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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

English (BA)


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Objectives and Career Opportunities

A student majoring in English studies literary history, literary forms and theory, and the wide variety of texts from English and American literature, as well as masterpieces from other literatures in English translation. One of the most intellectually rewarding of studies, an English curriculum will develop critical thinking skills, critical reading abilities and writing skills, and research skills which will prepare the graduate for success in a variety of fields. A degree in English is an excellent pre-professional major for fields such as law and medicine and provides the necessary platform for the MA and PhD in English for students who wish to enter secondary or university teaching. It can lead to careers in publishing, editing, advertising, public relations, or government service. Students choosing the technical writing concentration will find rewarding career opportunities in business, industry, and the professions. With many electives in the curriculum, English is one of the most flexible and useful of degrees.

Credit Examination

All students with an ACT English score greater than or equal to 26 or a SAT Verbal score greater than or equal to 590, who have not had any college-level English courses, can take a credit exam for ENGL 101  offered through the Department of English at the beginning of each quarter.

Requirements for a Major in English

Students in the Department of English are required to follow the curriculum for the major in English leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English. A major in English consists of 40 semester hours in English and an approved minor of 21 hours or 21 hours of electives primarily taken in a variety of courses for a minimum total of 120 semester hours. Electives should be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor and approved by the Director of the School of Literature and Language. English majors must have a 2.0 earned grade point average for graduation and no grade lower than a "C" in any required English class.

English Curriculum (BA)


Freshman Year


English (GER)


Humanities (GER)


Mathematics (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines:  Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select on Physical Science course from the following disciplines:  Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology. NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)  course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Total: 30 SCH


Sophomore Year


Humanities (GER)


Natural Sciences (GER)


To complete the Natural Sciences (GER) requirements, you must have taken 6 semester hours from one category and 3 semester hours from the other.  Therefore:

  • Select one Life Science course from the following disciplines: Animal Science, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Science, or Zoology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • or
  • Select one Physical Science course from the following disciplines: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, or Meteorology.  NOTE: some of these subject matter disciplines may not be offered at Louisiana Tech University. 3 Semester Credit Hours
    • and
  • Select one additional course from either Physical or Life Science.  3 Semester Credit Hours

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)


From the following disciplines, select one Social/Behavioral Sciences (GER)  course.  3 Semester Credit Hours

  • Social Science: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, International Studies, Interdisciplinary, Political Science
  • Behavioral Science: Psychology, Sociology

Major Courses


Electives


  • Electives **  3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Junior Year


Fine Arts (GER)


Major Courses


  • Concentration Courses *** 12 Semester Credit Hours
  • Modern Language *  6 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives **  9 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Senior Year


Major Courses


  • Concentration Courses ***  16 Semester Credit Hours

Electives


  • Electives **  14 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 30 SCH


Total Semester Hours 120


*   Twelve (12) hour Modern Language requirement must be in the same language.

**  At least 21 hours of electives should be used for a minor or may be taken in a variety of courses.

*** Concentration courses selected by student in consultation with advisor from one of the following concentrations:

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing

Concentration areas offered


***Concentration courses selected by student in consultation with advisor from one of the following three concentrations:

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