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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

English (ELISH) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Spring Semester 2005

English - ARCHIVE

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College (ELISH)

This major offers courses in literary and cultural studies, and in various forms of writing. Students majoring in English may select the Literature or the Creative Writing option. Both options provide a sound foundation in the liberal arts and opportunities to develop creative and analytical skills. Students in either option select courses from three separate areas--The Canon and Its Critics, Cultural Studies, and Globality and Literature--and develop a broad understanding of the ways in which literature works in various critical and cultural contexts.

For the B.A. degree in English, a minimum of 121 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course in the major field.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 43 credits

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 16 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
CMPBD 100(1) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 200(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ELISH 300(3), 301(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ELISH 448(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ELISH 494A(3) (Sem: 7-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 27 credits

CREATIVE WRITING OPTION: (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
ELISH 484W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 12 credits from school-approved writing workshops in ENGL or ELISH, with at least 6 credits at the 400 level (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from a 400-level literature course in one of three areas (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select one course from The Cannon and Its Critics(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select one course from Globality and Literature(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select one course from Cultural Studies(3) (Sem: 1-8)

LITERATURE OPTION: (27 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
ELISH 482(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits at the 200 level or below from The Canon and Its Critics (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits at the 200 level or below from Globality and Literature (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits at the 200 level or below from Cultural Studies (Sem: 1-8)
Select 3 credits at the 400 level from The Canon and its Critics (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits at the 400 level from Globality and Literature (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits at the 400 level from Cultural Studies (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (6 credits)
Select 6 credits in any area at any level (Sem: 1-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet Item #: 29-07-016

Review Date: 04/10/01

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