B.A. in English

The study of language and literature is the heart of a liberal arts education. The English major program at Gallaudet provides not only an understanding of our rich literary heritage, but also offers an opportunity to develop the advanced reading and writing abilities necessary for anyone wishing to participate fully in modern society. A major in English provides a basis for secondary school teaching, journalism, and graduate school and can help in the preparation for a variety of professional careers.

Major Requirements

Summary of Requirements

2013-2014

General Studies

40

Pre-Major Courses

3

Major and Related Courses

36

Free Elective Courses

41

TOTAL

120

Requirements for a Major in English

To continue in the program, English majors and minors must obtain a GPA average of "C" or better in their major/minor coursework.

Required pre-major courses 3 hours

To be taken in freshman or sophomore years:
ENG 208 Introduction to Literature Studies for the Major (3)

Required English courses 21 hours

ENG 399 Introduction to Methods of Literary Study (3)
ENG 403 British Literary Foundations (3)
ENG 405 American Literary Foundations (3)
ENG 408 Multicultural Literature and Perspectives (3)
ENG 433 Seminar in Pre-1800 Literature (3)
ENG 435 Seminar in Post-1800 Literature (3)
ENG 493 Senior Seminar (3)

Elective English courses 15 hours

Choose one literature elective:
ENG 430 The History of the English Language (3)
ENG 433 Seminar in Pre-1800 Literature (3)
ENG 435 Seminar in Post-1800 Literature (3)
ENG 441 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 442 Major Author (3)
ENG 495 Special Topics [literature focus] (3)
ENG 499 Independent Study [literature focus] (3)

Choose two writing electives:
ART 325 Scriptwriting (3)
ENG 380 Writing for the Business and Professional World (3)
ENG 381 Editing (3)
ENG 385 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)
ENG 390 Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition (3)
ENG 392 Creative Writing (3)
ENG 396 Technical and Managerial Writing (3)
ENG 460 English Grammar for Writers and Future Teachers (3)
ENG 495 Special Topics [writing focus] (3)
ENG 499 Independent Study [writing focus] (3)
THE 342 Playwriting (3)

Choose two English electives:
ART 325 Scriptwriting (3)
ENG 375 Media Literacy (3)
ENG 380 Writing for the Business and Professional World (3)
ENG 381 Editing (3)
ENG 385 Fundamentals of Journalism (3)
ENG 390 Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition (3)
ENG 392 Creative Writing (3)
ENG 396 Technical and Managerial Writing (3)
ENG 397 Advanced Composition (3)
ENG 430 The History of the English Language (3)
ENG 441 Shakespeare (3)
ENG 442 Major Author (3)
ENG 460 English Grammar for Writers and Future Teachers (3)
ENG 495 Special Topics (3)
ENG 499 Independent Study (3)
THE 342 Playwriting (3)

Note: Students are free to choose from whatever upper level English electives are offered. Nevertheless, students with specific career goals or concentrations of study, such as education, are strongly encouraged to take courses such as Theories of Composition and Language Acquisition in consultation with both departments. Students who wish more writing are free to use electives for those, and may also minor in writing and/or journalism. ENG 320 Field Experience (3) or a consortium course (3 credit hours) may substitute for one elective.

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