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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Begin date: Fall Semester 2005
End Date: Summer Session 2012

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 Professional Writing Option. Both options share a common core of 13 credits and provide a sound foundation in the liberal arts and opportunities to develop creative and analytical skills. Students in the Literature 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. Students in the Professional Writing Option follow a sequence of courses designed to develop and enhance writing skills in areas directly relevant to business and technical applications.

For the B.A. degree in English, a minimum of 121 credits is required. Each student must earn at least a grade of C or above in all courses required under Common Requirements, Prescribed, Additional, and Supporting courses.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES)

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

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

ELECTIVES: 6 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 this bulletin)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 46 credits

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 13 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (13 credits)
CMPSC 100(1) (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 200(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 311(3), ENGL 312(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 33 credits

LITERATURE OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (9 credits)
ENGL 482W(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 494(6) (Sem: 7-8)

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 from any of the three areas (The Canon and Its Critics, Globality and Literature, and Cultural Studies) at any level (Sem: 1-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL WRITING OPTION: 33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
ENGL 100(3), ENGL 215(3), (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 482W(3), ENGL 417(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 418(3) or ENGL 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 495(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following list, with at least 9 credits at the 400 level
COMM 260W(3); ENGL 262 GH(3) or ENGL 263 GH(3) or ENGL 265 GH(3) (Sem: 3-6)
COMM 315(3) (Sem: 4-6)
ENGL 415(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 425(3), ENGL 439(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 479(1-3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES (3 credits)
COMM 001(1-3) (Sem: 1-8)
COMM 320(3), COMM 370(3), COMM 471(3), MKTG 301(3) (Sem: 5-6)
COMM 002(2-3), COMM 406(3), COMM 460W(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-06-007

Review Date: 04/12/05

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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