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

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 to 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
Select one of the following: ENGL 4110, ENGL 4120, ENGL 4130, ENGL 4140, ENGL 4145, ENGL 4150, ENGL 4160
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 to 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 to 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 to 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 College of Humanities and Social Sciences requirements for completion of the B.A. degree.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English / Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Secondary Education--English

Core Curriculum60
Core Areas A-E (see VSU Core Curriculum) 142
Area F Requirements 1
ENGL 2060Introduction to Literature3
EDUC 2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning and Teaching3
SEED 2999Entry to the Education Profession0
Foreign Language and Culture through 2001 16
Senior College Curriculum66
Program Requirements for BA in English (Content Concentration)36
ENGL 2080Grammar and Style3
ENGL 3000Advanced Descriptive English Grammar3
ENGL 3060Introduction to Criticism and Research3
ENGL 3110British Literature I3
ENGL 3120British Literature II3
ENGL 3210American Literature I3
ENGL 3215American Literature II3
ENGL 3400Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 4640Studies in Composition Theory3
Select two of the following:6
Studies in African American Literature
Topics in Diversity
Any 4000-level ENGL course
ENGL 4900Senior Seminar3
Program Requirements for the BSED in Secondary Education (Professional Courses)30
SPEC 3000Serving Students with Diverse Needs3
SEED 3020Introduction to Standards, Planning, and Assessment2
SEED 3991Differentiated Instruction in Secondary Education3
SEED 4000Assessment for Secondary Education3
SEED 4400English/Language Arts Methods for Secondary Education3
SEED 4610Secondary Education Practicum I1
SEED 4620Secondary Education Practicum II3
SEED 4790Student Teaching in Secondary Education10
SEED 4800Professional Practices Seminar2
Total Hours Required for the Degree126

NOTES:

  1. To complete both majors successfully, students must earn a minimum grade of "C" or better in all Area F, content concentration, and professional courses; earn an adjusted GPA of 3.0 or higher across all EDUC courses, upper division ENGL courses (3000/4000-level), and professional courses; and maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Foreign language courses will not be included in the adjusted GPA requirement.
  2. The College of Education and Human Services Health and Physical Education requirements are waived for students completing the double major track: B.A. in English and B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education / English.
  3. The English Education track is for students who are pursuing the double major with education. Students who cannot gain acceptance into the education program or maintain program enrollment (because of low GACE scores or low GPA, for example) must switch to one of the other English tracks and fulfill the requirements for that track.