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English (ENGCL) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2001
End Date: Summer Session 2002

English (ENGCL) - Archive

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR BILLIE J. JONES, Program Coordinator

This English major offers students the unique opportunity to study literature in an interdisciplinary context where the relationships among literature and art, history, music, philosophy, media, and American Studies can be investigated. The major offers course in American, British, and world literatures, emphasizing their cultural and historical contexts as well as teaching students to interpret them from a variety of critical perspectives. Small classes in both creative and expository writing encourage students to develop their writing skills by working closely with faculty. With its emphases on interpretive skills, creatively, and writing, the major provides a foundation for careers in such fields as teaching, publishing, public relations, communication, government, and law as well as a strong basis for graduate education. Students interested in earning teaching certification in Secondary Education/English should consult with the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.

For a B. HUM. degree in English a minimum of 120 credits are required.

Entry to Major Requirements:
Entry to the English major requires a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade-point average. (Secondary Education/English certification requires a 2.50 or higher cumulative grade point average.)

Change of Assignment Recommendation:
Students should generally have completed most of their General Education requirements. A limited number of 001-200 level courses are offered at Penn State Harrisburg for students who meet entry to major requirements but need lower division courses.

Students should request a change-of-assignment to Penn State Harrisburg during their fourth semester, to be effective for the next semester of enrollment.

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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

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

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 18 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Humanities Degree Requirements in Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 39 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)[1]
ENGL 200W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
At least 15 credits of Additional/Supporting courses must be taken at the 400 level.
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 231(3), ENGL 231W(3), ENGL 232(3), ENGL 232W(3), (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 221(3), ENGL 221W(3), ENGL 222(3), ENGL 222W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 421(3), ENGL 470(3)[*] (Sem: 3-8)[1]
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 100(3), ENGL 191 GH(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), ENGL 263 GH(3), ENGL 265 GH(3), ENGL 268 GH(3), ENGL 400(3), ENGL 401(3), ENGL 407(3), ENGL 458(3), ENGL 482(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 489 GI(3), ENGL 492 GI(3) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED COURSES (18 credits)
Select 3 credits in American ethic literature or African-American literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in world literature or comparative literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from courses with designations other than British and American (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in American literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)[1]
Select 3 credits in British literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)[1]

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

[*]Since ENGL 470 is required for teaching certification in Secondary Education/English, English majors may only register for this course with the permission of the program.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2001

Blue Sheet #: 29-03-013

Review Date: 11/21/00

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