Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog Program: English B.A. * Minimum Credits Required:__________________

English B.A. *

OSRHE Program Code: 028
CIP Code: 230101

Major Code: 4250

Option Codes:

  • 4252 - Generalist
  • 4256 - TESOL
     

The Generalist track in the Bachelor of Arts in English degree provides a diverse and wide ranging curriculum in literature, composition, and language usage to prepare students for entry into the professional world or graduate study.

The Bachelor of Arts in English TESOL option provides students with foundational understanding of the theories and practices of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages sufficient for use in various teaching contexts domestically and abroad or for further study of language topics. The program promotes a holistic understanding of language, culture, pedagogy, assessment, and professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes - Generalist

  1. Improve reading and writing abilities
  2. Demonstrate high levels of informational literacy and research skills appropriate for the sub-areas of the field.
  3. Demonstrate argumentative and critical thinking skills
  4. Work across cultural differences in literature and the profession.
  5. Develop professional and personal goals in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes - TESOL

  1. Understand how language is structured, learned, and used, and will view it as a complex psychological and social system.
  2. Understand how languages serve communities and individual users, how diverse learners view languages, and how language learning can serve both community use and learner diversity.
  3. Have sufficient training in modern language instruction theory and practice to orient themselves toward their own areas of interest and to teach English in various contexts both domestically and abroad.
  4. Use a variety of language assessment strategies to monitor and report learner progress and to adjust instruction accordingly.
  5. Use reflective and research-driven language teaching practices, develop meaningful and productive professional relationships, and be prepared for additional study or training in language teaching.

General Education Requirements

A minimum of 46 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements for more information.

English General Education Requirements

The following are course prerequisites that may be completed as part of the General Education requirements.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
ENGL 1213 - English Composition II

English Core - 30 hours

English majors must earn a grade of “C” or higher in any course counting toward the English major.  The 30 hour core includes the Linguistics and Writing requirements.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 2001 - Introduction to the English Major
ENGL 3253 - Traditional Grammar and Usage
ENGL 3543 - English Literature I
ENGL 3653 - English Literature II
ENGL 3773 - American Literature I
ENGL 3883 - American Literature II
ENGL 4363 - Advanced English Composition
ENGL 4793 - Literary Criticism
ENGL 4992 - English Capstone Experience

Linguistics Requirement - 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 4083 - Linguistics
or  ENGL 4663 - History of the English Language

Writing Requirement - 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 3083 - Professional & Technical Writing
or  ENGL 3143 - Introduction to Creative Writing
or  ENGL 4123 - Advanced Composition for Teachers

Select one of the following options:

Generalist - 18 hrs (4252)

Students must take 3 credit hours from each of the following five categories along with an additional 3 credit hours from any category for a TOTAL of 18 hours.

Variable Topics Courses

The following courses may be considered as an accepted course for multiple categories as the content varies by semester. The content (as defined by the long title of the course each semester) will determine under which category the course will apply.  Courses cannot double count in two categories.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 3920 - Special Topics
ENGL 4263 - Studies in the Novel
ENGL 4623 - Studies in Poetry (Individual Authors or Periods)
ENGL 4693 - Studies in Literature (Individual Authors)
ENGL 4713 - Studies in Drama (Individual Authors or Periods)
ENGL 4900 - English Studies I
ENGL 4910 - English Studies II
ENGL 4920 - English Studies III
ENGL 4930 - English Studies IV

American Literature - 3 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 3913 - African American Writers
ENGL 4053 - Oklahoma Writers
ENGL 4553 - American Novel
  • 3 hours from the Variable Topics Courses listed above with “AMER” included in the topic
  • British Literature - 3 hours

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGL 4203 - Shakespeare -Histories and Comedies
    ENGL 4283 - The English Novel
    ENGL 4313 - Shakespeare - Tragedies
    ENGL 4323 - Studies in Irish Literature
  • 3 hours from the Variable Topics Courses listed above with “BRIT” included in the topic
  • Genre Studies - 3 hours

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGL 3023 - Mythology and Folklore
    ENGL 3033 - Literary Genres
    ENGL 3043 - Young Adult Literature
    ENGL 4023 - Popular Literature
    ENGL 4333 - Dramatic Literature
    ENGL 4643 - Music and Literature
    ENGL 4713 - Studies in Drama (Individual Authors or Periods)
    ENGL 4763 - Literature in Translation
  • 3 hours from the Variable Topics Courses listed above with “GENRE” included in the topic
  • Native Literature - 3 hours

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGL 4443 - Native American Film and Media
    ENGL 4453 - American Indian Rhetorics
    ENGL 4463 - Native American Literature I
    ENGL 4473 - Native American Literature II
    ENGL 4813 - Native American Mythology and Folklore
    ENGL 4883 - Cultural Activities of the Five Tribes
  • 3 hours from the Variable Topics Courses listed above with “NATIVE” included in the topic
  • World Literature - 3 hours

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGL 3413 - World Literature
    ENGL 4323 - Studies in Irish Literature
    ENGL 4763 - Literature in Translation
  • 3 hours from the Variable Topics Courses listed above with “WORLD” included in the topic
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    TESOL - 18 hrs (4256)

    Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
    COMM 2543 - Intercultural Communication

    or 3 Elementary Language I (3 hours)

    ENGL 3843 - Principles of TESOL
    ENGL 4093 - Methods and Second Language Acquisition Theory
    ENGL 4183 - Practicum in TESOL
    ENGL 4843 - Language Materials & Technology
    or  ENGL 4083 - Linguistics (if not counted toward Linguistics Requirement)
    or  ENGL 4663 - History of the English Language (if not counted toward Linguistics Requirement)
    ENGL 4863 - Language Assessment

    Major Total - 48 hours

    Minor - 18 hours

    A minor is required for the English major.

    Additional Degree Information - College of Liberal Arts

    In addition to general education and program requirements stated above, additional hours may be needed to satisfy all minimum degree requirements listed below.

    • English Proficiency: Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
    • ​A minimum of 124 hours is required. PE activity is limited to four hours. Prior learning credit (CLEP, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc) is limited to 30 hours.
    • ​A minimum of 30 hours in residence (from NSU) is required for graduation. PE activity is limited to four hours. Hours in residence exclude zero-level courses and prior learning credit such as CLEP, Advanced Placement, Advanced Standing, Military Credit, etc.​
    • A minimum of 40 hours of 3000/4000 level courses is required for graduation.  ​
    • A minimum of 60 hours from a 4-year school is required for graduation excluding zero level and PE activity courses.
    • At least fifty percent of the major requirements must be upper division courses (3000 and 4000 level).
    • At least 18 hours or fifty percent of the major, whichever is greater, must be satisfactorily completed at NSU.
    • The minimum number of credit hours required in the Liberal Arts and Sciences varies based on the type of degree.  B.A., B.A.Ed., B.F.A. and B.M.E. degrees require at least 80 hours.  B.S. and B.S.Ed. degrees require at least 55 hours.  B.G.S. and B.S.W. degrees require at least 40 hours.  Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) courses are identified in catalog course descriptions.

    For more information, see Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.

     

     

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