Bachelor of Arts Degree - English

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Foreign Language Requirements

Electives

Degree available in Bismarck

Student Learning Outcomes

By "text" we mean discourse in any form relevant to the study of English language and literature, inclusive of primary and secondary literature, essays, and historical and linguistic artifacts. 

Upon completion of the program requirements, a student will have the ability to:

  1. Analyze texts and their component parts, recognizing relevant ideas, concepts, theories, or practical approaches evident in the text and its historical context. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.)
  2. Recognize and evaluate different methodologies and critical approaches to texts that demonstrate understanding of their social, historical, cultural, and current contexts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  3. Apply different methodologies and critical approaches to texts and formulate a research question and write an analysis that interprets a text or to argue an issue from the appropriate social, historical, cultural, and current contexts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  4. Locate and evaluate appropriate primary and secondary resources from a variety of formats, ethically using them to analyze texts, methodologies, and their contexts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, V, and VI.)
  5. Edit and proofread drafts and master the current standards of English grammar and style within a given rhetorical situation. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, and VI.)

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.

English Major Courses

Requirements

ENGL 210College Composition III

3

ENGL 211Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 280Sophomore Project

1

ENGL 305Writing About Literature

3

ENGL 480Senior Project

1

Select one of the following:

ENGL 315Structure and History of English

3

ENGL 320Modern Grammar

3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 288Collaborative Writing and Special Projects

1-6

ENGL 488Collaborative Writing and Special Projects

1-6

Three Credits Required

Total Credit Hours:17

 

Select either Creative Writing or Literature Track

Creative Writing Track

Courses

GDES 342Graphic Design II

3

ENGL 213Literary Publications

3

 

ENGL 213 and GDES 342 are Co-requisites and must be taken the same semester

 

ENGL 310Advanced Creative Writing

3

 

ENGL 497English Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education

1-6

Three Credits Required

 

Select one ENGL literature course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Select three of the following courses:

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design

3

ART 130Drawing I

3

ART 280Photography I

3

ART 281Introduction to Digital Photography

3

ART 380Photography II

3

COMM 380Video Production

3

GDES 250Typography

3

GDES 347Web Design

3

Select one additional ENGL literature course

3

Total Credit Hours:27

Literature Track

Courses

ENGL 240Masterpieces of World Literature

3

ENGL 250Masterpieces of British Literature

3

ENGL 260Masterpieces of American Literature

3

ENGL 440Literary Criticism

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Select one of the following:

ENGL 350Studies in American Literature

3

ENGL 355Studies in Major American Writers

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Select one of the following:

ENGL 360Studies in Drama

3

ENGL 370Studies in Fiction

3

ENGL 380Studies in Poetry

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Select two of the following:

ENGL 325Shakespeare

3

ENGL 405British Medieval Literature

3

ENGL 415British Renaissance Literature

3

ENGL 420Brit Restoration & 18th Cent Literature

3

ENGL 425British Romantic Literature

3

ENGL 430British Victorian Literature

3

ENGL 435Modern British Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 41