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2022-23 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English B.A. *

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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.

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.

American Literature - 3 hours

British Literature - 3 hours

World Literature - 3 hours

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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