English Graduation Verifcation Form

English Major Trajectory

Special Requirements

Any student declaring a major in English must have at least a 2.00 GPA. Before taking major courses, the student must have completed the General Education English courses (ENG 101-102 or 103-104, and ENG 201 or 205). However, ENG 201 (or 205) may be taken at the same time as ENG 210 or ENG 250.  Freshmen at the end of their first year and transfer students entering the College should report with transcript(s) to the chair of the English Department before registering for courses.

A student declaring an English major has three options in the selection of courses: Option A is for the student interested in English literary studies. Option B is for the student who wishes to be certified to teach at the secondary level. Option C is for the student interested in English linguistic study.

In addition to the required courses for the options, all English majors must: 1) take two years of one modern language; 2) pass the department’s Senior Comprehensive Examinations; and 3) complete and successfully defend a senior thesis that is scholarly in content to qualify for graduation. The senior paper must be based on literary research and span 15-20 pages in length.

The English major consists of 46 to 55 semester hours of courses beyond the General Education composition and literature requirements. The number of hours is determined by the option the student chooses within the major. All of the required English courses and electives must be completed with a grade of “C” or above.

The prerequisites for each course are specified in the course descriptions. In special circumstances, and with the approval of the department chair, the course instructor may grant permission for an English major to take a needed course even if a prerequisite has not yet been met. Non-majors who have completed the General Education English requirements and who are interested in an English course may, with the instructor’s permission, enroll without having completed the prerequisites.

The required courses for the four options are listed below. In addition to the required courses, English majors pursuing option A, or B must complete 9 hours of electives. English majors pursuing Option B must complete 24 hours of Secondary Education requirements as well as one English elective. English electives include any English courses not part of the list of required courses for that student’s major, and SPE 201, 202, and 203. SPE 202 is not to be taken more than twice for major credit without the approval of the English department chair.

The English minor consists of twenty-one (21) credit hours.  The Department has designated the courses for fifteen (15) of those hours and the student will select the remaining six (6) hours from an approved list of electives. 

The Department will honor students who have begun taking courses towards completing the minor beginning with the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR ENGLISH MINOR:

ENG 210         Research Methods

ENG 211        African American Literature I

ENG 224        British Literature I

ENG 250        Phonetics

ENG 330        American Literature I

 

Students may choose two (2) of the following electives:

ENG 212        African American Literature II

ENG 311        Special Topics in English*

ENG 332        American Literature II

ENG 333        African Diasporic Literature

ENG 423        Major American Authors

ENG 435        History of the English Language

ENG 225         British Literature II

 

*ENG 311: Special Topics in English may be taken twice to fulfill the elective requirement; however, they must be two different course topics (i.e. Intro to Hispanic Literature, Bible as Literature, African Literature, etc.).

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR OPTION A: English/Literary Studies

ENG 210                    Research Methods in English                          3 hours

ENG 211                    African American Literature I                          3 hours

ENG 212                    African American Literature II                        3 hours

ENG 224                    British Literature I                                           3 hours

ENG 225                    British Literature II                                          3 hours

ENG 250                    Phonetics                                                         3 hours

ENG 321                    Grammar Seminar                                           4 hours

ENG 330                    American Literature I                                      3 hours

ENG 331                    American Literature II                                     3 hours

ENG 434                    Literary Criticism                                             3 hours

ENG 435                    The History of the English Language              3 hours

ENG 440                    Senior Seminar I                                              1 hour

ENG 441                    Senior Seminar II                                             2 hours

37 hours

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR OPTION B: English/Secondary Education

ENG 210                    Research Methods in English                          3 hours

ENG 211                    African American Literature I                          3 hours

ENG 212                    African American Literature II                        3 hours

ENG 224                    British Literature I                                           3 hours

ENG 225                    British Literature II                                          3 hours

ENG 250                    Phonetics                                                         3 hours

ENG 321                    Grammar Seminar                                           4 hours

ENG 330                    American Literature I                                      3 hours

ENG 331                    American Literature II                                     3 hours

ENG 434                    Literary Criticism                                             3 hours

ENG 435                    The History of the English Language              3 hours

ENG 440                    Senior Seminar I                                              1 hour

ENG 441                    Senior Seminar II                                             2 hours

            37 hours

Secondary Education Requirements

EDU 217                     Introduction to Exceptional Children              3 hours

EDU 252                     Behavioral Management, K-12                        3 hours

EDU 336                     Tests, Measurements & Evaluation                 3 hours

EDU 436                     Student Teaching in Secondary School

                                    and Seminar                                                     15 hours

                                                                                                            24 hours

 

REQUIRED COURSES FOR OPTION C: English/Linguistic Studies

ENG 210                    Research Methods in English                          3 hours

ENG 211                    African American Literature I                          3 hours

ENG 212                    African American Literature II                        3 hours

ENG 224                    British Literature I                                           3 hours

ENG 225                    British Literature II                                          3 hours

ENG 250                    Phonetics                                                         3 hours

ENG 321                    Grammar Seminar                                           4 hours

ENG 330                    American Literature I                                      3 hours

ENG 331                    American Literature II                                     3 hours

ENG 436                    General Linguistics                                          3 hours

ENG 435                    The History of the English Language              3 hours

ENG 440                    Senior Seminar I                                              1 hour

ENG 441                    Senior Seminar II                                             2 hours

                                                                                                            37 hours