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ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (Literature Concentration), BA

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements

Language Requirement - six hours

MFL 231, 232, 240 Credits: 6

The major requires 34 hours as follows:

Gateway Course (1 hour)

The Capstone Course (3 hours)

One of the following three Professional Writing Courses (3 hours)

Literature and Film Studies Electives (18 hours)

Eighteen hours of 300-400 level English Literature or Film courses.

Note: NO more than one liberal studies course may be used to meet the major requirements for the English BA. 

Additional Requirements

A total of 120 hours is required to graduate with a BA, including a minor, second major, or other approved program (at least 38 hours). Literature students are encouraged to take ENGL classes as their general electives to meet the 120 hour requirement. If courses taken in the major also are used to meet Liberal Studies requirements more hours need to be completed to reach the 120 hours required for the degree.

BA English (Literature, Professional Writing, English Studies Pedagogy or Motion Picture Studies) students who elect to enroll 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.

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 an 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 students to take coursework beyond 120 hours to complete the requirements of both programs.

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