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Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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English, B.A.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a major in English will:

  • Demonstrate a high level of understanding in their field by scoring above the 60th percentile on the MFAT.
  • Develop and revise a creative idea through several drafts, or assert and support a specific thesis, synthesizing the complexities of the issue and other points of view.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose.
  • Use relevant and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject.
  • Use language that communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency with few grammatical/mechanical errors.
  • Draw connections between faith and literary studies, or draw connections between faith and creative writing.
  • Demonstrate skillful use of credible, relevant sources to develop ideas in a literary analysis, or demonstrate skillful use of interesting and relevant sources in a creative piece.
  • Demonstrate a full understanding of citing, paraphrasing, summarizing, and quoting secondary sources responsibly.
  • Demonstrate preparedness to enter graduate school or the workplace in an exit interview with their advisor.
  • Participate through their vocation in God’s creative and redemptive purposes in the world.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in English

University Core Curriculum - 42 hours

Program requirements satisfy 6 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.


Emphasis - 11 hours

Choose one of the following

Foreign Language - 12 hours

Twelve hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses in the same language; or six hours of LS-2000 level courses; or twelve hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses, BBL 2513 , BBL 2523 , BBL 3513 , or BBL 3523  with six hours each in two different languages.

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

English majors are encouraged to consider Spanish or French as a minor.

Minimum total semester hours - 120

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