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2020 - 2021 Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major

Program Chair: Dr. Michael Milburn

Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts (default) or Bachelor of Science (alternative)


The Language and Literature Department strives to develop a true community of learners where a working knowledge of literary history and literary analysis gives students a home in their own culture and makes them careful and compassionate judges of human nature.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program:

  • Students can demonstrate knowledge of the mechanical, historical, and rhetorical significance of language usage.
  • Students can identify and explain the formal elements of texts and how they contribute to a text’s meaning.
  • Students can demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of traditions, periods, movements, authors, genres, and works of literature.
  • Students can persuasively explain literary value in terms of aesthetics and other literary theories.
  • Students can produce relevant, credible, eloquent, and well-researched arguments about literary texts.

Major Requirements

Required Courses:

Literary Survey Courses:

Four (4) of the following literary survey courses:

Advanced Topics Courses:

Two (2) of the following advanced topics courses:

Total: 124 Semester Credits

Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks