The English major must meet all the general requirements for the B.A. degree. The major consists of 42 hours of English beyond freshman English composition.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English will demonstrate:
- Critical thinking skills.
- Clear, correct, and effective communication in English.
- Comprehension, interpretation, and evaluation of texts, including critical works and works of British, American, and World Literature in their cultural and historical context, with the use of various theoretical methodologies.
- Basic skills in a foreign language.
- Exploration of and contribution to the world of ideas.
- Articulation of and engagement in the personal integration of faith and learning.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
42 hours, minor required, plus 6 hours of same foreign language
1. 9 hours foundation courses
- ENGL-2223 - Introduction to Writing About Literature
- ENGL-3013 - Literary Criticism
- ENGL-4213 - Studies in Shakespeare
2. 9 hours English literature
- ENGL-3153 - English Literature Survey I
- ENGL-3253 - English Literature Survey II
- ENGL-3353 - English Literature Survey III
3. 6 hours American literature
- ENGL-3673 - American Literature Survey I, Before 1865
- ENGL-3773 - American Literature Survey II, 1865-Present
4. 6 hours World Literature
- ENGL-3123 - World Literature I: Classical to Renaissance
- ENGL-3133 - World Literature II: Renaissance to Modern
5. 9 hours literature electives -
- 3000-level or above
6. 3 hours Senior Seminar
- ENGL-4733 - Senior Capstone
7. 6 hours, foreign language
- Take 6 hours of the same foreign language
The course requirements for the English Pre-Law emphasis are the same as for the regular B.A. in English. However, students should consult with their advisors to determine which courses will best support the pre-law emphasis.
- Teaching (elementary school, middle school, high school and university level)
- Curriculum Development
- Guidance Counseling
- Public Libraries
- Program Development
- Literacy Programs