Major Programs of Study
The Department of English offers four major programs for undergraduates. For more information about each program of study, please click on the links below.
- Bachelor of Arts in English - Semester Version or Transitional Version
- Bachelor of Arts in Honors English - Semester Version or Transitional Version
- Bachelor of Arts in English Pre-Education - Semester Version or Transitional Version
- Bachelor of Arts in Honors English Pre-Education - Semester Version or Transitional Version
Course requirements may vary across the four major programs with regard to historical period, genre, and field of study; however, each program requires the completion of at least 12 courses in the Department of English (or in other departments as approved by the English Undergraduate Advisors) for a total of 60-61 credit hours on the quarter system or 36 credit hours on the semester system. The university will offer courses on a semester-based system beginning Summer 2012.
In addition, all four programs of study share the same basic learning goals for students:
- Exhibit broad knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of literature written in English in the British and American traditions.
- Demonstrate high levels of proficiency in oral and written communication, the ability to write persuasively and elegantly using the skills of argumentation, rhetoric, style, and bibliographic citation.
- Demonstrate skill in using the critical tools and terminologies needed to analyze and assess a range of texts and the ability ot identify the formal properties of texts as well as major literary forms and genres.
- Display an informed awareness of different critical theories, methodologies, and approaches to studying texts.
- Demonstrate understanding of the historical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, disseminated, and received and skill at relating texts to these contexts.
If you have any questions about the Department of English's four major programs for undergraduates, please make an appointment with an English advisor through the department's Advising Office.