junior and senior years while in residence.
British literature before 1820 selected from the following courses: (7-8)
Nineteenth-century British or American literature selected from the following courses: (4)
Film selected from the following courses: (4)
|FILM 312||Development of Film Literature||
|FILM 318||Film Studies:||
|FILM 319||The American West in Document and Film||
|Total Credit Hours:||41-42
Standard English Major
Electives must be chosen from ENGL and WRIT.
English Major with Writing Concentration
During the winter quarter of the junior year, students who wish to take the writing concentration must apply for admission by submitting a portfolio of their work to the chair of the English department. The portfolio should contain independent writing as well as selected work previously done for academic credit. Portfolio guidelines can be obtained in the English office. Eligibility for the concentration will be determined by a panel of faculty readers.
Portfolio and Oral Presentation: As the culminating experience in the writing concentration, students will take the writing seminar, in which they are guided in the preparation of their senior portfolio, a collection of fiction, poetry, and/or essays. A bound copy of the senior portfolio remains with the English department. Students will give a public reading during the last quarter.
Take two of the following writing theory courses: (6)
Take three of the following creative writing courses: (9)
English Cognates and Certification Requirements
Students wishing teacher certification must take the following courses and fulfill certification requirements as listed by the School of Education and Psychology.