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B.A. in English

Degree Requirements Sample Program

Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in English requires 121 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
English Major 36 credits
Major Courses 21 credits  
    ENGL 303 Shakespeare (3 credits)
    ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation (3 credits)
    ENGL 334 American Literature I (3 credits)
    ENGL 335 American Literature II (3 credits)
    ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar (3 credits)
    Context courses with emphasis on writing and speaking (12 credits)
Upper-Level Elective in English
- ENGL375/475 Internship is recommended.
(3 credits)
Open Electives (39 credits)
TOTAL 121 credits

*Three core credits in the Humanities satisfied with Major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.A. in English (121 credits)


Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Mathematics Core 3 credits
Humanities and Social Science Core
3 credits
Humanities and Social Science Core
3 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Natural Science Core 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I
3 credits
ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II
3 credits
ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation
3 credits
ENGL 334 American Literature I 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course
3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Natural Science or Mathematics Core 3 credits
ENGL 335 American Literature II 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL 375/475 Internship 3 credits
Open Electives 12 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar 3 credits
ENGL 303 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course 3 credits
Upper-level elective in English 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Total Credits for Graduation: 121

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