Department of English: Requirements
|Beyond basic degree requirements, 39 semester hours of English are required for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English, including
||Gateways to Literary Study (3 credits)
|Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature (3 credits)
|Renaissance Literature (3 credits)
Secondary Education majors must take a semester of Shakespeare.
||Sixteenth Century Literature
|British Literature (3 credits)
||Seventeenth Century Literature
||Eighteenth Century Literature
||Modern British Literature
||Contemporary British Literature
|American Literature (3 credits)
||Modern American Literature
||Contemporary American Literature
||20th Century American Poetry
|Multi-ethnic Literature (3 credits)
||Native American Literatures
||Writers from the African Diaspora
|Senior Seminar (6 credits)
||Coordinating Seminar I
||Coordinating Seminar II
Majors are required to submit a final portfolio and earn a final grade point average of at least 2.5 in the major in order to successfully graduate with an English major.
Eighteen (18) credit hours are required, including EN300 and two other courses at the 300-level or above taken at Georgian Court. Only courses EN113 and higher will count toward the total number of credits required for the minor.
Eighteen (18) semester hours are required in writing courses above EN111; EN112: Academic Writing and Research I and II or the equivalent. Courses taken for the minor may not also count toward the major. Half the required courses must be taken at Georgian Court. The following courses are required: EN210 and EN250. Four electives must be chosen from the following courses: EN213, EN215, EN221, EN230, CM215, CM314, CM341.
English majors may not use courses they are counting for their major to fulfill writing minor requirements.
Teacher Of English Certification
The usual English major sequence is followed. In addition, Subject Specific Certification students must take EN416 History, Structure and Phonology of English.
Department Honors: English
Students who wish to earn departmental honors as English majors must meet the following requirements:
- To be eligible, the student must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have completed 18-21 credits in English with a minimum of 3.5 GPA.
- Eligible students will enroll in 300/400 level designated honors courses in consultation with the department chair. Students will choose a subject for research in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Reading, research and writing will be under the direction of the mentor. The completed Honors Thesis will be presented before the department (students and faculty), and at a public forum such as Academic Excellence Night or a regional meeting.