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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (BA)

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Federal CIP: 23.0101 English Language and Literature, General

Learning Outcomes

English majors will be able to:

  • analyze works of literature, including paraphrasing significance and identifying major themes.
  • demonstrate a broad base of knowledge about literary periods and major world authors, including familiarity with thematic and structural concerns in a core of classic works.
  • conduct intensive library research on an author or work, including consulting the MLA Bibliography, identifying different critical perspectives, and evaluating the scholarly credibility of sources.
  • write mechanically correct and logically organized prose.
  • revise writing in response to feedback from critical readers and to provide critical feedback on the writing of others.
  • communicate orally, using language that demonstrates a control of standard English and an avoidance of inappropriate stereotypical and gender-specific language.
  • analyze language with regard to phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

English BA Requirements

Specified Core Curriculum

Students earning a bachelor’s degree must complete all Core Curriculum  requirements. The following specific core curriculum course(s) is required.

English Electives


In addition to core curriculum (40-44 credit hours) and major course requirements, students must complete elective coursework appropriate to their degree. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for most bachelor’s degrees, including elective coursework. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their advisor to identify courses that complement their program area. 


Core Curriculum  Requirements  40-44 hrs.

Major Requirements 30 hrs.

English Electives 6 hrs.

Electives 40-44 hrs.

Total: 120 hrs.


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