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  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

English, B.A.



Minimum hours required for degree: 120

Minimum hours required for major: 39 (42 for students in the Mandel Honors College completing upper division requirements)

Concentrations: The English major emphasizes the study of British and American literature. Concentrations are available in literature, creative writing, and secondary English licensure. Students who wish to obtain an Adolescent/Young Adult license must consult an advisor in the College of Education and Human Services, JH 170 (216-687-4625).

Admission to major: Completion of ENG 240 , ENG 241 ENG 242  with a "C" or better in all 3 courses.

Undergraduate Program Director: Brooke Conti

Major-field requirements


Required Introductory Core courses (9 credits)


All students are required to complete the following three courses with a grade of "C" or higher to declare the English major. Students in the Mandel Honors College are encouraged to complete the Honors version of these courses when possible.

Senior Seminar (3 credits)


All students are required to complete the senior seminar, regardless of concentration.

Concentrations


Students complete an additional 27 credits of ENG courses in one of the following concentrations: literature, creative writing, or secondary English licensure.

Literature Concentration


Elective Courses (15 credits)

15 credits in ENG courses numbered 300 and above.

Creative Writing Concentration


Intro to Creative Writing (3 credits)

Workshop Courses (12 credits)

Students must take four creative writing workshop courses. Additional workshops cannot count toward the English major but may count toward university requirements.

ENG 391 ENG 392 ENG 393 , and ENG 394  may each be taken up to two times (but only two times) for meeting major requirements.

Elective Courses (12 credits)

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

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.

Students desiring to teach English with the Adolescent and Yound Adult Licensure 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 meet the admission requirements of the College of Education and Education Services to add the licensure requirements to their record.

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

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.

Mandel Honors College Requirements


Students in the Mandel Honors College completing the University Honors or University Scholars upper-division requirements must complete 42 credits, including the following Honors/Contract requirements:

University Honors Requirements


In addition to ENG 496H, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits of designated Honors/ Contract courses within the concentration

Literature Concentration


Students should complete the following survey courses as Honors/Contract courses:

University Scholars Requirements


In addition to ENG 496H, students must complete a minimum of 9 credits of designated Honors/ Contract courses within the concentration

Literature Concentration


Students should complete three (3) of the following survey courses as Honors/Contract courses:

Notes:


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.

Accelerated 3 + 3 Degree


The CSU/Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 3+3 program permits a student who has completed three years of undergraduate study to be admitted to the College of Law to begin J.D. studies. The undergraduate degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the first full year of the J.D. curriculum, thus permitting the student to graduate with both an undergraduate and law degrees in six rather than seven years of full-time study (or its equivalent). In effect, the first year of law school completes the fourth year of the undergraduate degree (serving, in effect, as undergraduate elective courses) and serves as the first year of law school. This arrangement saves both time and money for the student.