Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA (42-303) (120 hours)

Major, Bachelor of Arts Degree

The graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Use the methods and techniques of literary study to develop the skills of close reading and literary analysis.

  • Write with clarity, originality, grammatical correctness, proper usage, and logic (demonstrating rhetorical skills necessary for successful communication).

  • Accomplish primary and secondary research, incorporating the results into formal written presentations with an understanding of appropriate critical approaches.

  • Understand the relationship between works of literature and the historical/cultural contexts in which they were written.

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of literary periods, approaches, genres, and major works.

English, BA (42-303) (4 Year Guide)  

Select Literature Track or Creative Writing Track: 33 Semester Hours

Literature Track: 33 Semester Hours

Minor Requirements: 15-35 Semester Hours

A minor is required for this major. Students completing the Literature Track are ineligible to receive an English Minor. Students completing the Creative Writing Track are ineligible to receive a Creative Writing Minor.

General Education Requirements: 36 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Modern Language Requirement: 9 Semester Hours

Refer to Bachelor’s Degree Requirements section for fulfillment options.

Free Electives: 1-21 Semester Hours

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours