2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 22, 2019  
2018-19 Academic Catalog

English, BA, Concentration: English Literature


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About the Program


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)


Supplemental Core (36 Credits)


  • Foreign Language (12 Credits)
    • Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, or Japanese - must complete four (4) semesters of the same foreign language
  • Gender Issues (3 Credits)
  • Global Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Individual and Society (3 Credits)
  • Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
  • Racial and Ethinic Diversity (3 Credits)
  • Social Ethics (3 Credits)
  • US Traditions (3 Credits)
  • Western Heritage (3 Credits)

For a list of courses that meet these requirements, please see the CHESS Supplemental Core List .

Major Core (36 Credits)


English Literature Concentration Requirement (36 Credits)


Pre/Co-requisite(s): ENGL 10000  or ENGL 10400  or ENGL 10800  and/or ENGL 20100  

Author Studies

Choose from:  ENGL 41100  (may also be taken to satisfy the JR/SR seminar if the course features a different author), ENGL 44100 , ENGL 44200 , or ENGL 44400  

Theory

Should be taken in Senior year.  Choose from:  ENGL 40300  or ENGL 46900  

Choose One Junior/Senior Seminar From:

Should be taken in Junior/Senior years.  Choose from:  ENGL 41100 , ENGL 41200 , ENGL 41300 , or ENGL 41400  

Cultural

Choose one Cultural course from:  ENGL 25700 , ENGL 28600 , ENGL 31000 , ENGL 31100 , ENGL 31200 , ENGL 31800 , ENGL 32000 , ENGL 32300 , ENGL 32400 , ENGL 33600 , ENGL 34000 , ENGL 35500 , ENGL 36300 , ENGL 36600 , ENGL 37300 , ENGL 41400 , or ENGL 46900  

Free Electives (18 Credits)


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. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

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

Semester 2 (15 Credits)


Semester 3 (15 Credits)


Semester 4 (15 Credits)


Semester 5 (15 Credits)


Semester 6 (15 Credits)


Semester 7 (15 Credits)


  • Global Cultures course  (See Note 3)
  • Literature Requirement (See Note 2)
  • Literature Requirement (See Note 2)
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

Semester 8 (15 Credits)


Additional Information and Guidelines


Note 1: Foreign Language –

  • Level I Course: Choose from: SPAN 10100, FR 10100, GER 10100, ASL10100, or JPNS 10100;
  • Level II Course: Choose from: SPAN 10200, FR 10200, GER 10200, ASL10200, or JPNS 10200;
  • Level III Course: Choose from: SPAN 20100, FR 20100, GER 20100, ASL 20100, or JPNS 20100;
  • Level IV Course: Choose from: SPAN 20200, FR 20200, GER 20200, ASL 20200 or JPNS 20200.
  • Must complete 4 semesters of same foreign language

Note 2: Literature requirement – Pre/Co-requisite ENGL 10000 or 10400 or 10800 and/or ENGL 20100 Must take 12 courses: ENGL 20100 (recommended to be taken before any literature courses) Choose any 30000 or above literature course Survey courses: Choose one from each category: ENGL 24000 or 24100 (m); 26000 or 26100; 35000 or 35100. Survey courses should be taken in Freshmen/Sophomore years Author Studies: Choose one: ENGL 41100, 44100, 44200, 44400 (ENGL 41100 may also be taken to satisfy the JR/SR seminar if the course features a different author.) Theory: ENGL 40300 or 46900 (should be taken in senior year) Choose one Junior/Senior seminar from: ENGL 41100, 41200, 41300, 41400 should be taken in Junior/Senior years Choose one Genre course: ENGL 23800, 26400, 28600, 31000, 31300, 31800, 32000, 32500, 35600, 37300, 37500, 37700, 37900, 38100, 38200, 38300, 41200, 47900, 49200, THTR 34800 Choose one Historical course: ENGL 24000/24100, 25700, 26000/26100, 26200, 26600/26700, 31100, 32700, 33100, 33300, 33500, 33700, 33900, 35000/35100, 35500, 36600, 37000, 37100, 37500, 37700, 38100, 38200, 38300, 38600/38700, 41300, 46200/46300, 46800 Choose one Culture course: ENGL 25700, 28600, 31000, 31100, 31200, 31800, 32000, 32300, 32400, 33600, 34000, 35500/36300, 36000, 36600, 37300, 41400, 46900 Choose one Writing course: ENGL 30200, 30600, 30900, 31900, 40000, 40600, 40900, 41000, 41101, 41800, 41900, 42000, 42001, 42100, 42501, 42601, 43000, 43500, 43600, 43700, 45100, 47000

Note 3: CHESS Supplemental Core  - student may choose any course that meets the requirement for each category from the approved list

Students may substitute other program requirements with the approval of their academic advisor.

No cross-listed course may be double-counted.

Undergraduates are limited to two 50000 level courses.

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, check out “What Can I Do With this Major?”

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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