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English (BA)

Hours - 42 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2021
Last Revision 7/27/2021
Holokai Category: Arts & Humanities

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Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 12 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 251 Fundamentals of Literature F, W, S 3 ENGL 101
ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures W 3 ENGL 251 or ENGL 315 or HUM 251
ENGL 382 Shakespeare F 3 ENGL 251 or Permission from Instructor
ENGL 490 Senior Seminar F, W 3 Senior status, Final Semester


Additional Requirements — 21 Credits

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 351 Literary Criticism and Theory S 3.0 ENGL 251 or HUM 251
ENGL 358R Special Studies: Major Authors or Genres Variable 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 420 Literature for Young Adults W 3.0 ENGL 101

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 341 World Literatures in English F 3.0 ENGL 251 or HUM 251
ENGL 343 Asian Literature S 3.0 ENGL 251 or ENGL 315
ENGL 345R Ethnic Literature Variable 3.0 ENGL 251 or HUM 251

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 321 English Grammars F, W 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 421 History of the English Language S 3.0 ENGL 251

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 361 American Literature from the Beginnings to Mid-Nineteenth Century F 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 362 American Literature from Mid-Nineteenth Century to World War I W-even 3.0 ENGL 251

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 363 American Literature from 1914 - 1965 W-odd 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 364 American Literature from 1965 - Present F 3.0 ENGL 251

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 371 English Literature to 1500: Medieval Period S 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 372 English Literature from 1500 to 1660: Renaissance Period F 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 373 English Literature from 1660 to 1780: The Restoration and Eighteenth Century W 3.0 ENGL 251

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 374 English Literature from 1780 to 1832: The Romantic Period S 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 375 English Literature from 1832 to 1890: The Victorian Period F 3.0 ENGL 251
ENGL 376 English Literature from 1890 to the Present W 3.0 ENGL 251


English Concentrations


1- Literature

Take three additional courses from the following list:
ENGL 361, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376


2 - Creative Writing

Take ENGL 218R and two others from the following list

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 218R Introduction to Creative Writing F, W, S 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 318R Advanced Creative Writing W, S 3.0 ENGL 218R
ENGL 319 Form and Craft of Literary Genres S 3.0 ENGL 218R
ENGL 392 Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing/ Kula Manu W 3.0 ENGL 218R
ENGL 418R Writing for Publication F 3.0 Pre or corequisite: ENGL 318R


3 - Professional Writing

Take all of the following

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 330 Writing for the Professions F 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 331 Professional Career Writing W 3.0 ENGL 101
ENGL 332 Writing for Social Media S 3.0 ENGL 101


4 - World Literatures

Take two of the following. You cannot double-dip with the above requirements.

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 341 World Literatures in English F 3.0 ENGL 251 or HUM 251
ENGL 343 Asian Literature S 3.0 ENGL 251 or ENGL 315 or HUM 251
ENGL 345R Ethnic Literature Variable 3.0 ENGL 251 or HUM 251

Choose one additional course from:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 361, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, or 376 Variable 3.0 Based on the selected courses, all prerequisites listed in the catalog must be met


Optional Practicum

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENGL 398 On-campus Practicum in English Composition Variable 3 Senior Standing in the English Major and Instructor Permission through Application process


Additional Program Requirements

Contingent upon completion of the above-listed courses, we certify this student meets all MAJOR requirements.

No grade lower than a C- is allowed within the major requirements.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in English, students will:

  • Engage in knowledgeable discussion, analysis, and appreciation of literary works and of the English language.
  • Conduct research that shows high standards of information literacy, critical thinking, and academic integrity.
  • Communicate clearly, persuasively, and professionally in writing and speaking.
  • Demonstrate understanding, empathy, and respect for people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop foundational skills for careers and further education.

Program Description

The English major is designed to provide an encounter with the humanizing forces of English and American literature and the English language. As an important focus in the tradition of the liberal arts, the study of English will produce graduates more conscious of themselves, their nature, their society, their values, their traditions and their language.


Career Opportunities

English majors are prepared for any career that requires perceptive reading, orderly and clear thinking, intellectual maturity, and effective writing. Many career opportunities for English majors exist in teaching, professional writing and editing, law, business, advertising, communications, human resources, corporate training, or government service.

English majors can certify to teach secondary-school English, or they can prepare for graduate study in English and college teaching. When combined with prerequisite courses in other programs, the English major provides excellent preparation for graduate work in law, business, library science, medicine, humanities, or religion. By selecting areas of concentration, some English majors prepare for careers in technical and professional communication, editing, creative writing, and related fields. By supplementing their English major with computer classes, some find work in information technology. The skills and knowledge acquired by an English major also provide good preparation for government service, especially when combined with the study of foreign languages, economics, political science, and history.