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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
   

Approved Mathematics

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
    Approved Science or Mathematics 3
    Approved Lab Science 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ENGL 200 Introduction to the English Major 3
ENGL 201 Survey of British Literature 3
ENGL 202 Survey of American Literature 3
ENGL 345 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3
ENGL 499 Senior Seminar 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
101-level Foreign Language 0-3*
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 above the 203 Intermediate level are exempt from the major requirement for foreign language.

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES                                           CREDIT
HOURS
300-level English courses (select 2)
ENGL 303ENGL 304ENGL 311ENGL 312ENGL 322ENGL 325ENGL 326
ENGL 338ENGL 339ENGL 344ENGL 350ENGL 353ENGL 354ENGL 364 
6
400-level English courses (select 2)
ENGL 401, ENGL 402, ENGL 403, ENGL 406, ENGL 413ENGL 414ENGL 417
ENGL 445ENGL 450
6

 

MAJOR PROGRAM EMPHASIS REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
ENGL 413 Special Topics in Rhetoric 3
ENGL 490 Internship 3

General Writing Option
ENGL 251ENGL 275, or ENGL 276 

3

Genre Options
ENGL 353ENGL 354, or ENGL 364

3

Technical Options
ENGL 350ENGL 373, or ENGL 450

3
     
Total Major Program Requirements 42-51
Additional Electives+ 34-43
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