Nov 20, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA


About the Program

The English major is designed to be extremely flexible. You can focus on literature, linguistics, cultural studies, or work with your academic advisor to develop another plan of study that will achieve your educational goals. In general, this major requires a lot of reading and writing and includes courses in literatures of America and the world; advanced courses in British literature and writers; courses in writing about literature; a language course; and an advanced course in poetry, drama, or fiction.

An English major learns many skills that employers find desirable, which may lead them to jobs in publishing, marketing, management, etc. Skills include: Ability to communicate, both in writing and orally, grammatical accuracy, editing and rewriting skills, ability to analyze and interpret data, documentation skills, creativity, foreign language ability, ability to present a clear and logical argument, understanding of human motivation.

Please visit English for more information.

3 Year Degrees

A variety of majors in Liberal Arts offer students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in three years, allowing students to enter the work force or graduate school a year earlier than traditional plans of study.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (30-68 credits)


Major Courses (6 credits)


Courses taken to satisfy Area B may not be used to fulfill the required concentration courses.

Required Concentration (24-62 credits)


Choose one of the following required concentrations: 

English Education, Global Context or English Literature. 

  • Required Concentration - select from list - Credit Hours: 24.00-62.00

 

Click here for the English Education Concentration  

Click here for the English Literature Concentration  

Click here for the English Global Context Concentration  

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.


 

Elective (1-39 Credits)


The elective credits required depend on which concentration is completed.

English Education (1-7 credits)

English Literature (30-36 credits)

Global Context (33-39 credits)

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • Foreign Language 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  •  Area B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Concentration Course - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


Students must earn a “C-” or better in each English course.  The P/NP option is not available for this requirement.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours of Purdue Coursework at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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