English - BA

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    Program Contact: Dr. Donald I. Ulin

    Want to go places? Our English major will take you to medieval Europe and to African villages. Want to get to know interesting characters? You'll meet them in the pages of books written by great writers.

    In our program, you'll design a course of study to suit your own interests and your own career plans. You'll take courses in British, American and world literature. You also can get real-world experience by serving as an intern or studying abroad and walking the same streets as William Shakespeare, Albert Camus or James Joyce. 

    With a degree in English, you'll be prepared for a wide range of careers in many fields, including business, politics, education and journalism. Or, you can take what you have learned and go to graduate school.

    What you can do with a degree in English. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

    Course Requirements in the Major

    Six courses required from the following list, including at least one course from a period prior to 1800 (indicated with asterisks), and one course from each group (18 credits):

    American Literature Survey

    British/European Literature Survey

    Contemporary World Literature

    Western Foundations

    Other Required Courses

    • Upper-Level English, Writing, or Comparative Literature Electives (12 cr)
    • Foreign Language Proficiency through 0201 or equivalent (0-9 cr)

    Total Credits for Major: 42-51


    Ulin Donald

    Dr. Donald Ulin


    Director of English Program, Associate Professor of English


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