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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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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.

Global Studies Menu Options - 3 Credit Hours

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, 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 may count this as their Global Studies option.

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  or PHY 1063 ], 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.

B) British Literature after 1660

C) British or American Literature after 1900

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.

A) Multiculturalism in American Literature

B) Comparative or World Literature

C) Literature before 1660

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.

A) Major Literary Figure

C) Language and Literary Theory

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

Additional required credit hours - 32-33 Credit Hours

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

Sample Degree Plan

English Degree Plan 

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