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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA

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The student majoring in English must take ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry  (or the equivalent course numbered from 120 - 179) and twelve other courses from the English and Theatre Department Courses  designated ENLT, THTR or WRTG.  Of these twelve courses, seven will be area courses (one each from B1; B-2; B-3; A-1; A-2; A-3; G). The student also must take two courses designated as EPW, and these courses may overlap with area courses and/or electives for the major.

The student must also take a course designated “Theory Intensive” and two courses at the 300- or 400-level.  (A single course may satisfy both an area and/or level requirement and the theory intensive requirement.)  Of the two courses at the 300 or 400-level, one of them must be a 400-level senior seminar.

No more than two ENLT courses with numbers between 120 and 179 will count toward fulfilling the credits required for the English major.

English Curriculum

  Department and Number - Descriptive Title of Course Fall Cr. Spr. Cr.

First Year

MAJOR ENLT 140 - (CL) English Inquiry  or equivalent 3  
MAJOR ENLT - Area Requirement   3
GE EP WRTG 140 - (FYOC, FYDT) Digital Writing *   3
GE HUMN - COGNATE HUMN ELECT - Humanities Elective — COGNATE - Cognate Elective 3 3
GE PHIL/T/RS PHIL 120 - Introduction to Philosophy  — T/RS 121 - (P) Theology I: Introduction to the Bible   3 3
GE QUAN QUAN ELECT – Quantitative Reasoning Elective 3  
GE WRTG WRTG 107 - (FYW) Composition   3  
GE FSEM First Year Seminar 1    
    15 15

Second Year

MAJOR ENLT Area Requirement2 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Electives 3 3
GE NSCI NSCI ELECT – Natural Sciences Electives 3 3
GE PHIL–T/RS PHIL 210 - Ethics  — T/RS 122 - (P) Theology II: Introduction to Christian Theology   3 3
    15 15

Third Year

MAJOR ENLT Area Requirement2 3 3
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Electives 6 3
GE FREE FREE ELECT – Free Electives   3
GE PHIL or T/RS PHIL ELECT – Philosophy Elective or T/RS ELECT – T/RS Elective 3  
GE S/BH S/BH ELECT – Social/Behavioral Electives 3 3
    15 15

Fourth Year

MAJOR ENLT Area Requirement 3  
MAJOR ENLT 490 - (W) Senior Seminar  or ENLT 491 - (W) Senior Seminar   3  
COGNATE COGNATE ELECT – Cognate Electives 3 3
GE FREE FREE ELECT – Free Electives 3 3
GE HUMN HUMN ELECT - Humanities Electives 3 6
    15 15

Total: 120 Credits

1 The selection of a First Year Seminar is likely to fulfill requirements both for the First Year Seminar and a General Education Requirement or it may serve as a student’s gateway course (equivalent to ENLT 140 ). Thus, the First Year Seminar will not add to the total credits for the semester.  Talk with your advisor if you have any questions.

2EPW courses may overlap with Area Requirements and/or Major Electives.

*The English & Theatre Department recommends WRTG 140 , a 3-credit EP foundation course satisfying both oral and digital competencies (EP-I).  Other courses may satisfy this requirement.  Please consult with an advisor if you have questions.