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

English, B.S.ED.

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

Major Requirements

The major requires 43 hours as follows:

Modern Foreign Languages: 6 hours

          Any 6 hours in any foreign language or languages.

Gateway Course: 1 hour

Required Literature: 6 hours

Literature Electives (6 hours)

Six hours from any 300-400 level literature courses with an ENGL prefix or EDRD 467, Adolescent Literature. Three of these hours may, but need not, be a course in film studies with an ENGL prefix (♦).

Additional Requirements

Required Coordinating Major

All BSEd Secondary Education - English majors must also enroll in the BA - English degree program. Any BA English concentration may be selected (i.e. Literature, Professional Writing, Motion Picture Studies or English Studies Pedagogy) but the English Studies Pedagogy (ESP)  concentration allows completion of both degrees within 120 hours. BSEd Secondary Education - English students who enroll in the BA - English ESP concentration satisfy the BA language requirement with the language requirement of the BSEd  Secondary Education - English (six hours in any foreign language or languages). Selection of any other BA - English concentration requires completion of the prescribed BA foreign language requirement (six hours MFL 231/232 or 240) and may require coursework beyond 120 hours in order to complete the requirements of both programs.

BA English (Literature, Professional Writing, English Studies Pedagogy or Motion Picture Studies) students who elect in the Professional Writing, Film Studies, Literature or Creative Writing minor may not use an ENGL course for both the major and the minor; double counting of a course between those majors and this minor is not allowed.

Students must take at least 30 hours at the junior-senior level at WCU in order to satisfy general university requirements.

Students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major, and no grade below a C (2.0) for any required course in the core 31 hours in English will be accepted.

General Electives: 8-14 hours (depending on how many hours count for Liberal Studies.)

A total of 120 hours is required to graduate. English Education students are encouraged to take ENGL classes as general electives to meet the 120 hour requirement.

Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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