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Bachelor of Arts in English
This degree is intended to meet the needs of students desiring a strong liberal arts background or of students planning to enter graduate or professional school.
 
Students who complete the B.A. in English will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Identify representative works
2. Identify the dominant types of literary criticism
3. Identify the types and characteristics of creative writing
4. Master the various modes of professional or business writing
5. Identify current problems and developments in English language and literature
6. Organize ideas to support a position
7. Write grammatically
8. Answer questions objectively
9. Demonstrate research competency in support of a given position
10. Develop an argument in support of a given position
11. Present ideas clearly
12. Demonstrate competence in writing skills
13. Demonstrate competent knowledge of subject areas
14. Use learning as a practical force for life’s problems and challenges
15. Increase the understanding of one’s ethnicity
 
Major Requirements:
EN 211, 212 Survey of English Literature................................................................... 6 hours
EN 301, 302 Survey of American Literature................................................................ 6 hours
EN 304 Advanced Composition.................................................................................. 3 hours
EN 311 Literary Criticism............................................................................................ 3 hours
EN 320 and EN 321 African American Literature........................................................ 6 hours
EN 341 Professional Writing, EN 351 Creative Writing, CO 211 Media Writing, or
CO 231 Introduction to Journalism............................................................................. 3 hours
EN 413 Descriptive English Grammar........................................................................ 3 hours
EN 431 Elizabethan Literature.................................................................................... 3 hours
EN 470 Seminar in English.........................................................................................1 hour
EN Electives................................................................................................................ 6 hours
Total......................................................................................................................... 40 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students should select the following:
Cultural Arts
EN 201 World Literature............................................................................................3 hours
Minor is required ..............................................................................................18-21 hours
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Arts in English/Professional Writing
Technical and professional writing majors are in demand both nationally and internationally. Students who major in technical and professional writing work in almost every field of industry and public life, including high-technology industries, business, government, and research.
 
Students who complete the B.A. in English will be proficient in the following student learningoutcomes:
1. Master the various modes of professional or business writing
2. Identify current problems and developments in English language and writing
3. Organize ideas to support a position
4. Write grammatically
5. Answer questions objectively
6. Demonstrate research competency in support of a given position
7. Present ideas clearly
8. Demonstrate competency in writing skills
9. Write grammatically, clearly, and analytically
10. Use learning as a practical force for life’s problems and challenges
11. Increase the understanding of one’s ethnicity
 
Major Requirements:
Literature Elective (English Lit., American Lit., African American Lit.,
Lit. of African Peoples)......................................................................................... 3 hours
EN 304 Advanced Composition................................................................................. 3 hours
EN 413 Descriptive English Grammar....................................................................... 3 hours
EN 341 Professional Writing...................................................................................... 3 hours
EN 470 Seminar.........................................................................................................1 hour
CO 231 Introduction to Journalism and Media Writing............................................... 3 hours
CO 435 Editing........................................................................................................... 3 hours
AR 204 Desktop Publishing for Graphic Design........................................................ 3 hours
IS 250 Business Applications in Excel and Access.................................................... 3 hours
IS 430 Web Design and Development...................................................................... 3 hours
BA 302 Business Communication.............................................................................. 3 hours
EN 490 Professional Writing Internship (Research)................................................... 3 hours
Select two courses from EN 351 Creative Writing,
CO 332 Writing for Public Relations, CO 333 Feature Writing, or
CO 232 Writing Non-fiction for Electronic Media........................................................ 6 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 40 hours
 
General Education Requirements: Students should select the following:
Cultural Arts
EN 201 World Literature............................................................................................3 hours
*Minor is required
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in English Language Arts Education
This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The program qualifies persons to teach secondary school English or language arts. After graduation, students may apply for Alabama Class B Certificate: English Language Arts, grades 7-12; and SDA Basic Teaching Certificate: English Language Arts, grades 7-12. Refer to the Department of Education section in this bulletin for the program outline. Program Advisor: English Department’s Chair.
 
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
Students intending to use ACA classes to major or minor in Spanish must be advised by the program director before registering for classes. Program Director: English Department’s Chair. Students who complete the B.A. in Spanish will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
 
1. Master the fundamentals of language acquisition
2. Write grammatically
3. Answer questions objectively
4. Present ideas clearly
5. Demonstrate excellence in spoken Spanish
6. Demonstrate competency in written Spanish
7. Increase the understanding of various cultures/ ethnicities
 
Major Requirements:
SP 201-202** Intermediate Spanish.......................................................................... 6 hours
SP Electives (Offered at ACA campuses)................................................................ 27 hours
SP 490-491-492 Research and upper division electives***...................................... 9 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 42 hours
Minor is required .............................................................................................18-21 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
**Students are encouraged to take two intermediate foreign language courses before enrolling in an ACA school. Otherwise, they must take 33 hours of electives instead of 27 hours at the ACA campus.
***To be completed upon return from ACA campus
 
Minor in English
EN 201 World Literature............................................................................................. 3 hours
EN 211, 212 Survey of English Literature.................................................................. 6 hours
EN 301, 302 Survey of American Literature............................................................... 6 hours
EN 304 Advanced Composition................................................................................. 3 hours
Elective....................................................................................................................... 3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 21 hours
 
Minor in English (Writing Emphasis)
EN 201 World Literature............................................................................................. 3 hours
EN 304 Advanced Composition................................................................................. 3 hours
EN 413 Descriptive English Grammar....................................................................... 3 hours
EN Literature Elective................................................................................................ 3 hours
CO 231 Introduction to Journalism and Media Writing............................................... 3 hours
Select two courses from: EN 341 Professional Writing,
CO 333 Feature Writing, CO 431 Writing for Public Relations, or
CO 435 Editing ......................................................................................................... 6 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 21 hours
 
Minor in Spanish
SP 201-202** Intermediate Spanish.......................................................................... 6 hours
SP Electives (Offered at ACA campus)...................................................................... 9 hours
SP upper division electives***.................................................................................... 6 hours
Total........................................................................................................................ 21 hours
 
**Students are encouraged to take two intermediate foreign language courses before enrolling in an ACA school. Otherwise, they must take 15 hours of electives instead of 9 hours at the ACA campus.
***To be completed upon return from ACA campus