Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English

Core Curriculum60
Core Curriculum Areas A-E (See VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Core Curriculum Area F 1
ENGL 2060Introduction to Literature3
ENGL 2080Grammar and Style3
Select one of the following: 23
World Literature I: The Ancient World
World Literature II: The Age of Discovery
World Literature III: The Development of Modern Thought
Foreign Language and Culture through 2002 36-9
Select zero to six hours from the following:0-6
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Human Communication
Music Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation
History of Civilization I
History of Civilization II
History of Civilization III
Fundamentals of Philosophy
Principles of Logic and Argumentation
Senior College Curriculum60
Select one of the following tracks:
Literature and Language
Journalism - Newspaper emphasis
Journalism - Magazine emphasis
Professional Writing
Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature
Total hours required for the degree120
1

All core classes with an ENGL prefix (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 2060, ENGL 2080, ENGL 2111, ENGL 2112, and ENGL 2113) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

2

Student may choose one of the above courses not taken in Area C

3

 3 hours will count in Area C if student begins foreign language classwork at the 1001 level.

Literature and Language Track

Courses required for the Major
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
ENGL 3120British Literature II3
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
ENGL 3215American Literature II3
ENGL 3060Literary Research and Writing (prerequisite or corequisite to all 4000-level courses)3
Select one British period course from the following:3
Studies in British Literature to 1500
Studies in British Literature 1500-1660
Studies in British Literature 1660-1800
Studies in British Literature: The Romantics
Studies in British Literature: The Victorians
Studies in British Literature 1910-1968
Studies in British Literature since 1968
Select one American period course from the following:3
Studies in American Literature to 1800
Studies in American Literature 1800-1865
Studies in American Literature 1865-1914
Studies in American Literature 1914-1945
Studies in American Literature since 1945
Select one critical focus course from the following:3
Studies in Major Writers
Studies in Poetry
Studies in Narrative
Studies in Drama
Studies in Criticism/Theory
Electives 4,512
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Minor and/or Elective Courses 621
4

Four elective courses of 3 hours each at the 3000-level or above from ENGL, CWCL,  JOUR, or LING (one of these courses must be ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, ENGL 3030, ENGL 4600, ENGL 4610ENGL 4620, ENGL 4630, ENGL 4640, or any course with a CWCL, JOUR, or LING prefix.)

5

 1 foreign language literature course numbered 4000 or above may be substituted

6

Must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of ENGL.

Journalism Track–Newspaper Emphasis

Courses Required for the Major
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
or ENGL 3120 British Literature II
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
or ENGL 3215 American Literature II
JOUR 3080Editing for Publications3
JOUR 3510News Writing3
JOUR 3540The Law and Journalism3
JOUR 3570Photojournalism3
JOUR 4500Document Design3
CWCL 3400Introduction to Creative Writing3
JOUR 3520Essential Reporting Skills 71-2
JOUR 2500Journalism Newspaper Seminar3
or JOUR 4800 Internship in Journalism
JOUR 4510Feature Writing3
or JOUR 4540 Journalism in the Digital Age
JOUR 4520Literary Journalism3
or JOUR 4560 The Converged Newsroom
JOUR 4550Reporting3
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Minor and/or elective courses 819-20
7

English majors not pursuing cross-training certificate must take course for 2 hours to ensure exposure to skills for multimedia presentation.

8

Must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of JOUR.

Journalism Track–Magazine Emphasis

Courses Required for the Major
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
or ENGL 3120 British Literature II
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
or ENGL 3215 American Literature II
JOUR 3080Editing for Publications3
JOUR 3510News Writing3
JOUR 3540The Law and Journalism3
JOUR 3570Photojournalism3
JOUR 4500Document Design3
CWCL 3400Introduction to Creative Writing3
JOUR 3520Essential Reporting Skills 91-2
JOUR 2500Journalism Newspaper Seminar3
or JOUR 4800 Internship in Journalism
JOUR 4510Feature Writing3
or JOUR 4560 The Converged Newsroom
JOUR 4520Literary Journalism3
or CWCL 3420 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
JOUR 3560Contemporary American Magazines3
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Minor and/or elective courses 1019-20
9

English majors not pursuing cross-training certificate must take course for 2 hours to ensure exposure to skills for multimedia presentation.

10

Must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of JOUR.

Professional Writing Track

Courses Required for the Major
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
or ENGL 3120 British Literature II
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
or ENGL 3215 American Literature II
ENGL 3010Writing for Business3
ENGL 3020Technical Writing and Editing3
JOUR 4500Document Design3
JOUR 3560Contemporary American Magazines3
or JOUR 4510 Feature Writing
CWCL 3400Introduction to Creative Writing3
CWCL 3420Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction3
ENGL 4600Rhetorical Issues in Professional Writing3
ENGL 4620Survey of the History of Rhetoric3
ENGL 4630Writing Technologies and Applications3
ENGL 4640Studies in Composition Theory3
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Minor and/or elective courses 1119-20
11

Must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of ENGL

Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature Track

Courses Required for the Major
ENGL 3110
ENGL 3120
British Literature I
and British Literature II
6
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
or ENGL 3215 American Literature II
ENGL 3060Literary Research and Writing (prerequisite or corequisite to all 4000-level courses)3
ENGL 4150Studies in British Literature 1910-19683
or ENGL 4160 Studies in British Literature since 1968
ENGL 4240Studies in American Literature 1914-19453
or ENGL 4250 Studies in American Literature since 1945
One 4000-level ENGL course 3
CWCL 2500Contemporary Literary Magazines: Revision, Editing, and Production1
CWCL 3400Introduction to Creative Writing3
One three-course CWCL sequence 9
Poetry Writing
and Advanced Poetry Writing
and Contemporary Poetics: Form and Theory
Fiction Writing
and Advanced Fiction Writing
and Contemporary Narrative: Form and Theory
Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction
and Contemporay Creative Non-Fiction: Form and Theory
and Literary Journalism
Contemporary American Magazines
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Minor and/or elective courses 1219-20
12

Must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside CWCL.

Students should review the Arts and Sciences requirements for completion of the B.A. degree.