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Undergraduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [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).

Concentrations


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)


Tracks


English Honors Track


Honors Independent Study with Thesis (3 credits)


Other Courses for Major (21 credits)


Note:


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

English University Scholars Track


Honors/Scholars Contract Courses (6 credits)


Students should complete two (2) of the following four (4) survey courses as Honors contract courses:

Honors/Scholars Independent Study with Thesis (3 credits)


Note:


For the English major, 42 credits are required, with a minimum of 9 credits designated as Scholars or Scholars contract credits.

Students should discuss the Scholars contract component with their instructor. The 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 Scholars advisor.

Approved by Scholars 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.

Note:

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)


Note:


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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