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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

English (B.A.) Articulation with Northwest State Community College, Requirements & 2-Yr Plan


Program Requirements


  1. Completion of the A.A. degree with specified courses from Northwest State Community College.
  2. Student earned a course grade of “C-” or better in every course accepted for transfer, and have earned a 2.0 or greater cumulative GPA based on a 4-point scale.
  3. Student admitted to PFW.
  4. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better for graduation. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- or better in all ENGL courses for credit towards their degree. Classes below a C- may be retaken for a qualifying grade as needed.
  5. All students in the English (B.A.)  program are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the degree.
  6. Students are recommended to work closely with the Department’s lead advisor and the College of Liberal Arts advisor to be sure they are satisfying the graduation requirements for the degree and adhering to all academic policies.  

College of Liberal Arts Courses (15 credits)


  • Cr. 3.
  • See College of Liberal Arts  for course lists and requirements for the Thematic Areas.

    • Thematic Area A: Gender, Sexuality, Race, and/or Ethnicity Cr. 3.
    • Thematic Area B: Conflict and Cooperation Cr. 3.
    • Thematic Area D: Regional/Geographic Study Cr. 3.
    • Thematic Area E: Digital Humanities/Public Humanities Cr. 3.

Supporting Courses (12 credits)


Students must achieve fourth-semester proficiency in one international language. See College of Liberal Arts  for information about the international language placement process.

  • First Semester International Language Cr. 3.
  • Second Semester International Language Cr. 3.
  • Third Semester International Language Cr. 3.
  • Fourth Semester International Language Cr. 3.

English Courses


Core Courses (21-24 credits)


  • See English (B.A.)   for details about the courses for the requirements below:

    • English Language Study course Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 1 Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 2 Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 3 Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 4 Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 5 Cr. 3.
    • English Concentration course 6, if necessary Cr. 3.
  • Cr. 3.  (also fulfills General Education C.8 Capstone course)

Elective Courses (9-12 credits)


  • Course for minor or free elective, if didn’t take English Concentration Course 6  Cr. 3.
  • Course for minor or free elective Cr. 3
  • Course for minor or free elective Cr. 3
  • Course for minor or free elective Cr. 3

2-Year Plan


This plan is an example only.  Please see your advisor to develop your individualized plan.  Course rotation and course offerings are subject to change based on faculty availability and enrollment minimums.

Fall 3rd Year:


Total Credits: 15


Spring 3rd Year:


  • English Concentration Course 3  Cr. 3.
  • COLA Thematic Requirement A  Cr. 3.
  • COLA Thematic Requirement B  Cr. 3.
  • Second Semester Foreign Language  Cr. 3.
  • Minor Course or Free Elective  Cr. 3.

Total Credits: 15


Fall 4th Year:


  • English Concentration Course 4  Cr. 3.
  • English Concentration Course 5  Cr. 3.
  • COLA Thematic Requirement D  Cr. 3.
  • Third Semester Foreign Language  Cr. 3.
  • Minor Course or Free Elective  Cr. 3.

Total Credits: 15


Spring 4th Year:


  • Cr. 3.
  • COLA Thematic Requirement E  Cr. 3.
  • Fourth Semester Foreign Language  Cr. 3.
  • English Concentration Course 6, Minor Course, or Free Elective  Cr. 3.
  • Minor Course or Free Elective  Cr. 3.

Total Credits: 15


Total Program Credits (AA+BA): 120