1760 - English


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Program Description
English Language and Literature, General. A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples. Emphases options: Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, English Studies, and Professional Writing, Media, and Rhetoric.
College of Liberal Arts


Credits: 40

Program Requirements

"25-30 credits: 6-7 credits: ENGL 300 and choose one course from ENGL 331, ENGL 332, ENGL 333, ENGL 334. 10-11 literature credits: Choose one course from ENGL 203, ENGL 215, ENGL 216, ENGL 302, ENGL 303, ENGL 305, ENGL 307, ENGL 414, ENGL 432, ENGL 493. Choose one course from ENGL 310, ENGL 311, ENGL 312, ENGL 313. Choose one course from ENGL 321, ENGL 322, ENGL 323, ENGL 325, ENGL 326, ENGL 327, ENGL 328, ENGL 423, ENGL 424. Choose 6-8 credits from ENGL 280, ENGL 308, ENGL 334, ENGL 353, ENGL 361, ENGL 402, ENGL 403, ENGL 405, ENGL 430, ENGL 431, ENGL 434, ENGL 436, ENGL 437, ENGL 447, ENGL 453, ENGL 464, ENGL 490, ENGL 497. At least 8 credits in ENGL must be at the 400 level."


"10-15 elective credits from any ENGL courses numbered higher than 201, for example ENGL 202, ENGL 205, ENGL 306, CMST 306, ENGL 431, ENGL 436, ENGL 465, ENGL 466, ENGL 469, ENGL 481, or creative writing courses. "

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

"Students fulfill the University's Upper Division Writing Requirement by successfully completing ENGL 331, ENGL 332, ENGL 333, or ENGL 334."

Admissions Requirements

    Admission GPA: 2.5


    BA English Majors (except for those enrolled in the 45-credit Literature concentration) must elect a minor program of study or must complete one year of a foreign language.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Ability to interpret texts in relation to socio-historical contexts.
    Ability to interpret texts through sensitivity to vocabulary and language, tone, imagery, and point of view.
    Ability to relate to works that embody behaviors, values, and perspectives unfamiliar to you.
    Ability to write argument and exposition that is shaped appropriately for a particular purpose, audience, and situation.
    Awareness of genre: A) As a reader, you recognize how the form, type, or kind of text (poem, business letter, essay, drama, grant application) affects its meaning. B) As a writer, you can create a text in a form appropriate for its purpose.
    Critical thinking and analysis.
    English Studies Program All Goals Combined
    Familiarity with a broad range of the literature in your field, both in terms of it diversity and its integrating traditions (the continuities that bring it together).
    Knowledge of methods, terms, and theories in your field.

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