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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of English

English (B.A.)



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Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 123-126 semester hours

Semester Hours required for the English Major: 49-52 semester hours

1. Emphasis in Literary and Cultural Studies


English Major Core Requirements (Total Semester Hours: 16)

AND

Emphasis in Literary and Cultural Studies (Total Semester Hours: 21)


Emphasis Capstone Experience (3 credits)

Electives (Total Semester Hours: 12)

Selected in consultation with an English advisor.

Four additional courses in English, chosen from any of the above or from the Electives group.  English majors (non-teacher licensure) are required to select 2 of the 4 elective courses at the 3000 level or above. Two courses in a single foreign language may be counted if numbered 2000 or above, not taught in English, and not offered for General Education credit.

For all Emphases: Electives Include Courses in English, but exclude the following courses:

Footnotes:

  • Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level or above.
  • Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G.

2. Emphasis in Creative Writing


English Major Core Requirements (Total semester Hours: 16)

AND

Emphasis in Creative Writing (Total Semester Hours: 21)


Studies in Literary Genre (Total Semester Hours: 6)

  •    Credits: 3
  • One additional course in Literary and Cultural Studies at 3000- or 4000-level. Credits: 3
Electives (Total Semester Hours: 15)

Selected in consultation with an English advisor.

Five additional courses in English, chosen from any of the courses in all Emphases or from the Electives group.  English majors (non-teacher licensure) are required to select 2 of the 5 elective courses at the 3000 level or above. Two courses in a single foreign language may be counted if numbered 2000 or above, not taught in English, and not offered for General Education credit.

For all Emphases: Electives Include Courses in English, but exclude the following courses:

Footnotes:

  • Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level or above.
  • Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G.

3. Emphasis in Professional Writing


English Major Core Requirements (Total semester Hours: 16)

AND

Electives (Total Semester Hours: 15)

Selected in consultation with an English advisor.

Five additional courses in English, chosen from any of the courses in all Emphases or from the Electives group.  English majors (non-teacher licensure) are required to select 2 of the 5 elective courses at the 3000 level or above. Two courses in a single foreign language may be counted if numbered 2000 or above, not taught in English, and not offered for General Education credit.

For all Emphases: Electives Include Courses in English, but exclude the following courses:

Footnotes:

  • Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level or above.
  • Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G.

4. Emphasis in English Studies


English Major Core Requirements (Total semester Hours: 16)

AND

Emphasis in English Studies (Total Semester Hours: 30)


30 semester hours in English courses, at least 24 of which must be at 3000-level or above, and 3 of which must be from the “Multicultural and Non-Western Literatures” category. Credits: 30

Capstone Experience (Total Semester Hours: 3)

  • Course in English at 4000-level or above. Credits: 3
Professionalization Experience (Total Semester Hours: 1)

Footnotes:

  • Concurrent or prior registration in ENG 2205 is strongly recommended for majors in all courses at the 2000-level or above.
  • Major GPA based on all English courses taken at EIU except ENG 0990, 0995, 1000, 1001G, 1002G, 1091G, 1092G.

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