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Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

English (ENGL) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR DON BIALOSTOSKY, Head

Majors explore the imaginative and practical uses of English through courses in literature, writing, rhetoric, and language. They develop perspectives on human nature and cultural values through American, British, and other English literatures; they learn how to gather, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information; they gain mastery over their language. These skills help English majors find careers in such fields as publishing, business, industry, government, and teaching. English majors often go on to postgraduate study not only in English but in such areas as law, business, education, and other liberal disciplines.

Majors can emphasize writing, literature, or rhetoric, or a mix of literature, writing, and rhetoric. All provide a liberal education and all develop analytic and writing skills. Qualified students may participate in the career internship and in the English honors program.

Students interested in earning certification in secondary education should contact the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. (See also Teacher Education Programs.)

For the B.A. degree in English, a minimum of 124 credits is required.

ENGLISH MINOR: Students must complete 18 credits in English--at least 6 credits from ENGL 200-289 and 6 credits from ENGL 400-493. Students may not count courses used to satisfy General Education Writing/Speaking Skills.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
ENGL 200(3) (Sem: 1-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 221(3) or 221W(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 222(3), 222W(3), 231(3), 231W(3), 232(3), 232W(3), 235 DF(3), or 240(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 261(3), 262 GH(3), 263 GH(3), 265 GH(3), or 268 GH(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from ENGL 310H(3) or 487W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (21 credits)
Select 6 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits at the 300 or 400 level in literature primarily before 1800 from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits at the 300 or 400 level in literature primarily after 1800 from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 9 credits at the 300 or 400 level in literature, writing, or rhetoric (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue sheet Item #: 27-03-095

Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)

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