Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic 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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete degree requirements for a B.A. in English should  be able 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.

Assessment

Program assessment will be determined by:

  • Assessment techniques embedded in particular classes;
  • Student performance in culminating internships or projects.

General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

General Electives (42-45 credits)


Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


English, Bachelor of Arts (Day)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

MA ___

Math 112 or above

3 cr

ENG113

Effective Presentations          

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

ENG210

Advanced Composition

3 cr

ENG205

Creative Writing

3 cr

ENG211

Major British Writers

3 cr

ENG223

Shakespeare

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

ENG355

American Lit. and its Roots

3 cr

ENG356

Romantics & Transcend.

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & the Human

3 cr

ENG395

Special Topics

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

ENG430

English Lang: Dev. & Issues

3 cr

ENG472

Mod/Contemp. World Fict.

3 cr

ENG466

Mod/Contemp. World Poetry

3 cr

ENG495

Internship/Project

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

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