English B.A.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

Develop language skills and experiences and a sound appreciation for the liberal arts in Mayville State University’s English/English Education programs. MSU provides quality literary experiences that help prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Mayville State University’s English programs prepare students for careers, life-long learning, citizenship, cultural enhancement, and problem solving. Core requirements provide a comprehensive overview of basic materials and a commitment to innovative technology-enriched education and learning relationships with community, employers, and society.

English majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses are required: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, PSYC 111, and SOC 110. Additional requirement: ENGL 220. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Students will be required to complete a minor.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Candidates respond critically to texts through written analyses, formatted for a collegiate, academic audience.
  • SLO 2: Candidates read critically and showcase their understanding by isolating literary themes within and among readings.
  • SLO 3: Candidates demonstrate knowledge of literary genres and effectively summarize, analyze, and synthesize among readings.

Requirements

Core Courses

COMM 323Writing and Editing for the Media

3

ENGL 261American Literature I

3

ENGL 301/COMM 301Introduction to Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 320Advanced Grammar

3

ENGL 351British Literature I

3

ENGL 360Shakespeare

3

ENGL 408Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 476SComprehensive Examination

1

Choose one of the following (other courses may be used as an elective)

ENGL 262American Literature II

3

ENGL 352British Literature II

3

Select one of the following Diversity Literature Courses (other courses may be used as an elective)

ENGL 236Women's Literature

3

ENGL 346Global Literatures of the Ancient World

3

ENGL 347Global Literature of the Modern World

3

ENGL or COMM Electives: Select 6 hours from the following

COMM 212Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 245SRadio Broadcasting

1

COMM 280Understanding Film & Television

3

COMM 311Oral Interpretation of Literature

3

COMM 314Argumentation and Debate

3

ENGL 311Creative Writing

3

ENGL X99Special Topics

.5-4

Total Credit Hours: 37

*Minor required