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4 Year BA

English


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The 4-Year BA allows flexibility of choice for students who want to sample a wide variety of courses; to develop a stronger understanding of language, literature, and culture; and to strengthen their reading and writing skills and their powers of critical thinking. This degree provides knowledge and practical skills that are assets in everyday life and in almost any career. Critical readers and writers are required in professions such as law, public service, business, medicine and politics. More directly, the study of English can lead to careers in teaching or careers that involve writing, such as news reporting, publishing, business advertising, and public relations.

Because this program offers much freedom of choice, it is important for students to think carefully about their interests and goals when choosing courses. For Degree requirements see the Course Calendar.  For assistance in creating a coherent, valuable program, students should also consult a Department advisor.

Sample Program
This is only an example of one possible path through the program. Paths will differ, depending on students' interests, the number of courses they take each year, and the Department's rotation of courses. Consult our current courses for available offerings. Students should also consult an Academic Advisor before each registration to ensure they are meeting degree requirements.

Year 1:

  • ENGL-1001(6) or
    ENGL-1000(3) and 3 other credit hours of 1000-level English
  • 12 hours in Humanities
  • 6 hours in Science
  • 3 hours in Academic Writing
  • 3 hours in electives

Year 2:

  • 12 hours in 2000- or 3000-level English courses
  • 18 hours of 2000- or 3000-level electives
  • 3 hours of an approved Indigenous Course Requirement course

Year 3:

  • 12 hours in 2000- or 3000-level English course
  • 18 hours of 2000- or 3000-level electives
  • Recommended: ENGL-3151(6) Critical Theory: An Introduction

Year 4:

  • 12 hours in English
  • 18 hours in electives