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Undergraduate Catalog 2015 - 2016
Cleveland State University
  Oct 18, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2015 - 2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

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Admission to major: Completion of ENG 240 , ENG 241 ENG 242  (or equivalent) with a “C” or better in all 3 courses.

Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 39 (42 for students in the Honors Program)

Special tracks: The English major emphasizes the study of British and American literature. Tracks or concentrations are available in literature, creative writing, and secondary English licensure. Students desiring to teach English in middle schools must consult an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services, JH 170 (216-687-4625).



Literature Concentration

3. Elective Courses (15 credits)

  •  15 credits in courses numbered ENG 300 and above.

4. Senior Seminar (3 credits)

Creative Writing Concentration

2. Intro to Creative Writing (1 course)

3. Workshop Courses (4 courses)

ENG 391 , ENG 392 , ENG 393 , and ENG 394   may be taken up to two times (but only two times) each if they are to count toward the major; but ENG 380  may be taken only once. Students must take four creative writing workshop courses that count toward the English major, for a total of twelve credits. Additional workshops cannot count toward the English major but may count toward university requirements.

4. Elective Courses (12 credits)

  • 12 credits in Literature elective courses numbered ENG 300 and above.

5. Senior Seminar (1 course)


English Honors/University Scholars Track

English Department Upper Division Honors/Scholars Requirements Introductory courses (6 credits):

ENG 240 or ENG 240H Intro to Poetry

ENG 241 or ENG 241H Intro Fiction

Four  Honors/Scholars contract courses (12 credits):

ENG 321 British Literature I

ENG 322 British Literature II

ENG 341 American Literature I

ENG 342 American Literature II

Honors/Scholars Independent Study with Thesis (3 credits)

ENG 496H

Other courses for major (21 credits)

ENG 242 Intro Drama

ENG 495 Senior Seminar

Five ENG 3XX electives

For the English major, 42 credits are required, with a minimum of 15 credits designated as Honors/Scholars or Honors/Scholars contract credits.

Students should discuss the Honors/Scholars contract component with their instructor. The Honors/Scholars contract component may not be taken as part of a six week summer session course.

Degree maps should be developed in consultation with a student’s Honors/Scholars advisor.

Approved by Honors Council: April 2, 2014

Secondary English Licensure Track

General Education Suggestion: Secondary Licensure students are strongly encouraged to complete ENG 207 - African-American Literature  as their African-American Diversity (DIV-AA) General Education course.


The ENG 310 requirement above can be fulfilled by passing a departmental exam. If a student passes by exam, no credit will be given, the student must take another 300-level English elective.

3. Senior Seminar (1 course)


Students desiring to teach English in high school must consult an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services, JH 170 (216-687-4625), as well as an advisor in the English Department. Students must also minor in Education.

See also Education, Adolescent and Young Adult with Licensure, Grades 7-12  .

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