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Academic Program Guide

English (Literature, Media, and Culture)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 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. The General 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, Media, and Culture; 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
Computer Literacy3
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 Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
GE History3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
Foreign Language4
Oral Communication Competency3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
GE Ethics3
ENG 2012 Intro. to English Studies3
Literary Core Requirement3
Foreign Language4
Elective 3
Milestones 4
(no milestones)
Term 5 hrs
Literary Core Requirement3
Distribution Elective or Core Requirement3
Minor Course3
Foreign Language4
Elective 3
Milestones 5
Complete ENG2012 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 3 hours of LMC Core Requirements ( ≥ C minus )
Begin minor or second major coursework.
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Literary Core Requirement or Distribution Elective3
Distribution Elective3
Minor Course3
English Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete 6 hours of LMC Core Requirements (must have all 12 hours LMC core by this term) (≥ C minus in each)
Complete 3 hours of Distribution Electives ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Term 7 hrs
Distribution Elective3
ENG 4934 Senior Seminar 3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
4000-level English Elective3
Milestones 7
Apply for a Pre-graduation Check
Complete 6 hours of Distribution Electives ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete 2nd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores
Term 8 hrs
4000 Level English Elective3
Distribution Elective3
Elective or Minor3
Elective or Minor3
Milestones 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Complete ENG 4934 or Honors equivalent ( ≥ C minus )
Must have 12 hours of Distribution Electives completed by this term ( ≥ C minus in each)
Complete 3rd level of Foreign Language or show CLEP/Placement scores

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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