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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) English

(120 semester hours)

The English major requires a total of 36 semester hours, of which 30-33 must be advanced.

Academic Major*
Courses Hours
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, 2341 3

English 2329

3
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, 4309 18

English (advanced)

12
Major Support Courses
Courses Hours
Modern Language 1301, 1302, 2311, 2312
in a single modern language
12
Core Curriculum
Courses Hours
Core Curriculum. Students should be aware that some majors specify particular courses to meet core-curriculum requirements when options are available. 42
Minor
Courses Hours
Minor 18
Electives
Courses Hours
Electives** (3-6 advanced hours are required to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement) 15

* Students may choose a specialization area in Creative Writing, English Language Learning and Linguistics, or Technical and Business Writing.

**The number of advanced hours in electives is determined by the specialization area chosen

Specialization Areas

Creative Writing

A major in English with a specialization in creative writing requires 36 hours of which 30 must be advanced according to the list below. Students who select English 3355, “Fiction and Fiction Writing,” must select English 4376, “Fiction Writing Workshop,” and students who select English 3356, “Poetry and Poetry Writing,” must then select English 4377, “Poetry Writing Workshop.”

Creative Writing
Courses Hours
English 2329, 2341 6
English 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334 15
English 3355 and 4376, or 3356 and 4377 6
English 4309 3

English (advanced)

6

English Language Learning and Linguistics

A major in English with a specialization in English Language Learning and Linguistics designed for students interested in teaching English as a second language abroad or in TESOL English language training in the United States. The concentration does not lead to ESL Certification K-12. This program requires 36 hours of which 30 must be advanced according to the list below. Courses in the concentration are cross-listed in the disciplines of English and Linguistics. Students that major in English with a specialization area of English Language Learning and Linguistics may not choose a minor in English Language Learning and Linguistics or a minor in Linguistics.

English Language Learning and Linguistics
Courses Hours
English 2331, and 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2329, 2341 6
English 3320, 3323, 3326, 4323, 4340 15

English (advanced)

15

Technical and Business Writing***

A major in English with a specialization in technical and business writing requires 36 hours of which 33 must be advanced according to the list below.

Technical and Business Writing
Courses Hours
English 2321, 2322, 2323, 2326, 2331, 2341 3
English 3330, 3351, 3352, 3353, 3354 15
English 4360, 4365, 4373 9

English (advanced)

9

***Students must use 3 hours of electives to satisfy the Humanities requirement.