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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

General English - BA, BS


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For more information about General English, see the Department of English 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 log on to Degree Works  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: The highest math requirement for this degree is Quantitative Literacy (QL)  of the student’s choice.

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program 

New Freshman Admitted to USU in Good Standing   Transfer students from other institutes or other programs at USU 2.5 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 Culture Exploration Course

3

 

ENGL 2600: Literary Analysis  

3  

 

Any Quantitative Literacy (QL) course, but STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)  is recommended

3  or 5  


  

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15-17

 

Comments

Comments

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 Writing Exploration Course

 3

 

ENGL 3000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 3000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Breadth Requirement  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

Comments
Comments

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 3000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 3000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course  

3

 

Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course  

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

Comments
Comments

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 4000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

ENGL 3000-Level or Higher Course

3

 

Communications Intensive (CI) Course  

3

 

Communications Intensive (CI) Course  

3

 

Elective Course or ENGL Diversity Course (if needed)

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

Elective Course

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

15

 

Comments

Comments

General English


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

Credits in Residence: Students must complete 21 credits of major-applicable coursework at Utah State University.

The General English option is designed for Statewide Campus students as an alternative to the English Teaching emphasis. Logan Campus students should select one of the four emphases available to them. All students are required to meet with the advisor to determine the most appropriate course of study, and students should be prepared to articulate their educational and career goals. All courses used to fulfill the General English requirements must be approved by the advisor and the department head.

Students may set up an internship that combines their academic skills with their professional interests. This program allows up to 3 credits of internship.

A. English Department Requirements


Students should take note of the superscripts to find emphasis-specific requirements. 

Literature Exploration (3 credits)


Writing Exploration (3 credits)


Diversity Requirement


All English majors are required to take one course that examines the experiences, perspectives, literatures, cultures, and/or creative expressions of underrepresented and/or marginalized communities. For this requirement, the USU English department includes communities who have been underrepresented or marginalized due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability and/or the intersections of these identities in conjunction with one another and with class. If a course listed under the Diversity Requirement appears under another requirement for the major, the course may be used to fulfill both requirements.

B. Level 3000 or Higher Courses (15 credits)


Select five courses from the following list. Courses counting toward the exploratory requirements (section A) cannot also be used to fulfill the requirements in this section.

C. Level 4000 or Higher Courses (18 credits)


Select six courses from the following list. Courses counting toward the exploratory requirements (section A) cannot also be used to fulfill the requirements in this section.

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