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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

English: Literature Emphasis - BA, BS


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  • For more information about English: Literature Emphasis, see the English Department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy  of student's choice

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2600: Literary Analysis   3    
Breadth Requirement 3  
ENGL Cultural Exploration Course  
3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  

* Any Quantitative Literacy (QL)  course, but STAT 1040 or 1045 are recommended.

3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Elective Course 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     ENGL Core Writing Course 3  
ENGL Literary History * 3   ENGL Literary History * 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI)   3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Depth Social Sciences (DSS)   3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

Comments

* From the Literary History & Authors group of courses, students must take two courses of British content, two courses of American content and one course with World content.

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 4300: Shakespeare   3     ENGL Authors * 3  
ENGL Literary History * 3   ENGL Genres 3  
Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3   ENGL Literary History * 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 5300: Special Topics in Literature (CI)   3     ENGL 5310: Contemporary Literature (CI)   3  
ENGL Authors or Genres * 3   ENGL Literary History * 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Elective Course 3  
TOTAL CREDITS: 15   TOTAL CREDITS: 15  

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Comments

 

Credits in Residence


Students must complete 21 credits of major-applicable coursework at Utah State University.

Course Requirements


Core/Explore Requirements (9 credits)

Students must complete 9 credits of exploration courses. Students must choose one course from each section: culture, literature, and writing. 

Students should complete the exploratory requirements as early as possible.

Literature Emphasis


Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.5 within all English courses (other than ENGL 1010  , ENGL 2010  , CLEP, AP, etc.); 2.5 USU cumulative (including courses taken for another USU major); 2.5 career total (including transfer credits) for new transfer students

Minimum GPA for Graduation: 2.75 within major courses; 2.0 USU cumulative; 2.0 career total

Minimum Grade Accepted: C within major courses (no grades of pass/fail)

Number of required credits:42

The Literature emphasis combines the pleasures of reading fiction, poetry, and drama with the practices of communication, reasoning, and research.

Literature students will learn to be skilled writers, clear speakers, and critical thinkers.  They can solve problems both logically and creativelyboth independently and in teams.  Graduates will thus be well prepared to pursue their individual goals in a wide variety of educational and professional paths.  They can also look forward to a lifetime of intellectual curiosity and cultural enrichment.

ENGL 2600 is the introductory course in Literary Analysis, which teaches students to read texts closely, to draw connections between form and content, to make interpretative claims, and to write persuasive arguments.

At the 3000 level, the courses in Literary History teach students to draw connections between literature and its historical context, and to read texts in conversation with one another.  Together, these courses give students a broad knowledge of British, American, and World literary history.

At the 4000 level, repeatable courses in Authors and Genres invite students to slice up the field of literature in other ways, by studying the work of particular authors and the evolution of specific genres.  The Shakespeare requirement ensures that students share a common core of literary knowledge.

ENGL 5300 is a repeatable Special Topics course, which brings together diverse literary texts in imaginative ways, encouraging students to think across historical, biographical, and generic boundaries.  ENGL 5310 is a repeatable course on Contemporary Literature, in which students bring literary history up to the present day.  

The emphasis includes 9 elective credits: one additional literature course and two additional English courses in any emphasis. Students may devote three of these credits to an internship that combines their academic skills with their professional interests.

A. Exploratory Requirements (9 credits)


Students in the Literature emphasis should take ENGL 2600   as early as possible.

  • Literature (3 credits)
  • Culture (3 credits)
  • Writing (3 credits)

C. Authors and Genres (9 credits)


Select this course:


Distribution


D. Literature and Culture (3 credits)


Select one of the following two courses:

E. English Electives (9 credits)


  • Select one additional course from the Literature emphasis (Sections B, C or D above), numbered 3305 or above.
  • Select two additional English courses numbered 3305 or above, from any emphasis (including courses in Literature, Creative Writing, Professional and Technical Writing, English Teaching, American Studies, and Linguistics).
    One of these two courses may be ENGL 4900: Internship/Cooperative Work Experience .  

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