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Academic Program Guide

English (English Studies)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2018 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. TheGeneral Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

A student may major in English with a concentration in Literature; Creative Writing; Editing, Writing, and Media; or English Studies. This MAP is not intended to substitute for guidance from a departmental advisor.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE Core Social Science3
CGS2060 Computer Fluency 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics 3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
Elective 3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
ENG2012 Intro. to English Studies3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Foreign Language4
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Social Science3
ENG3014 Critical Issues in Literary Studies3
Oral Communication Competency3
Foreign Language4
Elective 3
Milestones 4
(no milestones)
Term 5 hrs
English major coursework chosen in Conjunction with department representative and faculty committee9
Foreign Language4
Milestones 5
Complete ENG2012
Must contact English department representative to determine eligibility and discuss coursework
Complete 1st level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Civics Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Major coursework 3/4000 level9
GE Ethics3
Milestones 6
Complete ENG3014 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 6 additional hours English coursework 3/4000 level
Complete 2nd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Term 7 hrs
Major coursework 3/4000 level9
Elective 3
Milestones 7
Complete 6 additional hours English coursework 3/4000 level
Apply for a Pre-Graduation Check
Term 8 hrs
Major coursework 3/4000 level9
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Writer, Press Relations, Teacher, Critic, Personnel Officer, Archivist, Lawyer, Editor/Editorial Assistant, Researcher, Investigator, Administrative Officer, Reporter, Technical Writer, Management Trainee, Public Relations Specialist, Speech Writer, Legislative Assistant, Trainee, Information Specialist.

Representative Employers: Local School Boards:Universities, Colleges, Junior Colleges; Businesses; Publishers of Magazines, Newspapers, Books. An English major can qualify for a variety of positions in Education, State and Federal Government, and private industry and business. English majors are attractive to employers because of their classroom training in analysis, research, and interpretation, and because they are expected to be able to communicate effectively on paper or in public.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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