Bachelor of Arts Degree - English

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Minor Courses

Foreign Language Requirements

Electives

Degree available in Bismarck

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who attain the B.A. in English will:

  1. Practice reading, thinking, speaking, and writing about literature and culture using literary and rhetorical skills, critical methods, and analysis. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, VI, and VII.)
  2. Develop a general understanding and appreciation of different literary periods, styles, and genres. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)
  3. Engage in the advanced study of American, British, and world literature that builds on the material and methods learned in the introductory surveys. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)
  4. Complete a capstone senior project by conducting a critical research project and/or producing a creative work that reflects the learning and experiences acquired in the English program. The senior project allows students to work closely with a faculty mentor in designing this capstone experience. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Outcomes I, II, III, V, VI, and VII.)

Upon completion of this program, students are able to enter the work world or pursue graduate or professional studies. Graduates can use their skills for careers as writers for corporate enterprises, for careers as college or university instructors, or for careers in legal professions.

Requirements

English Major Courses

ENGL 240Masterpieces of World Literature

3

ENGL 251British Literature I

3

ENGL 252British Literature II

3

ENGL 261American Literature I

3

ENGL 262American Literature II

3

ENGL 305Writing About Literature

3

ENGL 440Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 480Senior Project

1

Select one of the following:

ENGL 350Studies in American Literature

3

ENGL 355Studies in Major American Writers

3

Select two of the following:

ENGL 325Shakespeare

3

ENGL 405British Medieval Literature

3

ENGL 415British Renaissance Literature

3

ENGL 420British Restoration and 18th Century Literature

3

ENGL 425British Romantic Literature

3

ENGL 430British Victorian Literature

3

ENGL 435Modern British Literature

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 315Structure and History of English

3

ENGL 320Modern Grammar

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 210College Composition III

3

ENGL 211Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 213Literary Publications

3

ENGL 220Introduction to Literature

3

ENGL 232Mythology

3

ENGL 236Women and Literature

3

ENGL 265Native American Literature

3

JOUR 244Reporting/Feature Writing

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 360Studies in Drama

3

ENGL 370Studies in Fiction

3

ENGL 380Studies in Poetry

3

 

ENGL 488Collaborative Writing and Special Projects

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

Total Credit Hours: 40