The Degree of Bachelor of Arts in English Language

B.A. in English Language
The mission of the B.A. in English Language is to  provide students with mastery over the English language and its literature broadly conceived. Students are prepared for future careers in teaching, communications, or  for advanced degrees in the field of English studies.

Program Objectives
The graduates of the program should be able to:

  1. Develop knowledge of English and its diverse cultural and literary forms
  2. Become lifelong learners of English as an academic discipline, acquiring graduate. degrees and pursuing opportunities to build on their undergraduate training
  3. Follow a successful career path by turning academic skills into professional competences
  4. Use their training in interpretation and analysis to become lifelong critical thinkers in all their endeavors
  5. Construct a code of ethics to guide their professional and personal lives

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the different stages of English literary history and of the most representative writers of the English language
  2. Explain the structure of the English language as it has evolved over time through the use of linguistics as an academic discipline
  3. Apply critical and interpretive methods to the study of language and literature
  4. Understand the multiplicity of Anglophone dialects and literatures of the world
  5. Articulate how literary and cultural texts can transform one's understanding of self and others

Graduation Requirements
Students majoring in English must successfully complete a total of 102 credits with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements. A minimum grade of "C" is required in ENL 213 and ENL 223.

Applied Linguistics

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Core Requirements (48 cr.)

ENL 301, ENL 311, ENL 312, ENL 313, ENL 324, ENL 316, ENL 415, ENL 416, LIR 214, LIR 215, LIR 216, LIR 217, LIR 305, LIR 306, LIR 315, LIR 316.

Major Requirements from the following pool (15 cr.)

ENL 315, ENL 317, ENL 321, ENL 322, ENL 324, ENL 411, ENL 412, ENL 413, ENL 414, ENL 417, ENL 421, ENL 430, LIR 323, LIR 324, LIR 325, LIR 411, LIR 412, LIR 421, LIR 422, LIR 423, LIR 424, LIR 425, LIR 426, LIR 427, LIR 428, LIR 430.

Free Electives (6 cr.)