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[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


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The major in English is designed to develop in students an understanding of language and its uses; an effective, individual writing voice; a critical and aesthetic appreciation of literature; and an understanding of how literature illuminates the diversity of human experience. Because of its comprehensive nature and its focus on critical and analytical thinking and writing skills, the major prepares students for graduate study in English, library science, and law as well as career paths in which effective communication is central, such as teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, theatre, and professional writing.

All students majoring in English take a 30-semester-hour core of courses and choose a complementary 10–23-semester-hour specialization in advanced literary study, professional writing, or dramaturgy. Students wishing to teach English at the secondary level should take the 23–41-hour education minor in place of one of the above areas of specialization. All students pursuing an English major must take the Junior Oral Examination (ENG 399 ) during the spring term of their junior year.

Note: Students who declared the English major prior to the 2002–03 catalog should consult their particular catalog and meet with their academic advisors to determine appropriate coursework.

Advanced Literary Study Specialization


LINK (General Education) (51 credit hours)


Advanced Literary Study (12 credit hours)


Students pursuing a specialization in advanced literary study must take the following additional coursework along with the core curriculum.

Total Credits: 122


Dramaturgy Specialization


LINK (General Education) (51 credit hours)


Dramaturgy


Students pursuing a specialization in dramaturgy must take FAS 125: Intro to Theatre as their second-tier Fine Arts Perspective course in LINK. This course acts as a prerequisite for all other dramaturgy courses. Students will complete the specialization with the following courses:

Plus nine (9) hours from the following


(of which at least 6 hours must be 300 level or higher):

Total Credits: 122


Professional Writing Specialization


LINK (General Education) (51 credit hours)


Professional Writing (21 credit hours)


Students pursuing a specialization in professional writing must take ENG 202 - Creative Writing  as the second-tier Fine Arts Perspective course in LINK and will take the following required courses in addition to the core curriculum:

Elective Credits: Complete enough elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 122


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