Jun 15, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.S.

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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 Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in natural, physical, mathematical, and computer science. Courses with an ENG prefix are generally not accepted towards fulfilling this 60- hour requirement. Therefore, be sure to keep this requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. For the ENG B.S. in particular, majors are allowed to apply an additional 9 hours of elective course work towards the science requirement. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree , including a specific listing of courses applicable to the 60-hour requirement.

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: 3

b. Social Science: 3

c. Humanities

(completed by Major Requirements)

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 16-30

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.S. degree, 9 additional hours in the sciences are required that can be applied toward the 60-hour science requirement. Choose from among the applicable courses in the natural, physical, mathematical, and computer sciences Credit(s): 9

Major hours: 39-42

Other Electives

Choose electives and other courses to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours of course work and 60 hours of science credits required for graduation.

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120

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