Feb 22, 2024
|Anna Mary Consalvo
Objectives for the Program in English Studies
Through a variety of specialized programs, English majors can obtain a bachelor of arts English-Literature, bachelor of arts English-Professional Writing, bachelor of arts English- Initial Licensure, and bachelor of science English-Literature, bachelor of science English-Professional Writing, bachelor of science English-Initial Licensure.
The English Studies program offers students a) knowledge of the broad field of literature in English, b) in-depth knowledge of its diverse aspects, c) the reading, writing, and research tools for exploring the field and its boundaries, and d) ample opportunity for hands-on experience in related fields.
Requirements for the Major in English Studies
Approaches to English Studies (ENGL 2999) provides an introduction to the discipline. All English majors must satisfactorily complete the course by the end of their sophomore year. Transfer students must take ENGL 2999 during their first year at the university, unless exempted by the department chair, based on evaluation of transfer course work. English majors in all concentrations must fulfill common core requirements, including the Senior Capstone. See individual tracks for specific requirements in addition to the above.
Core Courses for All English Studies Concentrations
All English Majors are required to take 21 credits from the following courses:
One American Survey of Literature 3 cr.
One British Survey of Literature
Students must take a third Survey or substitute an equivalent period course in British or American literature as indicated below:
One Upper Level Literature: 4000 Level 3 cr.
One Upper Level Writing Intensive 3 cr.
Jr/Sr Writing requirement is met through one of the following writing intensive courses (select from)
BA in English Studies—Professional Writing
42 Credit Hours: 21 Core and 21 Professional Writing Concentration
- Second-year language proficiency is required
Students in this concentration will fulfill core requirements as well as one course from the following categories:
Media Digital Elective (select one 3 cr.)
Professional Writing Electives (select four, 12 cr.)
Internship strongly recommended.
Three credits of an internship can be counted toward the required 12 credits of Professional Writing Electives. Available Internship courses are: