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

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 B.A English program requirements, students will be proficient in these learning outcomes for the core courses:

  1. Analyze texts and their component parts, applying appropriate literary terminology, and recognize relevant ideas, concepts, theories, and/or practical approaches evident in the text and different contexts. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.)
  2. Develop writing projects in interrelated stages (pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing) that show and understanding for writing as a process within a given rhetorical situation. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III, and VII.)
  3. Demonstrate ethical and informed research practices. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, V, and VI.)

Students who select the Literature track will also be proficient in these additional learning outcomes:

  1. Synthesize an original literary argument using one's ideas with primary and secondary sources. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  2. Demonstrate a broad knowledge of British, American, and world literature, including their various periods, genres, and themes. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)

Students who select the Creative Writing track will also be proficient in these additional learning outcomes:

  1. Produce original works in a variety of creative writing genres (including fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry) that demonstrate an appreciation of contemporary generic conventions.(This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, VI, and VII.)
  2. Provide informed and constructive criticism on peer work in a variety of creative writing genres, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and VI.) 
  3. Perform levels of editing (developmental, copyediting, proofreading) on texts to prepare them for publication.(This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, 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

In order to graduate, students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all major or minor courses taken in fulfillment of a Language and Literature degree or minor. Students must also achieve a "C" or better in Composition I and Composition II.

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

ENGL 213Literary Publications

3

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:12

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

Total Credit Hours:9

Select two of the following:

Additional ENGL literature courses

6

Total Credit Hours:44

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