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(Archive) English (ELISH)

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

English (ELISH) - (ARCHIVE)

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. A student enrolled in this major must earn at least a grade of C in each 300- and 400-level course.

ENGLISH MINOR: Students must select (beyond the basic General Education) enough courses (6 credits at the 400 level) in ENGL or ELISH to account for 18 credits.

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

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

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45 credits

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 18 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (18 credits)
CMPBD 100(3) (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 COURSE (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 COURSE (3 credits)
ELISH 482(3) (Sem. 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits at the 200 leel 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)


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-04-055

Review Date: 6/8/99 (General Education Update)

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