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2019-2020
Major:
English (B.A.)

The B.A. in English requires basic coursework in literature, writing, and language theory, and provides flexibility to students in pursuing additional courses that match their areas of interest and career goals. It can lead to graduate study in English, creative writing, law, or other academic or professional areas. 

Foreign language study is strongly encouraged for all English majors.

Each student graduating with a major in English will participate in a senior exit interview, normally in conjunction with ENG 4990 Senior Workshop. This review will provide a means of self-assessment for each student and program assessment for the department.

Departments/Programs:

Core Courses 16 hours
English Major (B.A.**, 41 hours)
ENG 2000 Introduction to Textual Studies 4 hours
Language Theory (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Literature (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Writing (choose 4 credit hours from the following): 4 hours
Experiential Learning 1 hour
Select one course from: With permission of the instructor and chair, students may also apply other experiential learning courses (e.g., MLANG 3910 Engaging in Study Abroad; IDS-3200-3290 Experiential Learning in the Threads, or IDS 3010 Archway Seminar Student Instructors if they can demonstrate relevance to the English major.  
Electives 18 hours

Select from any English or Journalism course. 

Six hours must be upper level (3000-4000 level).

May include following Education courses:

May include two of the following:

Only one Topics in World Literature course (ENG-2200-2300) may be counted towards the English major.

 
Capstone Courses 6 hours
ENG 4980 Ways of Reading: Theory and Practice 4 hours
ENG 4990 Senior Workshop 2 hours
Each student graduating with a major in English will participate in a senior exit interview, normally in conjunction with ENG 4990. This review will provide a means of self-assessment for each student and program assessment for the department.  

Foreign language study is strongly encouraged for all English majors.

First-year writing courses (ENG 1010FYW, ENG 1020FYW, ENG 1030FYW, ENG 1040FYW, ENG 1050FYW, ENG 1060FYW, and ENG 1070FYW may not count toward an English major.

Students who wish to meet Nebraska certification regulation for the teaching of English in secondary schools may include ENG 2690 Young Adult Literature and ENG 3260 Greek Drama as electives within the major. Students should consult the Department of Education regarding additional Nebraska certification requirements.

**An English major customarily earns a B.A. degree. However, if a student has a first major that is associated with a different baccalaureate degree, the English major may serve as a second major for the degree associated with the first major (B.S., B.FA., B.M., B.S.N.).