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2012-2013 Academic Catalogue 
    
2012-2013 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


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Synopsis of the B.A. Curriculum in English


Fourth (Freshman) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Third (Sophomore) Class


First Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 16 1/2 - 17


Second Semester


Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2 - 18


Second (Junior) Class


First Semester


  • EN or WR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • EN Elective (Pre-1900) Credit Hours: 3
  • EN Elective (American Period) Credit Hours: 3
  • PH 201 - History of Greek and Medieval Philosophy Credit Hours: 3
  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • PE - Elective Credit Hours: 1/2
  • AS, MS, or NS Credit Hours: 2

Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Second Semester


  • EN or WR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • EN Elective (Pre-1900) Credit Hours: 3
  • EN or WR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • PH 202 - History of Modern Philosophy Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • PE - Elective Credit Hours: 1/2
  • AS, MS, or NS Credit Hours: 2

Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


First (Senior) Class


First Semester


  • EN Elective (American Period) Credit Hours: 3
  • EN 480W - Senior Capstone Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Non EN or WR) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective (Non EN or WR) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • PE - Elective Credit Hours: 1/2
  • AS, MS, or NS Credit Hours: 2

Total Semester Hrs: 17 1/2


Second Semester


  • EN or WR Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • AS, MS, or NS Credit Hours: 2

Total Semester Hrs: 14


Total Hours: 136 (includes 45 hours of required upper-level EN/FA/WR courses)


Special Requirements for English Majors


  1. EN 201 * or EN 202 * - Survey of English Literature (3 hours).
  2.   (3 hours).
  3. EN 203 * or EN 204 *- World Literature (3 hours).
  4.   (3 hours).
  5. Two of the following British pre-1900 courses: EN 308 , EN 310 , EN 312 , EN 316 , EN 318 , EN 378 , EN 413 , EN 420 , or EN 423 . Only one Shakespeare course may count toward this requirement (6 hours).
  6. Two of the following American Period courses: EN 350 , EN 352 , EN 356 , EN 360 , EN 361 , or EN 363  (6 hours).
  7.  .
  8. Any four additional English (EN) or Writing (WR) courses, including those listed in (5) and (6) which are not counted in those requirements (12 hours).
  9. Two three-credit Fine Arts (FA) courses (6 hours).
  10. One foreign language through the second-year level (6 hours).
  11. One History (HI) elective, 200-level or above (3 hours).
  12. PH PH 201 -PH 202  - History of Philosophy (6 hours).
  13. One three-credit science elective. The following courses (or others approved by the head of the English and Fine Arts Department) will satisfy this requirement: AT 201 , AT 204 , BI 101 , BI 102 , BI 215 , BI 216 , BI 218X , BI 311 , CH 226 , CH 396X , PY 120 , PY 121 , PY 160  or PY 161 , PY 322, or PY 323 (3 hours).
  14. Additional electives (of which 6 hours must be in subjects other than English (EN) or Writing (WR)) to make up the total of 136 hours required for graduation. Courses in the following will not count toward this requirement: AS, MS, MU, NS, PE (except PE 430 ).
  15. A passing grade on a Senior Portfolio.
  16. The English and Fine Arts Department adheres to the VMI Transfer Credit Policy; however, it does not grant transfer credit for internet-based or distance-learning courses.

*Minimum grade of C required.

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