English Major (Bachelor of Arts)
A student majoring in English must complete 62 hours of ENGL, FILM, 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 following pre-candidacy courses with a minimum grade of B-: ENGL 121, ENGL 122; ENGL 223 or HONR 243; ENGL 210, ENGL 211, ENGL 212; ENGL 234. 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.
*Students accepted into the writing concentration are required to take two courses in one of these categories but only one course in the other category.
ENGL 384: also fulfilled with 12 hours of Latin or 9 hours of Greek
ENGL 495: 12 quarters - 1 each quarter while in residence.
British literature before 1820 selected from the following courses: (8)*
British and American literature after 1820 selected from the following courses: (8)*
|ENGL 355||Victorian Literature||
|ENGL 356||Twentieth-Century British Literature||
|ENGL 364||Nineteenth-Century American Literature||
|ENGL 366||Twentieth-Century American Literature||
|Total Credit Hours:||47
Standard English Major
Electives must be chosen from ENGL and WRIT.
English Major with Writing Concentration
During the spring quarter of the sophomore 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 selected work previously done for academic credit and work written independently. 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 two of the following creative writing courses: (8)
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.
FILM 416: For English majors pursuing secondary certification, FILM 416 will meet the film requirement for the English major.