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B. A. in English - Curriculum

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Beyond USCB's general education and general electives, students pursuing a B. A. in English take the following courses, and then choose to complete a general major in English (option 1) or the major with concentrations in either (option 2) creative writing or (option 3) professional writing.

____ Language (3) - including ENGL 450 and 453.
____ History (3)
____ Philosophy (3)
____ Humanities (3)
____ ENGL 200 - Introduction to English Studies (3)
____ ENGL 287 – American Literatures (3)
____ ENGL 288 – British Literature to the 18th Century  (3)
____ ENGL 289 – British Literatures from the 18th Century (3)
____ ENGL 270 - World Literature (3) -- or -- ENGL 290 – Great Books of the West (3)
____ Pre-1800 Literature (6 credits). Choose two ENGL 300+ level courses in pre-1800 literature
____ Post-1800 Literature (9 credits). Choose two ENGL 300+ level courses in pre-1800 literature
____ Literary Theory (3 credits). Either ENGL 441 or 442


Option 1: The B. A. in English 

____Electives in English (12 credits). Choose ANY four additional ENGL 300+ level courses


Option 2: The B. A. in English with a Concentration in CREATIVE WRITING 

____ Creative Writing Courses (9 credits). Choose three of the following: ENGL 322 – Playwriting, ENGL 464 – Poetry Workshop, ENGL 465 – Fiction Workshop  [see below regarding repeating writing workshops for credit]

____ Capstone (3 credits). Choose either: ENGL 499 – Senior Thesis, or ENGL B498 – Senior Seminar: Writing


Option 3: The B. A. in English with a Concentration in PROFESSIONAL WRITING (30 credits)

____ ENGL 460 Professional Writing Workshop (3 credits). 

____ Additional Writing and/or Language Courses (6 credits). Choose two of the following: ENGL 450 – Modern English Grammars, ENGL 453 – Histories of the English Language, ENGL 461 – Writing in the Health Professions, ENGL 462 – Technical Writing, ENGL 463 – Business Writing, ENGL 464 – Poetry Workshop, ENGL 465 – Fiction Workshop, ENGL 466 – Writing Internship (1-6 credits), ENGL 470 – The Teaching of Writing  [see below regarding repeating writing workshops for credit]

____ Capstone (3 credits). Choose one of the following: ENGL 466 – Writing Internship, ENGL B498 – Senior Seminar: Writing, ENGL 499 – Senior Thesis


 Notes:

  • Pre-1800 Literature: ENGL 301, 310, 380, 381, 382, 395, 401, 402, 403, 405, 406, 407, or 410. Also ENGL 419, 429, or 439 when the topic is appropriate.
  • Post-1800 Literature: ENGL 302, 384, 385, 386, 397, 411, 412, 413, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425A, 425B, 426, 427, 428, 432, or 437. Also ENGL 419, 429, 432, or 439 when the topic is appropriate.
  • Repeating Workshops: With consent of the instructor, students can take ENGL 460 Professional Writing Workshop, ENGL 464 Poetry Workshop, and ENGL 465 Fiction Workshop twice each for credit.