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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2017-2018

English, B.A.


120 Credit Hours

Must include a minor or an additional major.

General Education Requirements - 43-48 Credit Hours


English majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

Global Studies and Social Science Requirements


One course must be selected from each of the following lists of Global Studies courses and Social Science courses.

Foreign Language Requirement - 3-6 Credit Hours


English majors are required to take:

  • one intermediate foreign language course (3 credit hours), OR
  • two elementary foreign language courses (6 credit hours), OR
  • one elementary and one intermediate foreign language course (6 credit hours).

Note: No CLEP, AP, IB, or transient study credits may be used to fulfill this requirement. These credits must be fulfilled at PBA. English majors taking classes at PBA in French, German, or Spanish to meet the language requirement for the major should use one of those to fulfill the Global Studies requirement.

School of Arts and Sciences Additional Natural Science Requirements - 5 Credit Hours


Students in the School of Arts and Sciences must take five additional hours of natural science: 1 lab to accompany the course taken for general education [BIO 1043 , BIO 1023 , ESC 1043 , OCY 1043 , PHY 1033 , PHY 1063 , or PHY 2113  ], and one additional natural science course and accompanying lab. The two natural sciences must be in different areas (both cannot be in biological sciences). In sum, students are required to take a minimum of 8 hours of natural science courses: two natural science courses (in two different areas) along with the labs associated with each.

Required English Courses - 39 Credit Hours


English Area Requirements - 18 Credit Hours


Students must take the designated number of semester hours in each of the following areas:

Area I: British and American Literature


At least 3 credits of British literature and 3 credits of American literature for a total of 6 credits in 2 of the following 3 groups.

Area II: Literary Studies in Cultural Diversity


At least 6 credits in 2 of the following 3 groups

Note: ENG 4513 - Shakespeare  may fulfill a requirement for only one area.

Area III: Studies in Literary Production and Analysis


At least 6 credits in 2 of the following 3 groups

Note: ENG 4513 - Shakespeare  may fulfill a requirement for only one area.

English Electives (3000 or 4000 level) - 12 Credit Hours


Any 3000- or 4000-level ENG courses that are not used to fulfill a specific requirement listed above may be used to fulfill the elective requirement.

Additional required credit hours - 32-33 Credit Hours


This meets the 120-credit-hour requirement and the 42-upper-level requirement.

Sample English Degree Plan


120 Credit Hours

Semester 1 - 15 Credit Hours


Semester 2 - 16 Credit Hours


Semester 3 - 16 Credit Hours


Semester 4 - 13 Credit Hours


Semester 5 - 15 Credit Hours


  • PLS 3003 - Freedom in American Society
  • ENG XXX3 - Required class for ENG I, II, III 3 Credit Hours
  • ENG XXX3 - Required class for ENG I, II, III 3 Credit Hours
  • Upper Level ENG Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Class for Minor 3 Credit Hours

Semester 6 - 15 Credit Hours


  • ENG XXX3 - Required class for ENG area I, II, or III 3 Credit Hours
  • ENG XXX3 - Required class for ENG area I, II, or III 3 Credit Hours
  • Upper level ENG Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education Social Science Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Class for Minor 3 Credit Hours

Semester 7 - 15 Credit Hours


Semester 8 - 12 Credit Hours


  • ENG 4973 - Senior Seminar in Methods of Literary Criticism
  • Upper Level elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Upper Level ENG elective 3 Credit Hours
  • Class for minor 3 Credit Hours
  • General Education Global Studies Elective 3 Credit Hours (If foreign language classes in Spanish, German, or French are not taken at PBA. Any foreign language course taken in Spanish, German, or French at PBA will satisfy the Global Studies requirement.)