Jun 25, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Track I: English

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Special Program

Honors. A student may graduate with honors in English by completing a project pursuing a special interest within the discipline. The student will choose a full-time faculty member to direct the project, and he or she must submit a proposal and the finished project for approval to an ad-hoc committee of three full-time faculty members, including the supervising professor. This project may be submitted as the original research project required in ENGL 5990U Senior Capstone Seminar . To be eligible to apply for honors, the student must have completed at least 15 semester hours of upper-division English courses with a GPA of 3.5 in the major or the permission of the department. The student must submit his or her proposal by mid-term of the semester prior to enrollment in the capstone seminar. After the project is completed, the student will make an oral presentation to the committee and interested members of the department, the Honors Program, and the campus community. Upon approval for honors by the committee, the student’s transcript will be designated “Honors in English.” The project meets the “Honors in the Major” component for students in the University Honors Program.

Progress Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each upper-level course included in any major or minor area. A minor must contain 15 to 18 semester hours of course work with at least 9 hours of upper division course work. Courses taken to satisfy core areas A through E may not be counted as course work in the minor.

Students majoring in English are strongly encouraged to take their survey courses (ENGL 2121 , ENGL 2122 , ENGL 2131 , ENGL 2132 ) early. Survey courses, along with ENGL 3010 , should be the main constituent of the first eighteen hours taken in the major. To remain a major in good standing in the program requires a GPA of 2.25 in major courses. After the completion of eighteen hours of major level courses, this average in the field must be maintained. Normally a student would be given one semester to raise his or her average to 2.25 in order to remain in the program.

Program of Study

General Requirements

Core Areas A, B, C, D.I, and E: 42 hours

See listing of requirements. 

Area F: 18 hours

Physical Education: 3 hours

First-Year Seminar: 1 hour

Major Field Courses: 36 hours

Related Field Courses: 15 hours

Must include 9 hours numbered 3000 or above.

Electives: 9 hours

Total Semester Hours: 124 hours

Exit Exam

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