Academic Catalog

English, Bachelor of Arts

General Education Courses
I. Communication
Select two of the following:6
Composition I
Composition II
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
Select one of the following:3-4
Elementary Statistics
College Mathematics
College Algebra
Calculus for Management and Social Sciences
Precalculus I
Precalculus II
Calculus I
Calculus II
Elements of Discrete Mathematics
Basic Concepts of Elementary Mathematics I
Natural Science (w/lab):
Select one of the following:4
Descriptive Astronomy
and Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
Botany and Society
and Botany and Society Laboratory
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Chemistry and Society
and Chemistry and Society Lab
Chemistry of Living Things
and Chemistry of Living Things Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Lab
Introduction to Physical Science
and Introduction to Physical Science Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Math, Logic and/or Natural Science:
Any additional course listed above or one of the following:3-4
Foundations of Human Physiology
and Foundations of Human Physiology Laboratory
Genetics and Society
Human Biology and Society
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Environmental Science
Probability and Statistics
Natural Disasters
Geology of the Southeast
Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric
Deductive Logic
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Strategies for Information Discovery
Intro to Music Technology
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
Fine Arts, Humanities, and/or History:
Select any course in Fine Arts listed above or:3
American Studies, 17th - 19th Century
American Studies, 20th Century
Introduction to Creative Writing
Interpreting Popular Culture
Business Writing
Understanding English Grammar
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
African American Literature
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Philosophy
Political Philosophy
Contemporary Moral Issues
Comparative Religion
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introductory Spanish I: Business
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:2
A foreign language must be completed at the 102 level of two of the followng:6
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory German I
Introductory German II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Elective
General Education Elective:
Select any approved general education course or courses3
Major Requirements 1
Core Courses
The following courses are required for all majors:
One literature course 200-level or above:3
Masterpieces of World Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of British Literature I
Survey of British Literature II
or above
One linguistics or creative writing or professional writing course 200-level or above: 3
Introduction to Creative Writing
Business Writing
Understanding English Grammar
or above
ENGL U300Introduction to the Study of Literature3
Any Cultural Difference and Diversity literature, film, or rhetoric course 300-level or above, such as:3
Disability and Rhetoric
Native American Literature
Topics in Literature, Culture and Difference
or as approved by division chair
Any Shakespeare course 300-level or above, such as:3
Shakespeare Survey
Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL U490Senior Seminar3
Additional 300- or 400-level English/Film/ENSL Courses or Internship
Select 21 credits21
Cognate or Minor 1
Select 12-18 credits in consultation with advisor12-18
Select 18-26 Credit Hours18-26
Total hours120

A minimum grade of C is required.


The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.