Bachelor of Arts in English
Acceptance into the English Department includes submission of the following to the Chair of the English Department and approval of the department:
- An application form.
- An application letter which states the student’s purpose, vision or plan for use of the degree.
- A portfolio containing samples from EN 101, EN 102 and EN 200.
- A timed essay writing sample. Instructions for the essay may be obtained from the Department Chair.
- An overall grade point average of 2.50.
- A minimum grade of C– in English 101, English 102 and CM 130.
- A passing grade on the Reading, Writing and English Skills sections of the GACE I exam, in the event the student has taken the test.
Liberal Arts Core
EN 101, 102 (Freshman Composition), 6 hrs.
CM 130 (Oral Communication), 3 hrs.
EN 200 Introduction to Literature, 3 hrs.
Art-Music Appreciation/Foreign Language/Literature/Philosophy/Theater, 3 hrs.
Social and Behavioral Science
History, 3 hrs.
Political Science/Psychology/Sociology/Economics/Geography, 3 hrs.
Natural Science/Mathematical Reasoning
Science (Lab course), 4 hrs.
Mathematics, 3 hrs.
BI 111 Biblical Literature & History, 3 hrs.
BI 112 Interpreting Biblical Literature, 3 hrs.
TH 237 Christian Ethics, 3 hrs.
BI 300 Gospel of John, 3 hrs.
PE 105 Total Fitness, 1 hr.
FS 101 Freshman Seminar, 2 hrs.
SS 400 Senior Seminar, 1 hr.
Total hours in the Liberal Arts Core: 44 hrs.
Major Lower and Upper Level Courses
Foreign Language, 12 hrs.
English Core Courses
EN 260 Advanced Grammar, 3 hrs.
EN 340 Non-Western World Literature, 3 hrs.
EN 345 Major American Authors I: American Literature to 1865, 3 hrs.
EN 346 Major American Authors II: American Literature 1865 to Present, 3 hrs.
EN 355 Creative Writing Prose or EN 365 Creative Writing Poetry, 3 hrs.
EN 370 Advanced Composition or EN 302 Technical Writing, 3 hrs.
EN 380 History of the English Language, 3 hrs.
EN 395 Critical Theories, 3 hrs.
EN 445 Major British Authors I: English Literature to 1770, 3 hrs.
EN 446 Major British Authors II: English Literature 1770 to Present, 3 hrs.
EN 447 Major Western Authors I, 3 hrs.
EN 448 Major Western Writers II, 3 hrs.
EN 490 Shakespeare, 3 hrs.
EN 474 Senior Research Project I, 1 hr.
EN 475 Senior Research Project II, 1 hr.
English Core Courses: 41 hours
Minor: 18 hrs.
General Electives, 6 hrs.
Majors may select courses from other departments on campus or from the following upper level English courses:
EN 311 Adolescent Literature (Fall, even years, 3 hrs.
EN 291 Christianity and Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 293 Oxford Christians (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 302 Technical Writing (Spring, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 320 The English Novel (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 325 The American Novel (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 335 Modern Drama (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 355 Prose Writing (Fall, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 365 Poetry Writing (Spring, odd years), 3 hrs.
EN 392 Southern Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 431 English Romantic Literature (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
EN 450 Special Topics in English Studies (Infrequent), 3 hrs.
Program Total: 121 hours
End of Program Requirements
- Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English will submit a Senior Research Project to the English Department during their senior year. Candidates will determine between Project Options 1 and 2 and will submit a proposal to the department the semester prior to their last year. Information about project possibilities is available from the English Department Chair, currently Mrs. Barbara Goodwin. During the last two semesters of their program, majors will then enroll in Senior Research Project I and Senior Research Project II, during which they will work weekly with a major professor on a project which has been authorized by the entire department. The final draft is due the 10th week of the semester. Upon final departmental approval, the paper for Option 1 will be presented in a public venue.
- Completion of all basic requirements for graduation from Emmanuel College includes completion of core curriculum and major requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in English and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 overall and a 2.50 in all English courses taken.
- The entire English faculty conducts an Exit Interview of each candidate. The interview provides an opportunity for both faculty and students to assess the effectiveness of the English program at Emmanuel College and to assist candidates in planning for the next step of their academic education or for the job market.
- During the last semester of their program, students take a departmental exit examination. Results of this test do not affect students’ records or graduation but are a valuable part of program evaluation and may provide useful information to students about their achievements.