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, Language, and Letters
Journalism and Editing
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, Language, and Letters Track  

Required courses27
ENGL 3060Introduction to Criticism and Research (prerequisite or corequisite to all 4000-level courses)3
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
ENGL 3120British Literature II3
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
ENGL 3215American Literature II3
ENGL 3400Introduction Creative Writing3
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Writing-based course3
ENGL 3010, ENGL 3020, ENGL 3030, ENGL 4600, ENGL 4620, ENGL 4630, ENGL 4640, or any 3000- or 4000-level JOUR or LING course)
Diversity course3
ENGL 3340, LING 4160, or any 3000- or 4000-level AFAM or WGST course
Select one of the following paths:33
Literature
Creative Writing
Total Hours60

Literature Path

British Period course3
American Period course3
Select one of the following: ENGL 4210, ENGL 4220, ENGL 4230, ENGL 4240, ENGL 4250
Critical Focus course3
Select one of the following: ENGL 4310, ENGL 4320, ENGL 4330, ENGL 4340, ENGL 4350
ENGL course at the 4000 level3
Minor and/or elective courses (must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of ENGL)21

Creative Writing Path

Select two of the following:6
Advanced Poetry Writing
Advanced Fiction Writing
Advanced Creative Nonfiction
CWCL 2500Contemporary Literary Magazines: Revision, Editing, and Production1
or JOUR 2510 Journalism Magazine Seminar
ENGL 4410Genre Form and Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Studies in British Literature 1910-1968
Studies in British Literature since 1968
Studies in American Literature 1914-1945
Studies in American Literature since 1945
Minor and/or elective courses (must include at least 6 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above in a single discipline outside of ENGL)20

Journalism and Editing Track

Required Courses 18
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 4500Document Design3
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Select one of the following paths:42
News Path
Magazine Path
Editing Path
Total Hours60

News Path

JOUR 3540The Law and Journalism3
JOUR 3570Photojournalism3
ENGL 3400Introduction Creative Writing3
JOUR 3520Essential Reporting Skills 91-2
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 4570 Introduction to Sportswriting
JOUR 4550Reporting3
Upper division electives (3000- or 4000-level courses outside of JOUR or ENGL) 106
General electives13

Magazine Path

JOUR 3540The Law and Journalism3
JOUR 3570Photojournalism3
ENGL 3400Introduction Creative Writing3
JOUR 3520Essential Reporting Skills2
JOUR 2500Journalism Newspaper Seminar3
or JOUR 4800 Internship in Journalism
JOUR 4510Feature Writing3
or JOUR 4570 Introduction to Sportswriting
JOUR 4520Literary Journalism3
or ENGL 4480 Advanced Creative Nonfiction
JOUR 3560Contemporary American Magazines3
Upper division electives (3000- or 4000-level courses outside of JOUR or ENGL)6
General electives13

Editing Path

ENGL 3000Advanced Descriptive English Grammar3
JOUR 3560Contemporary American Magazines3
ENGL 3400Introduction Creative Writing3
or ENGL 4480 Advanced Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 3010Professional Writing3
or ENGL 4630 Advanced Professional Writing
Select at least two of the following:8
Internship in English
Contemporary Literary Magazines: Revision, Editing, and Production
Journalism Newspaper Seminar
Journalism Magazine Seminar
Directed Study
ENGL 4640Studies in Composition Theory3
Upper division electives (3000- or 4000-level courses outside of JOUR or ENGL)6
General electives13

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