Jan 23, 2021  
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English B.A.

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The English major further develops students’  writing, critical reasoning, and interpretive and research skills. The major features a rich and varied curriculum rooted in the classics yet reflective of the changing world. The Bachelor of Arts in English requires two semesters of the same foreign language.

Upon satisfactory completion of this major leading to graduation, the student will:

  • have developed good communication skills, revealed in both writing and speaking;
  • have learned to appreciate, analyze, and interpret literature, including its purpose, method, and ethic/moral dimensions
  • possess knowledge of canonical and non-canonical world literature
  • be able to conduct literary research using a variety of critical perspectives
  • have developed the creative imagination
  • have deepened intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic life through creative interaction with both classical and contemporary literature


Courses required for the major:

Requirements for Literature Focus:

  • Two literature electives, and

Choose one elective from the following:

Requirements for a Writing Focus:

Choose three electives from the following:

Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 128 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

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