TLC 2255 • 678-839-6512
L. Crafton, M. Crafton (Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs), C. Davidson, M. Doyle, P. Erben (Director of Graduate Studies), G. Fraser, R. Hendricks, E. Hipchen, D. MacComb, D. Newton (Leap Coordinator), A. Umminger
S. Boyd, R. Harrison, A. Insenga (Director of English Education), J. Masters, L. Miller, M. Mitchell, M. Pearson (Chair)
K. Casper (Director of First-Year Writing), M. Franks, L. Haught, E. Mock
B. James-Chamless, M. Jordan, M. McFarland, L. Snaith
B. Adams (Associate Director of First-Year Writing), K. Chaple, A. Ellison, J. Kesler, J. Loicano, R. McRae (Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning), S. Morin, C. Shelnutt
R. Barker, L. Beasley, J. Black, N. Byrom, A. Campbell, M. Campbell, B. Drummond, A. Dycus, S. Finck, K. Frank, J. Harte, J. Hawk, S. Hendricks, J. Hendrix, M. Jackson, M. Livingston, L. McKee, P. Murphy, A. Oglesbee, A. Payne, J. Peterson, J. Sewell, A. Shoemake
The B.A. in English enables students to write well, to recognize the defining traits of major literary genres, to become familiar with the history of literature, to interpret texts from pertinent critical perspectives, to become proficient in scholarly research, and to connect facts and ideas of the discipline to other fields. A track offering a B.A. in English with secondary education certification is also available. For those preparing for graduate or professional schools or careers in professional writing, specialized courses in literary theory, and professional and creative writing are available.
- Students will demonstrate that they:
- Are adept writers in command of standard written English and of options for effectively presenting ideas and evidence
- Are familiar with the characteristics and development of the major literary genres
- Are conversant with the content and defining traits of representative literary periods
- Are aware of prevailing theories, approaches, and practices related to the study of literature and language
- Are capable of critical thinking that takes into account the variety of human experience and significant differences among cultural value systems
- Can convincingly analyze, interpret, and explicate literary texts in light of pertinent critical assumptions
- Can relate the facts and ideas of the discipline to other fields and explore their correspondence, particularly within the context of Western intellectual history
NOTE: For both tracks, English majors must earn a C or better in all English courses required for the major. This includes ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, ENGL 2110, ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2180 and ENGL 2190 as well as all upper-level ENGL courses that count toward the major.
NOTE: For both tracks, English majors can take no more than 2 upper-level ENGL courses toward the major (6 credit hours) before completing the required 2000-level courses for the major (ENGL 2110, 2120, 2130 and ENGL 2180 or 2190 and ENGL 3000).