Feb 26, 2024  
ARCHIVED 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
ARCHIVED 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA


Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)


Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements (45 hours)


The major requires 45 hours as follows: 

Language Requirements (6 hours)


All English Majors are required to take 6 hours of World Languages or alternatives such as Cherokee and American Sign Language. 

The Capstone Course (3 hours)


Taken in last year of their program. Course would be adjusted to focus on career readiness and include creating electronic employment portfolios, preparing for interviews, etc. Fall version hosts humanities conference; Spring version hosts interdisciplinary conference. 

For education, Intern I.

Seminar in English Studies (3 hours)


Advanced special topics courses taught by different faculty each semester. Subject varies and is based on the teacher’s research speciality. 

Education students will take ENGL 418, English students will take ENGL 450. 

Public Engagement (Non-Credit Requirement)


This requirement encourages practical and public applications of learning. This is an experiential requirement that can be fulfilled in one of several ways: an internship, completing Degree+, Lily Engagement Award, student teaching field experience, study abroad, or some other significant, customized experience to be determined by the faculty. Students electing to satisfy the requirement with experiences not for academic credit must make up the 3 hours in the elective catagory in order to reach 120.

This will be tracked via qualtrics survey completed by the advisor, much like comprehensive exams are at present. 

For education, Intern II (For ESP, Intern I)

Pursuing Degree+ or Lily Award or some other significant experiential learning project frees up 3 hours of elective course work. 

Concentrations (24 hours)


Students should select one of the following concentrations: 

Creative Writing and Publishing Concentration (24 hours)


The Creative Writing and Publishing Concentration features the study and generation of multiple literary art forms with emphasis on craft and development of creative and critical thinking and communication skills.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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

English Studies Concentration (24 hours)


English Studies provides a traditional, flexible BA program designed to accommodate pre-professional students and students who wish to build a program with courses across several concentrations.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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

English Studies Pedagogy Concentration (24 hours)


The English Studies Pedagogy Concentration is a required concentration for students pursuing a B.S.Ed. in Secondary and Special Subject Teaching (grades 9-12) English Education. It is also relevant to students interested in pedagogy-centered careers, such as teaching internationally, by providing them with the content knowledge and teaching method skills needed for success.

This program does not lead to licensure. Only students who also complete the B.S.Ed. in Secondary and Special Subject Teaching (grades 9-12) English may be recommended for NC Teaching Licensure in English Language Arts.

Students must complete the English Studies Pedagogy Methods Core (12 hours), English Studies Pedagogy Electives (9 hours), and one 400 level literature course (3 hours). 

English Studies Pedagogy Electives (9 hours)

Students should choose 9 hours from the courses listed below:

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

Note: Students in the BA/English Studies Pedagogy Concentration with a TESOL minor may not use an English Studies Pedagogy elective course for both the major and the TESOL minor. 

400-Level Literature Course (3 hours)

Students should select one 400-level English Literature course from the courses listed below. 

Film and New Media Concentration (24 hours)


Concentration focuses on analysis of film and film genres, and video in the context of changes in the media landscape during the past few decades.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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

Global English Studies Concentration (24 hours)


This concentration highlights the vitality and interconnectedness of literary traditions across the globe, and the relevance of global learning and approaches to everyday life.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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

Literary Studies Concentration (24 hours)


In this concentration, students explore written and visual texts from both critical and creative perspectives in their cultural contexts. They also develop writing and analytical skills including research, collaboration, and facility with relevant new technologies.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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

Writing and Editing in Professional Environments Concentration (24 hours)


Like all English majors, students who concentrate in Professional Writing are critical and creative thinkers. As Professional Writing students, they sharpen their writing skills, learn to adapt to the changing demands of the marketplace, and prepare for careers in a variety of fields, including law, marketing, and public relations; print, broadcast, and electronic media; technical writing, editing, and publishing; creative writing, magazine writing, and consulting; and they work with non-profit organizations and government agencies. Professional Writing students have the option to take several creative writing courses that focus on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

Note: NO more than one Liberal Studies course may be used to meet the major requirement for the English BA. 

Public Writing and Rhetoric Concentration (24 hours)


This concentration highlights the historical, cultural, and ethical contexts of rhetorical language and writing in public settings and for public advocacy.

Students should choose 24 hours from the courses listed below: 

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). Students are encouraged to use ENGL classes as their general electives to meet the 120-hour requirement. If courses taken in the major are also used to meet Liberal Studies requirements, more hours will need to be completed to reach the 120 hours required for the degree. 

English BA (Creative Writing and Publishing, English Studies, English Studies Pedagogy, Film and New Media, Global English Studies, Literary Studies, Writing and Editing in Professional Environments, and Public Writing and Rhetoric) 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 those minors is not allowed. 

All BSEd Secondary Education - English majors must also enroll in the English BA degree program. Any English BA concentration may be selected (i.e. Literary Studies, Professional Writing and Editing, Film and New Media, 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 English BA - ESP Concentration satisfy the BA language requirement with the language of the BSEd Secondary Education - English (6 hours in a foreign language or languages). Selection of any other English BA concentration requires completion of the prescribed BA foreign language requirement (6 hours WLL 231/232 or 240) and may require students to take coursework beyond 120 hours to complete the requirements of both programs.