2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

English, BA, Concentration: English Literature


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About the Program


Apply Now The Literature option is the broadest of our degrees, and involves the careful analysis of texts in their cultural, historical, and formal contexts.  Because the Literature degree involves extensive training in writing and the close attention to the meaning of texts, this option provides a flexible set of skills that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


CHESS College Core (24 Credits)


Major Core (39 Credits)


*variable topics course, may be repeated for credit

*variable topics course, may be repeated for credit

  • Capstone Course (3 credits): ENGL 30502 ENGL 48700 , ENGL 48000 , ENGL 49500  
  • English Literature Elective (3 credits): Choose any English Literature course, ENGL 20000 or above
  • English Electives (9 credits): Choose any three courses with an ENGL prefix at the 20000-level or above

Other Required Courses (27 Credits)


  • Free Electives (27 Credits)

Civics Literacy Proficiency


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue Northwest students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of the approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.

Total 120 Credits Required


Degree Map


Requirements


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all ENGL and Foreign Language courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 3 (15 Credits)


Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


  • Diverse Literatures Course (See Note 3)
  • English Elective (See Note 4)
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective 
  • Free Elective

Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • English Elective (See Note 4)
  • English Literature Elective (See Note 4)
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


No cross-listed course may be double-counted.

No single ENGL course may count toward more than one requirement of the English literature concentration.

Undergraduates are limited to two 50000 level courses.

Note 1: SPAN, FR, or ASL: students must complete 4 semesters of the same language.

Note 2: Take ENGL 38800 Literature and Culture in Context, a variable topics course, three times, on three different topics

Note 3: Choose one Multimodal Writing course:

  • ENGL 42501 Writing for New Media
  • ENGL 42601 Writing for Social Media-EXL
  • ENGL 43100 Web Usability: Writing and Reading on the Web -EXL
  • ENGL 43500 Topics in Writing for Interactive Digital Media*
  • ENGL 43700 Writing for Video Games-EXL
  • ENGL 43800 Games and Gamification

*(variable topics course, may be repeated for credit)

Choose any course in Public Writing and Rhetoric:

  • ENGL 20200 Engaging English       
  • ENGL 30502 Creative Writing as a Profession
  • ENGL 34400 Environmental Ethics, Policy, and Sustainability
  • ENGL 42800 Special Topics in Writing*
  • ENGL 43300 Writing Proposals and Grants
  • ENGL 44300 Intermediate Creative Writing*
  • ENGL 47000 Advanced Topics in Rhetorical Studies*
  • ENGL 48000 Internship in Writing-EXL    

*(variable topics course, may be repeated for credit)

Capstone course - select one from list:

  • ENGL 30502 Creative Writing as a Profession
  • ENGL 48700 Community-Engaged Literature
  • ENGL 48000 Internship in Writing-EXL
  • ENGL 49500 Capstone Seminar for Seniors

Choose any Diverse Literatures course:

ENGL 25700, 31100, 31200, 31300, 32000, 32300, 32400, 33400, 33600, 33800, 34000, 34900, 35300, 34600, 36000, 36500, 36600, 39600.

Note 4: Choose any ENGL literature course at the 20000 level or above: ENGL 21600, 23200, 23500. 23700. 23800, 23900, 24000, 24100, 25000, 25700, 26000, 26100, 26200, 26400, 26600, 26700, 28600, 3100, 31100, 31200, 31300, 31400, 31500, 31800, 32000, 32300, 32400, 32500, 33100, 33300, 33500, 33600, 33700, 33900, 34000, 35000, 35100, 35500, 35600, 36000, 36300, 36500, 36600, 37000, 37100, 37200, 37300, 37500, 37700, 37900, 38100, 38200, 38300, 38600, 38700, 39600, 40300, 41100, 41200, 41300, 41400, 44100, 44200, 44400, 46000, 46200, 46300, 46600, 46800, 46900, 47900, 49200.

English elective: choose any course with an ENGL prefix at the 20000 level or above.

Note 5: All four CHESS Core seminar courses, CHSS 10000, CHSS 20000, CHSS 30000, and CHSS 40000, must be taken. Duplicates are not allowed.

Resources


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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