2020-2021 Catalog

English

Mission Statement

The mission of the English program is to provide verbal and written communication skills to prepare students for careers in law, communication, education, business and technical writing, or for graduate studies in the humanities or social sciences.

Candidates interested in English teacher licensure must complete this program of study and the Secondary Education dual major. Candidates should work with an advisor in English and an advisor in Education early and often to ensure enrollment in the required courses. ED 432, Classroom Management and ED 433, Methods in Education must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101, ENG 102, and ENG 225.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 215 or ENG 216.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

English Core Requirements - 39 hours

ENG 300Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENG 311American Literature I

3

ENG 312American Literature II

3

ENG 321British Literature I

3

ENG 322British Literature II

3

ENG 331History and Structure of the English Language

3

ENG 423/THR 423Shakespeare

3

ENG 424World Literature I

3

ENG 425World Literature II

3

ENG 440/THR 440Studies in Drama

3

ENG 445Advanced Composition and Grammar

3

FRE 111Elementary French I

3

and

FRE 112Elementary French II

3

or

SPAN 111Elementary Spanish I

3

and

SPAN 112Elementary Spanish II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all English core requirements.

English Elective - 3 hours

Choose three hours of English at the 300 level or higher.
Students must earn a "C" or higher in English electives.

General Electives - 33-38 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Total Required English Core Courses (39 hours)
Total English Electives (3 hours)
Total General Electives (33-38 hours)

 120 minimum hours required for graduation.