School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences (SoAaS) serves the mission of the College via its central role in providing the instruction and the experiences that define a liberal arts education. The SoAaS consists of the Departments of English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Religion and Theology, and Social Sciences. Selected majors are offered in most of the areas. In addition, these units provide the interdisciplinary and introductory courses that make up the general education curriculum. Students majoring in the SoAaS may pursue programs of study, which prepare them for graduate school or for careers in areas specifically related to their areas of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the English major, students will be able to perform the following:
- Describe characteristics of major historical literary movements (Content).
- Apply knowledge of and proficiency in writing acceptable literary/critical analyses (Critical Thinking).
- Demonstrate proficiency in using standard spoken and written American English (Communication).
The program will produce graduates who will do the following:
- Pursue advanced study at a graduate school or professional school.
- Enter careers in teaching, journalism and media, publishing, public relations, advertising, technical writing, and the fine arts where distinctive verbal capabilities of precision, persuasiveness, and clarity in thinking or writing are valued.
- Contribute to any work environment where advanced vocabulary, critical thinking, creativity, interpretation, and complex, original composition skills are needed.
- Use technology to communicate effectively.
The major in English consists of a minimum of thirty-six (36) credit hours, including six (6) hours of General Education Core Courses.
Included below is a sample semester-by-semester program for a major in English.
Major in English
- ENG 199 may be substituted with ENG 131: English Composition I
- ENG 200 may be substituted with ENG 132: English Composition II
Minor in English
The minor in English consists of a minimum of eighteen (18) credit hours beyond the general education requirements.