Bachelor of Arts in English

 

Why English?

The School of Languages and Literature offers courses in both composition and literature. The former seek to provide training in the techniques and skills necessary to produce acceptable, effective written expression. The latter are designed to acquaint students with prose and poetry of recognized merit, thereby developing critical thinking, cultural awareness and an intelligent understanding of literature as an outgrowth and interpretation of life.

Entering freshmen whose ACT score in English is 16 or lower is required to enroll in ACAC 0330 before attempting ENGL 1301. Credit may be given for satisfactory scores on the English sections of ACT, SAT I, CLEP, or Advanced Placement (AP).  Careers in English may include --

  • Public Relations
  • Government or Law
  • Grant or Proposal Writing
  • Publishing
  • Marketing or Advertising
  • Translation
  • Freelance writing
  • Education or Teaching
  • Technical Writing/Communication
  • Journalism or Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science

 

Students enrolled in Wayland’s English program can also choose to participate in an online degree program that will provide them flexibility in class schedules.  Wayland Baptist University is among the best Christian colleges and universities in the country that provide online degrees to their students.

Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in English, students may consider their further educational enhancement and pursue a Master of Arts in English online or on campus.  The opportunities to further an individuals’ career is not limited to an in class environment and allows students who work the option to learn and study in an online environment with the resources and faculties of a college campus at their disposal.

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English Requirements - Available in 2014-2015 Academic Catalog

English Major Requirements - The major requires 37 semester hours, of which 25 must be upper-level. *Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum. Students who plan to teach in public schools must consult the School of Education for speci?c requirements for certi?cation. Majors must take a comprehensive exam during their ?nal semester.

•ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs *
•ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs *
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs
•ENGL 4101 - English Major Capstone Course 1 hrs
•Twenty one hours of upper-level electives in English

Six hours from:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs

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Bachelor of Arts in English Recommended Sequence of Courses
Listed is the recommended rotation based on a B.A. degree program. For complete information on the general education and graduation requirements for the B.A. degree program, please refer to the undergraduate programs section of the catalog.

Freshman Year Fall Semester - 16 hrs:
•ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs
•HIST 1303 - World Civilization to 1500 3 hrs - OR - HIST 2301 - United States History to 1877 3 hrs
•PHIL/PSYC/SOCI 3 hrs
•COSC 2311 - Computer Applications 3 hrs
•Foreign Language 1401 4 hrs
•UNIV 1100 - Foundations of University Life 1 hrs

Freshman Year Spring Semester - 16 hrs:
•ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs
•HIST 1304 - World Civilization since 1500 3 hrs - OR - HIST 2302 - United States History since 1877 3 hrs
•MATH 1304 - College Algebra 3 hrs
•COMS course 3 hrs
•Foreign Language 1402 4 hrs

Sophomore Year Fall Semester - 16 hrs:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs - OR - ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs - OR - ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs
•POLS 2301 - American Government 3 hrs
•BIOL course 4 hrs
•RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History 3 hrs
•Foreign Language 2301 3 hrs

Sophomore Year Spring Semester - 15 hrs:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs - OR - ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs - OR - ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs
•ART/MUSI/THEA course 3 hrs
•GEOL 1301 3 hrs
•RLGN 1302 - New Testament History 3 hrs
•Foreign Language 2302 3 hrs

Junior Year Fall Semester - 13 hrs:
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs - OR - Advanced course 3 hrs
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•EXSS 1112 - Concepts of Fitness 1 hrs - OR - Activity course 1 hrs

Junior Year Spring Semester - 16 hrs:
•ENGL 3304 - Advanced Grammar 3 hrs - OR - Advanced course 3 hrs
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•EXSS 1112 - Concepts of Fitness 1 hrs - OR - Activity course 1 hrs

Senior Year Fall Semester - 15 hrs:
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs

Senior Year Spring Semester - 13-15 hrs:
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•ENGL advanced course 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•Course in minor or elective 3 hrs
•ENGL 4101 - English Major Capstone Course 1 hrs
•GRAD 0001 - Senior Seminar 0 hrs

 

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Requirements for Minors

English Minor - The minor requires 18 semester hours, of which six hours must be upper division. *Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum.

Minor Requirements:

•ENGL 1301 - Composition and Rhetoric 3 hrs *
•ENGL 1302 - Composition and Reading 3 hrs *
•ENGL 2303 - World Literature 3 hrs and
•Six hours of upper-level electives in English

Three hours from:
•ENGL 2301 - English Literature 3 hrs
•ENGL 2302 - American Literature 3 hrs