Jun 29, 2022  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


120 Credit Hours

Must include a minor or an additional major.

Program Learning Outcomes


“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

1. Students will identify the major historical periods and key movements in American and British literature, demonstrating an understanding of the major authors, ideas, and literary techniques (including genres and subgenres) of those respective periods and movements.

2. Students will display a command of standard written English and an appreciation for its structures, nuances, and rhetorical effects.

3. Students will know and apply key literary terms and interpretive strategies, demonstrating a basic familiarity with major literary theories.

4. Students will write mature, substantive analyses of literary texts, informed by the appropriate tools of the profession.

5. Students will employ critical and creative thinking in various reading and interpretive processes.

6. Students will demonstrate the ability to read and interpret literary texts with reference to a Christian perspective

General Education Requirements - 43-48 Credit Hours


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

Foreign Language Requirement - 3-6 Credit Hours


English majors are required to take:

  • one intermediate modern language course (3 credit hours), OR
  • two elementary modern language courses (6 credit hours), OR
  • one elementary and one intermediate modern 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 , FOR 1003  , 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


  • 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


  • 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 modern language classes in Spanish, German, or French are not taken at PBA. Any modern language course taken in Spanish, German, or French at PBA will satisfy the Global Studies requirement.)