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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A.)


Students may elect to earn a BA in the department through a course of study based on one of the following three tracks: literature, literature and creative writing, or literature with teaching certification. For all three tracks, students must take at least 6 hours of American literature and 6 hours of British literature other than Shakespeare, and 3 hours of a literature related to diversity in the U.S. or the world. Students also must achieve a C or better in all courses taken for major or minor credit.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Literature track (36 credit hours)


  • One Shakespeare course Credits: (3)
  • Three English courses numbered 315–599 Credits: (9)
  • Three English courses numbered 600–799 Credits: (9)
  • At least 12 of the 18 hours in courses numbered 315 and above must be literature courses

Literature and creative writing track (36 credit hours)


  • One Shakespeare course Credits: (3)
  • One English course numbered 315–599 Credits: (3)
  • Two literature courses numbered 600–799 Credits: (6)

Literature with teaching licensure track (39 credit hours)


  • One Shakespeare course Credits: (3)
  • Composition Elective Credits: (3)
  • Any one English course numbered 315-599 Credits: (3)
  • Two literature courses numbered 600–799 Credits: (6)

Teacher Licensure


Students desiring to teach English in high school or overseas should be aware that the BA in English alone will not qualify them to receive licensure. However, the BA in English (Teaching Licensure Track) in conjunction with the BS in Secondary Education will qualify them to earn licensure. Additionally, student may obtain only the BS in Secondary Education (specializing in English) to earn licensure. English majors desiring licensure should consult with their advisors about the best method of completing their degree.

For specific certification requirements in Secondary Education, see the College of Education.