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Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Arts in English is designed for those students who wish to combine their love of reading with a close study of the elements of literary analysis. The English degree prepares students for advanced study in literature and/or careers where writing plays a central role.

Bachelor of Arts in English, Language and Literature 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication See approved list; may be met in major or other gen ed requirement
0-3
    Technology See approved list; may be met in major or other gen ed requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing May be met in the major 0-3
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Historical Perspectives See approved list; could be met in major

0-3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*

 

Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be partially met in major

3-6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two
different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth

(3-8)

Subtotal   32-53
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
 
Requirements in Major

36

   Foundations:    
ENGL 203, 208, or 211 Major British Authors, Foundations of World Lit, Survey of American Lit

3

 
ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major

3

     
   Frameworks:    
ENGL 300, WRIT 350, or WRIT 502 Approaches to Literature, Intro to Comp Theory & Pedagogy, Cyber Rhetoric

3

 
   Strategic, Creative and Critical Communication:    
6 hours from the following:  

 

 
ENGL 530 Grammar in Theory and Practice

 

    ENGL 507 Hist & Devel of Modern Engl  
    WRIT 307 Fiction Writing  
    WRIT 311 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric  
    WRIT 316 Poetry Writing  
    WRIT 350 Introduction to Composition Theory and Pedagogy  
    WRIT  351 Advanced Non-Fiction Writing Workshop  
    WRIT 366 Technical Communication    
    WRIT 431, 432, 433 Academic Internship in Writing 1, 2, or 3 credits  
    WRIT 465 Preparation of Oral and Written Reports  
    WRIT 500 The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers  
    WRIT 501 Writing for New Media  
    WRIT 502 Digital English Studies: Literature, Rhetoric, and Technology  
    WRIT 507 Short Story Writing  
    WRIT 510 (if appropriate) Topics in Writing and Rhetoric  
    WRIT 511 (if appropriate) Topics in Writing and Critical Communication  
    WRIT 516 Poetry Writing II  
    WRIT 530 Script Writing  
    WRIT 566 Writing for Sciences and Technology  
     
    Critical Readings and Research
   
    9 hours from the following:    
    ENGE 510 (if appropriate) Topics in English Education  
    ENGE 519 Adolescent Literature  
    ENGL 203 Major British Authors  
    ENGL 208 Foundations of World Lit  
    ENGL 211 Survey of American Lit  
ENGL 312 African American Literature

 

    ENGL 300
Approaches to Literature  
    ENGL 305 Shakespeare  
    ENGL 307 The Authurian Tradition  
    ENGL 308 (if appropriate) World Literature After 1700  
    ENGL 310 (if appropriate) Special Types of Literature  
    ENGL 312 African American Literature  
    ENGL 317 The Short Story  
    ENGL 319 The British Novel  
    ENGL 320 Recurrent Themes in Literature  
ENGL 323 The Nineteenth-Century American Novel

 

ENGL 324 The Twentieth-Century American Novel

 

    ENGL 325 Dramatic Literature  
    ENGL 330 Women and Literature  
    ENGL 333 (if appropriate) Global Narratives  
    ENGL 370 Literature and Film  
    ENGL 431, 432, 433 Academic Internship 1, 2, or 3 credits  
    ENGL 471, 472, 473 Undergraduate Research 1, 2, or 3 credits  
    ENGL 501 Modern British Poetry  
    ENGL 502 Studies in Non-Western Literature  
    ENGL 503 Major Victorian Writers  
ENGL 504 Modern American Poetry

 

    ENGL 505
American Romaticism  
    ENGL 510 (if appropriate) Topics in Literature and Language  
    ENGL 511 Chaucer  
    ENGL 512 Middle English Literature (excluding Chaucer)  
    ENGL 513 Milton  
    ENGL 514 Elizabethan Literature  
ENGL 515 20th-Century Southern Literature

 

    ENGL 520
17th-Century English Literature (exclusive of Milton)  
    ENGL 521 Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature  
    ENGL 525 Studies in Irish Literature  
    ENGL 527 English Romantic Poetry and Prose  
    ENGL 528 The African-American Novel  
ENGL 529 20th-Century American Fiction and Drama

 

    ENGL 550
Topics in Critical Reading  
WRIT 500 The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers  
WRIT 510 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric

 

WRIT 511  

 

   

 

Capstone:    
ENGL 494   3
     
    Electives in ENGL, ENGE, or WRIT

9

 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

Minor  

15-24

General Electives  

0-34

Total  

120

†This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENGL courses in residence at Winthrop University.

Students seeking admission to the MAT-5 program with Secondary Certification must include the following classes in their majors:  ENGE 519, WRIT 350, ENGL 203, 208, 511, 507, and 530.  All must be passed with a grade of C or better and may not be taken S/U.  Students must also complete the requirements of the minor in Educational Studies.

Transfer students bringing in more than 12 hours of ENGL and WRIT credit may be exempted from ENGL 291 by permission of the department chair; they will replace those 3 hours with 3 hours of electives in ENGL, WRIT, or ENGE.

Not more than 36 hours in any one subject designator may be applied toward the major for a BA degree.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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