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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, Communication and Technology Track, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English consists of a minimum of 39 credits as distributed below. The major offers two tracks: (1) literature and (2) communication and technology. These tracks share a common core of two courses and the same elective and diversity requirements. Students completing a certificate in English Secondary Education should follow the Literature Track. Creative Writing and Journalism students may choose either track.

Additional requirements are listed under the separate tracks.

All courses for the major must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Common Core Courses (6 credits)


Students should take these two courses as soon as they declare their major as English. They are considered Gateway courses.

ENGL 300  should be taken before ENGL 324  and ENGL 301  before ENGL 302 .

Common Elective Requirements (12 credits)

These electives must be English courses at the 300- or 400-level, although students may, with their advisor’s permission, include one 200-level course as part of this requirement.

Students in either track may use Creative Writing courses to satisfy elective requirements.


At least one of the required or elective courses must fulfill the diversity requirement. ENGL 364 - Perspectives on Women in Literature  and ENGL 369 - Race and Ethnicity in U.S. Literature  fulfill the diversity requirement. Other courses may fulfill the requirement if they are so marked on the schedule of classes.

Communication and Technology Track (21 Credits)

English majors in the Communication and Technology track examine theories of communication, media, and technology, hone composition skills, and develop a critical awareness of print and electronic texts. With these analytical skills, students within the Communication and Technology track prepare for careers in communication, law, journalism, publishing, business, and public relations.

Required Courses

It is recommended that students complete ENGL 300  in their first semester as a major and prior to taking ENGL 324 .

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