Bachelor of Arts Degree in English


The 36-hour major begins with courses designed to develop students' writing and introduce them to the history and interpretation of literary genres and the theories behind interpretation. Upper-division literature courses deal with specific periods or themes. Three of these are electives. Students seeking secondary teaching certification can fulfill the English requirements for certification without taking English courses beyond the major requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degree - Course Sequence

Freshman Year
First Semester Sem.
Hrs.
Second Semester Sem.
Hrs.
ENGLISH 115
Rhetoric 
3 ENGLISH 205
Literature & the Moral Imagination 
(Major's Section)
3
HISTORY I 3 HISTORY II 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Elective
3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Elective
3
PHILOSOPHY 100
Ethics as Intro. to
Philosophy
3 THEOLOGY 111
Theological Foundations
3
MATH
Elective
3 MATH
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

 

Sophomore
First Semester Sem.
Hrs.
Second Semester Sem.
Hrs.
ENGLISH 221
Poetry
3 ENGLISH 302
Modern Literary Theory OR
ENGLISH 303
History of Literary Criticism
3
PHILOSOPHY 290
Theory of Knowledge
3 THEOLOGY
Scrip/Hist or Christ Sys
Elective
3
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3 SOCIAL SCIENCE
Elective
3
SCIENCE
Elective
3 SCIENCE
Elective
3
FINE ARTS
Elective
3 ER/S FOCUS
Elective
3
Total 15 Total 15

 

Junior
First Semester Sem.
Hrs.
Second Semester Sem.
Hrs.
ENGLISH 425
Shakespeare 
3 AMERICAN LITERATURE
Elective
3
BRITISH LITERATURE
Elective
3 Language/Linguistics 3
PHILOSOPHY
Elective
3 THEOLOGY
Ethics or Rel/Culture
3
SCIENCE
Elective
3 GENERAL
Elective**
3
GENERAL
Elective**
3

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
(may double count)

3
Total 15 Total 15

 

Senior
First Semester Sem.
Hrs.
Second Semester Sem.
Hrs.
English Electives 6 ENGLISH 499
English Senior Seminar
3
GENERAL
Electives
6 ENGLISH
Electives
3
DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
(may double count)
3 GENERAL
Elective**
9
Total 15 Total 15