Sep 18, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Literature Concentration, English Studies, B.S.


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English Studies


Chairperson
Lisa Gim
Professors
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
Chola Chisunka DeMisty Bellinger-Delfeld Katharine Covino-Poutasse
Lisa Gim Steven Edwards Collin Syfert
Michael Hoberman Wendy Keyser Diego Ubiera
Aruna Krishnamurthy Frank Mabee Wafa Unus
Irene Martyniuk Angela Nastasee-Carder  
Benjamin Railton Elisabet Takehana  
  Kisha Tracy  
  Heather Urbanski  

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.

  • A course in speech or performance fulfills the speaking and listening requirement, where applicable.

Core Courses for All English Studies Concentrations


All English Majors are required to take 21 credits from the following courses:

Three Literature Surveys


One Upper Level Literature: 4000 Level 3 cr.


Capstone 3 cr.


BS in English Studies—Literature


This program is available for students who choose not to fulfill the requirements for foreign language proficiency at the second-year level. All other requirements are the same as for the Bachelor of Arts in English-Literature .

Double Majors


Students with double majors in English Studies and Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, or Special Education are working toward a BS degree and are exempt from foreign language proficiency requirement.

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