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2022-2023 Shepherd University Catalog

English, B.A.


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The English Major seeks to help prepare students to live in a complex, technological, and diverse world by introducing them to varying perspectives offered by a thorough study of literature and language. Through these perspectives, sociological and personal barriers may be broken down, and the possibilities as well as the paradoxes of human existence may be better understood.

The primary objectives of the English curriculum include the following:

  1. To encourage students to think critically and to communicate their thoughts effectively by helping them develop the skills necessary to understand and utilize the English language;
  2. To contribute to the liberal arts education of all students by exposing them to the diversity and richness of the world’s best literature;
  3. To prepare English education majors to become reflective problem solvers, capable of teaching English on the middle or secondary levels, in a country as ethnically diverse as ours;
  4. To provide students, particularly English majors, with a broad background in languages and literature which will enable them to pursue graduate study;
  5. To give English and English education majors a knowledge of the basic tools of effective written communication, technology, and an understanding of literature that will enable them to pursue any vocation and function in a diverse and global work world.

 

In addition to the Core Curriculum  and the requirements for the major and minor, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts must satisfy the B.A. Foreign Language Requirement .

Curriculum for a Major in English


Total hours required for an English major, 36 Hours:


English Literature concentration, 24 Hours:


Creative writing concentration, 24 Hours:


Four-Year Course Progression


English, Literature Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 2 ENGL 215 (AR-GL, MD) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science (LS) 4
  1 FREN/GERM/SPAN 101 3       FREN/GERM/SPAN 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 Lab Science (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 301   Introduction to Literary Study 3   Core Curriculum   Choose SO with advisor 3
    FREN/GERM/SPAN 203 3       FREN/GERM/SPAN 204 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   Writing/Language Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   British Literature Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 3xx-4xx   American Literature Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL Elective 3
ENGL 3xx-4xx   World Literature Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL 3xx-4xx Elective 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Elective   Elective 3   ENGL 485   Senior Capstone Presentation in English 3
ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL 3xx-4xx Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL 3xx-4xx Elective 3
ENGL 421   Shakespeare 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
November 29, 2018         DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

English, Creative Writing Concentration
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum 1 First-Year Experience (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 2 ENGL 215 (AR-GL, MD) 3
Core Curriculum 1 Mathematics (MA) 3   Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4
  1 FREN/GERM/SPAN 101 3       FREN/GERM/SPAN 102 3
Core Curriculum 1 Life Sciences (LS) 4   Core Curriculum 1 History 3
    TOTAL 14       TOTAL 16
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 301   Introduction to Literary Study 3   Core Curriculum   Choose SO with advisor 3
    FREN/GERM/SPAN 203 3       FREN/GERM/SPAN 204 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose HM with advisor 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   Writing/Language Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO-CK with advisor 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   British Literature Elective 3
Core Curriculum 2 Choose SO with advisor 3   Minor   Minor 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
ENGL 3xx-4xx   American Literature Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL Elective 3
ENGL 3xx-4xx   World Literature Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   Writing/Language Elective 3
Minor   Minor 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL 3xx-4xx Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Elective   Elective 3   ENGL 485   Senior Capstone Presentation in English 3
ENGL 3xx-4xx   Writing/Language Elective 3   ENGL 3xx-4xx   ENGL 3xx-4xx Elective 3
ENGL 421   Shakespeare 3   Minor   Minor 3
Minor   Minor 3   Elective   Elective 3
Elective   Elective 3   Elective   Elective 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 15
                 
June 13, 2014         DEGREE TOTAL 120
         

 

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