Jun 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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The Department of English offers a wide variety of courses in British, American and African- American literature as well as in creative writing, cultural studies, composition, and film.

120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the major requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree .

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core Hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 6

b. Social Science: 6

c. Humanities: 0-6

(completed by Major Requirements)

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 19-33

Premajor Requirements

Premajor hours: 3

*Course used towards completion of a UK Core Requirement.

Major Requirements

Major Core Requirements

ENG Historical Survey Requirement: 6

Majors must take two Historical Survey courses of their choice. Historical Surveys can be taken in any combination and any order. Courses fulfilling the Historical Survey Requirement include:

ENG Early Period Requirement: 0-3

Majors must take at least one Early Period ENG course of their choice. Courses fulfilling the Early Period Requirement include:

Major Core hours: 9-15

Other Course Work Required for the Major

From the Major Department:

Majors must take an additional seven courses in ENG (Major Electives) primarily at the 300-level and above. Of these required seven courses:

  • two courses must be at the 400-level, of which one must be above ENG 407  (i.e., not ENG 401 , ENG 405 , or ENG 407 );
  • two courses maximum may be counted from additional Historical Surveys (surveys cannot be doublecounted for the Historical Survey Requirement and for the total ENG course requirement);
  • two courses maximum may be counted from among ENG 207 , ENG 221 , ENG 260 , ENG 280 , and ENG 290 .

All additional courses must be at the 300-500 level in ENG. Majors should fulfill the Early Period and Diversity Requirements from among these courses if they have not been already satisfied (e.g., by survey classes or ENG 330 ) Credit(s): 21

Total minimum ENG course hours (excluding premajor): 30

From Outside the Major Department

  • For the English B.A. degree, 9 additional hours at the 200+ level outside English are required in allied departments and programs in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education. Applicable departments and programs include (by prefix): A&S, AAS, AIS, ANT, APP, CHI, CLA, EDC, EDU, EPE, GER, GWS, HJS, HIS, HMN, HON, IAS, ITA, JOU, JPN, LAS, LIN, MAS, MCL, PHI, PS, RS, SPA, ST, WRD Credit(s): 9

Total Major hours: 39-42

Other Electives

Choose electives and other courses to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation.

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

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