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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

English, BA Major in


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When a student chooses to major in English, he or she must choose to concentrate either in Literatures in English, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Creative Writing and Literature, or Publishing Studies. Students who choose the Literatures in English concentration take a wide variety of courses in literature, organized around issues, authors, genres, or historical periods. Students who choose the Creative Writing and Literature concentration divide their course work between literature courses and workshops in writing prose, poetry, drama, essays, screenplays, and children’s literature. Students who choose the Publishing Studies concentration divide their course work between literature courses and courses in which they study the history and practice of publishing and the skills and techniques that are essential in the publishing industry.  Students who choose the Children’s and Young Adult Literature concentration complete course work in literature, creative writing, publishing studies, and psychology to develop the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the field of children’s literature as writers, critics, and/or editors. 

Program Requirements


124 semester hours of course work, including at least 94 semester hours in liberal arts courses.

The requirements of these four areas of concentration are listed below.

Literatures in English - Semester Hours: 39


1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 6


3. ENGL 194 Junior/Senior Seminar - Semester Hours: 3


Majors must take ENGL 194 in their junior or senior year.

5. Pre-1900 Electives - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from the following:

6. General Electives - Semester Hours: 12


For the 12 s.h. of required general electives, students may select from 100-level ENGL courses.

Children's and Young Adult Literature - Semester Hours: 39


1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 6


2. Constructing Literature - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from:

3. Creative Writing - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from

4. Publishing Studies - Semester Hours: 3


5. Literature, Childhood, and Adolescence - Semester Hours: 6


6. Psychological and Educational Contexts - Semester Hours: 3


7. Electives - Semester Hours: 15


15 credits chosen from CRWR or ENGL courses  taken under advisement.  In particular, students are strongly encouraged to take the following:

Creative Writing and Literature - Semester Hours: 39


39 credits in writing and literature, chosen under advisement, including:

1. Choose From - Semester Hours: 6


6 credits chosen from the following:

2. Advanced Creative Writing Workshops - Semester Hours: 6


6 credits in advanced creative writing workshops, chosen from the following:

3. Foundation Courses - Semester Hours: 6


a. 3 credits to be chosen from ENGL 083  or 081 

b. 3 credits to be chosen from ENGL 060 , 061 , 080 , 081 , 082 , 083 , 070  or 071 

4. Choose From - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits in major authors chosen from:

5. Course in Pre-1900 Literature – Semester Hours: 3


Select from the list below at least 3 semester hours of 100-level ENGL literature courses dealing with literature written before 1900. 

6. Electives - Semester Hours: 15


The remaining 15 semester hours must include at least 9 s.h. of 100-level ENGL courses selected from the list below, exclusive of ENGL 170-179A and ENGL 191. The final 6 s.h. may be taken in additional 100-level ENGL courses selected from the list below (including ENGL 170-179A and ENGL 191), or may be taken in advanced creative writing workshops (CRWR), as listed; in courses in publishing studies, as listed; in DRAM 173, 174, 175, or 176; or in certain linguistics or literature courses in other departments, chosen under departmental advisement.

Publishing Studies and Literature - Semester Hours: 39


39 credits in publishing and literature, including:

1. Choose From - Semester Hours: 6


a. 3 credits to be chosen from ENGL 060  or 083 

b. 3 credits chosen from ENGL 081  or 082  

2. Semester Hours: 15


3. Semester Hours: 6


4. Semester Hours: 9


9 credits of 100-level English or American literature courses, chosen from the following:

5. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits of electives in any other publishing studies, literature, or creative writing courses, chosen from the following:

Note:


The program is assisted by the Advisory Board consisting of the following high level publishing executives: Robert Carter, Eleanor Friede, Jon Gillett, Richard Marek, Richard Seaver, Timothy Seldes, Grace Shaw and Liz Walker.

Footnote*


*This course fulfills the general education oral communication requirement.

Complete BA Requirements


BA Requirements  in HCLAS.

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