May 21, 2018  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in English (Day)

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The Bachelor of Arts in English develops a student’s skills of analysis and expression through concentrated study in literature and both professional and creative writing. By itself or in combination with one of the suggested minor courses of study, the Bachelor of Arts in English prepares students for careers in a variety of areas as well as for graduate work in such fields as English, law, divinity, and business.


Students who complete degree requirements for a B.A. in English should develop the competency to 

  • understand the broad historical and aesthetic traditions in British, American, and other English-language literature;
  • understand the interplay of reading and writing literature;
  • analyze, synthesize, and evaluate literary works;
  • think critically and creatively;
  • write with precision and clarity.


Program assessment will be determined by

  • assessment techniques embedded in particular classes;
  • student performance in culminating internships or projects.

General Education Requirements (minimum 42 credits)

Major Requirements (33-36 credits)

Focus Area Courses (15 credits)

Literature Focus (9 credits)

  • ENG 300–400  Three literature electives

General Electives (42-45 credits)

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


Students from any department may minor in English, or writing.

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