The mission of the Department of English and Foreign Languages emerges from Lander’s rich liberal arts tradition. Through writing, textual analysis, and intercultural experiences, students develop the language skills and cultural fluency necessary for professional success and personal fulfilment.

student studying on benchStudents majoring in English study literature, writing, and language. This study prepares students for careers in education, law, theology, business, public relations, mass media, and public service. Although the British-American heritage is central, African-American, Native American, European, and non-western contributions to this literary tradition are also studied in relevant courses.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning 7
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Approved Mathematics 3
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0
Approved General Education Electives2

10

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 200 3
ENGL 201 3
ENGL 202 3
ENGL 345 3
ENGL 499 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
102-level Foreign Language 0-3*
200-level Foreign Language 0-3*

*English majors are required to complete foreign language study through the intermediate level (SPAN or FR 203). Students who place into a 101-level foreign language course for general education will also be required to take the 102-level course before proceeding to a 200-level foreign language course. Students who place above the 203 Intermediate level are exempt from the major requirement for foreign language; they will still need to meet the General Education Core Academic Skills foreign language requirement.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT HOURS
300-level English courses 9
400-level English courses 9
Upper-level English electives 9
   
Total Major Program Requirements 42-48
Additional Electives 30-36
TOTAL FOR BA DEGREE 120

 

  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses