Dec 13, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

English (B.A.)


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Program: B.A.
Department of English and Linguistics  
College of Arts and Sciences

Liberal Arts Building 145 ~ 260-481-6841


For details on pursuing a secondary education second degree (BSEd) to teach English in middle school/high school, click on the links to the Secondary Education - Second Degree  Program and the School of Education   page in this catalog.  Note:  The BSEd as a second degree in these programs cannot be earned without completion of the bachelor’s degree in the content area from the College of Arts and Sciences.


Student Learning Outcomes:
 Upon completion of the degree, students will:

  • display the ability to write critically, precisely, and persuasively, especially about topics relevant to their major field and their selected concentration.
  • demonstrate the ability to communicate knowledge of literary, linguistics, and rhetorical conventions and traditions, especially those of America and England.
  • can apply the appropriate research tools and methods to demonstrate critical understanding of their selected concentrations.

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on-campus

Declaring this Major:

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

  • A grade of C- or higher in all department courses required for the major and an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher for all courses taken in the major.
  • A concentration in one of four areas is required.  Links to these concentrations are in the Area of Concentration section below.

To earn the B.A. with a major in English, you must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the General Requirements noted above:

General Education Requirements: Credits 33


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements link above for details
  • A grade of C- or higher is required in each course used to satisfy the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Requirements


  • Click on the Purdue Fort Wayne College Requirements link above for details.  Go to Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

English Writing and Speaking: Credits 6


  • See Part A in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree for Speaking requirement.

International Language: Credits 14


  • See Part B in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Distribution: Credits 9


  • See Part C in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.
  • Choose courses other than ENGL

Cultural Studies: Credits 6


  • See Part D in Arts and Sciences Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

English Core Requirements


Introduction to English Major: Credit 1


Capstone Course: Credits 3


Area of Concentration: Credits 15


General Electives


  • Sufficient additional credits to bring the total to 120.

Total Credits: 120


Student Responsibility


You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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