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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A.)

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Sarah Canfield, Assistant Professor of English
Gregory Hall, Room 154, (540) 535-3557, scanfiel@su.edu

The major in English is designed for students interested in teaching, writing, research or graduate study in English and for those preparing to integrate critical analysis and communication skills into their chosen careers. The program includes courses designed to help students develop skills in critical reading, analysis, synthesis, research and oral and written presentation of their original ideas. English majors will study literature and writing as global enterprises, and gain understandings of the works’ historical and cultural significance.

Courses Required for the English Major

Four Introductory (200-level) Survey Courses from:

(At least one of these courses must be ENG 263  or ENG 283 )

Total: 12 credits

Gateway Course:

Total: 3 credits

Seven Intermediate (300-level) and Advanced (400-level) Electives

(ENG 201 Advanced Essay  or ENG 210 Modern Grammar  may apply)
(Other ENG 399 Topics in English  or ENG 475 Independent Study  courses may apply)

Total: 21 credits

Overlay Requirements:

Of the seven intermediate and advanced elective courses, take:

Total: 39 credits

Course Map

This course map is a blueprint for students who plan to complete the degree in four years. In order to earn a B.A. in English, students must complete all requirements for General Education, the English major and a minor or second major. The College of Arts & Sciences also requires second-year foreign language competency.

1st Year

Total: 30-32 credits

2nd Year

  • Credit(s): 3
  • or

  • Credit(s): 3

  • ENG 2xx Introductory Level Survey courses Credit(s): 6
  • ENG Overlay Requirement course Credit(s): 3
  • 201/202 Foreign Language Credit(s): 6 (Arts & Sciences requirement)
  • Gen Ed requirement Credit(s): 3
  • Courses for second major or minor Credit(s): 6
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 30 credits

3rd Year

  • ENG Overlay Requirement courses Credit(s): 6
  • ENG Intermediate or Advanced Electives Credit(s): 6
  • Gen Ed requirements Credit(s): 6
  • Courses for second major or minor Credit(s): 6
  • Electives Credit(s): 6

Total: 30 credits

4th Year

Total: 30 credits

Program Total: 120-122 credits

Requirement for Graduation: 120 credits

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