Through writing, textual analysis, and intercultural experiences, students develop the language skills and cultural fluency necessary for professional success and personal fulfilment.

students writingAs you move through the major, you'll create fiction, nonfiction and poetry in your advanced writing courses. In reading/writing seminars, you'll analyze published works and produce texts of your own. In language and rhetoric courses, you'll learn the history and working structures of language and study the influences of audience and style that have shaped discourse at different times. And you'll end your program with the Senior Seminar, which provides you an opportunity to reflect on your course work and consider professional issues.

 

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 6
400-level English courses 6

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
ENGL 275ENGL 276, or ENGL 251 3
ENGL 353ENGL 354, or ENGL 364 3
ENGL 350ENGL 373, or ENGL 450 3
ENGL 413 3
ENGL 490 3
   
Total Major Program Requirements 42-48
Additional Electives+ 30-36
TOTAL FOR BA DEGREE 120

+Students in the Professional Writing Emphasis are strongly encouraged to choose a minor and/or take electives in the field in which they would like to write professionally.

 

  • 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