Sep 18, 2020  
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
CURRENT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalogue

English, B.A.


Computer Requirement:


To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in English a student must successfully complete ENG 204  or ENG 205 .

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in English a student must successfully complete ENG 495  or ENG 496 .

Applied Learning Requirement:


To satisfy the applied-learning requirement for the B.A. degree in English a student must successfully complete one of the following courses: ENG 204 , ENG 205 , ENG 311 , ENG 319 , ENG 491 , ENG 495 , ENG 496 , ENG 498 , ENG 499 ; or EDN 402 , EDN 408 , EDN 409 .

Requirements for a Major in English for the B.A. Degree:


An overall average of “C” (2.00) or better is required among courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the major.

Literary and Cultural Studies Option


This option cultivates students’ intellectual curiosity and knowledge of various literatures, critical theories and the heterogeneous nature of today’s textual productions. Within our courses, students hone their analytical skills through close, critical reading of primary and secondary texts; learn research and technological skills; and sharpen their writing and communication skills.

Requirements are:


9 Hours in Methods and Theory:

It is strongly recommended that ENG 205  is completed within the first 12 credit hours in the major.
It is strongly recommended that ENG 286  is completed within the first 18 credit hours in the major.
ENG 205   and ENG 286  are prerequisites to ENG 418  .
It is strongly recommended that ENG 418  is completed prior to enrolling in the Senior Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies.

12 Hours in Electives:

Four courses from the following:

3 hours in Senior Seminar in Literary and Cultural Studies:

Additional Information:


Students in the “Literary and Cultural Studies” option should complete only TWO courses (6 credits) at the 200-level: ENG 205  and ENG 286 . The remaining 36 credit hours are to be completed in courses at the 300-level and 400-level. Genre Studies courses may be repeated only ONCE if the subject matter is different. Any repeated genre course will count in the ”Electives” category. No courses may be double-counted across categories.

Professional Writing Option


This option prepares students to analyze and address a variety of writing situations, to read texts critically, and to write in an effective, informed, and ethical manner in a range of organizational contexts. Many courses incorporate technologies for writing, research, and communication.

3 hours in Rhetorical Theory:

One course from the following:

Additional Information:


No more than 12 hours may be at the 200 level.

Teacher Licensure Option


This option prepares students to teach English at the secondary level and to make contributions as active professionals.

Additional Information:


No more than 12 hours may be at the 200 level. Students must take at least one course from the early survey courses (ENG 211 , ENG 223  and ENG 225 ) and at least one course from the later survey courses (ENG 212 , ENG 224  and ENG 226 ).

For information on admissions criteria for the Teacher Education Program and the courses required for licensure in North Carolina, see the –Watson College of Education  section of this catalogue. Students planning to pursue licensure should apply to the Watson College of Education as soon as admissions requirements are met (typically in the sophomore year) and plan their programs in regular consultation with their advisors. Teacher licensure requirements are established at the state level and may be changed by the state at any time.

Total: 42 hours


Courses in Other Departments:


Up to 6 hours of appropriate courses from outside the department may be counted toward the major or minor.