Bachelor of Arts in English

Mission

The members of the English Department are committed to preparing our majors for the future as well-read, critical, and creative thinkers and communicators ready to lead and to serve in a variety of professional careers. Putting knowledge to practice, students choose an internship, student teaching, or a research/performance project for junior or senior year to equip them with practical experience and relevant credentials before graduation.

Goals

Provide students with:

  • Knowledge of literatures in English
  • Genre comprehension skills
  • Effective argument skills
  • Comprehension of theoretical, cultural, and historical contexts
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of literatures in English
  • Display genre comprehension
  • Demonstrate effective argument
  • Display comprehension of theoretical, cultural, and historical context
  • Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking skills

Bachelor of Arts in English:
Literary Studies Concentration

Sample Degree Completion Plan

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 105 EN 106
First Year Seminar First Year Seminar Core
Core Minor Required
Core EN 211
Core Core

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 211 EN 206 or 305A
EN 205 or 305 EN 223 Rhetoric
Minor Required Minor Required
Core Elective British or American Literature elective
Core Elective Core Elective

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 302A Junior Seminar World Literature Elective
Shakespeare Minor Required or Elective
British or American Literature Elective British or American Literature Elective
Core Elective British or American Literature Elective
Minor Elective Minor Elective

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
British or American Literature Elective EN 402B Senior Seminar
Minor Required or Elective ID 413 Internship
Elective Elective
Core or Elective Core or Elective
Elective Elective

English Major: Required Courses for Literary Studies

  • EN 211 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 311A or EN 312A Shakespeare
  • EN 223 Rhetoric
  • Two seminars:
      • EN 302A—Junior—Criticism and Theory
      • EN 401A—Senior—Study of a Major Author
  • Two courses in British literature prior to 1700:
      • EN 205 Major British Writers I
      • EN 207 Chaucer or EN 300 History of the English Language
  • Two courses in British literature after 1700:
      • EN 206 Major British Writers II
      • One elective
  • Two courses in American literature (one after 1850):
      • EN 305 Major American Writers II
      • One elective
  • One world literature course
  • ID 413 Internship

Bachelor of Arts in English:
Writing Studies Concentration*

Sample Degree Completion Plan

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 105 EN 106
First Year Seminar First Year Seminar Core
Core Minor Elective
Core EN 211 or Core
Core Core

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 211 or Core Literature course
Literature Course EN 223 Rhetoric
Minor Elective Minor Elective
Core Elective Core Elective
Core Elective Core Elective

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 302A Junior Seminar Literature course
Writing Course 200 level Minor Required or Elective
Minor Elective Writing Course
Minor Elective Writing Course
Core Minor Elective

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Writing Course 300 level EN 402B Senior Seminar
Minor Required or Elective ID 413 Internship
Elective or Internship Elective
Core or Elective Core or Elective
Elective Elective


Students interested in concentrating in writing will take a combination of six writing courses and six literature courses. An internship is required.

  • EN 211 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 223 Rhetoric
  • EN 302A - Junior Seminar - Criticism and Theory
  • EN 401A - Senior Seminar - Major Author
  • Three British, American or World literature courses
  • Electives: five writing courses in English or Communication or TH 308. Three courses on the 200 level; two upper level
  • ID 413 Internship

*A minor is strongly encouraged and recommended. The minor should be chosen to complement the writing studies concentration so that a student interested in science writing would minor in science or writing for the arts would minor in fine arts, for example. The possibilities are too many to enumerate since writing is key in all fields.


Bachelor of Arts in English:
Secondary Education Concentration

Sample Degree Completion Plan

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 105 EN 106
First Year Seminar First Year Seminar Core
ED 100 ED 101B
ED 103 EN 211 or Core
Core MA 105

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 211 or Core EN 206 or 305A
EN 205 or 305 EN 223 Rhetoric
Core ED 205
PS 203 (Core) British or American Literature elective
EC 203 (Core) ED 306

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
EN 302A Junior Seminar World Literature Elective
Shakespeare British or American Literature Elective
British or American Literature Elective Core
Core Elective ED 205
ED 315 PS 310 (offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
British or American Literature Elective EN 402B Senior Seminar
Core or Elective EN 403 Student Teaching
Core or Elective  
Core or Elective  
Core or Elective  


Students interested in teaching will combine a major in English with a core of education courses, including student teaching. Licensure by the State Department of Education requires certain courses and areas be covered in the major.

  • EN 211 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 311A or EN 312A Shakespeare
  • EN 223 Rhetoric
  • Two seminars:
      • EN 302A Junior Seminar - Criticism and Theory
      • EN 401A Senior Seminar - Major Author or EN 401B - Senior - Time Period
  • Two courses in British literature before 1700:
      • EN 205 Major British Writers I
      • EN 207 Chaucer or EN 300 History of the English Language
  • Two courses in British literature after 1700:
      • EN 206 Major British Writers II
      • One elective
  • Two courses in American literature (one after 1850):
      • EN 305 Major American Writers I
      • EN 305A Major American Writers II
  • One World Literature course
  • Internship — Student Teaching serves the internship requirement but would not be given English Department credit.
Courses Liberal Arts & Education Pathway

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