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Undergraduate Degree Programs

English

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 120 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: 45-48 credits

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 15 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ENGL 200(3) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 312(3), ENGL 403(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ENGL 482W(3) (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
ENGL 443(3) or ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 30-33 credits

LITERATURE, FILM, AND CULTURE OPTION: 30-33 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12-15 credits)
CMLIT 453(3), ENGL 420(3), PHIL 409(3) (Sem: 4-8)
ENGL 494(3-6)* (Sem: 7-8)

*If the 6-credit option is selected, 3 credits count toward the 400-level Additional Courses requirement.

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from COMM 150 GA(3) or INART 005 GA(3) or INART 110 GA(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits at the 200 level or below from CMLIT or ENGL (except ENGL 050) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6 credits at the 400 level CMLIT or ENGL courses (except 400-level creative writing workshops) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 477(3), ENGL/WMNST 489(3), ENGL/WMNST 490 US;IL(3), ENGL 492/WMNST 491(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL WRITING OPTION: 30 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
ENGL 100(3), ENGL 215(3), (Sem: 1-4)
ENGL 417(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ENGL 495(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
ENGL 418(3) or ENGL 419(3) (Sem: 5-8)
Select 12 credits from the following list, with at least 9 credits at the 400 level:
COMM 260W(3); COMM 315(3), ENGL 262 GH(3) or ENGL 263 GH(3) or ENGL 265 GH(3);
ENGL 415(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 425(3), ENGL 439(3), ENGL 479(1-3) (Sem: 3-8)

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

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2012

Blue Sheet Item #: 40-06-044

Review Date: 04/10/2012

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07

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