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English, A.A.

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Requirements

UVU’s English program is designed to give students skill, confidence, and versatility in writing, speaking, and interpreting texts. The program provides opportunities for students to consider and practice the applications of effective language use in diverse situations: professional, pragmatic, social, political, and aesthetic. The English program emphasizes knowledge and use of standard English in all written work, yet incorporates an understanding that English is a desirably diverse and variable phenomenon. The courses of study in English are designed to familiarize students with much of the traditional canon of literature. They are also designed to provide students with the critical and ethical skills necessary to interrogate this canon, to incorporate and legitimize their own and others’ “different” voices, not just in the academy, but in any of the many situations in which language influences human activity.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3.0) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3.0) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)   
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0) (recommended for Business majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Compete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 15 Credits
Select 9 credits from the following: 9
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 (3.0)  
  ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3.0)  
Complete a minimum of any two lower-division ENGL courses or any lower-division course listed above that has not been previously completed. 6
Elective Requirements:    10 Credits
  One Foreign Language 8
  Any course 1000 or higher 2

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one foreign language.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context 3
QL Quantitative Literacy 3
FF Fine Arts 3
AS American Institutions 3
SS Social/ Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills QL requirement, Fine Arts distribution, American Institutions distribution, and Social/Behavioral Science distribution.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Am or Brit Lit American and British Literature (lower-division) 3
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
PP Physical Science 3
ENGL Elective Lower-Division English Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Physical Science distribution and ENGL elective areas.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Am or Brit Lit American and British Literature (lower-division) 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
BB Biology 3
Language 1010 Foreign Language (1st level) 4
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Am or Brit Lit American and British Literature (lower-division) 3
ENGL Elective Lower-Division English Elective 3
General Elective General Elective 2
3rd Science 3rd Science 3
Language 1020 Foreign Language (2nd level) 4
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the 3rd Science distribution and ENGL elective areas. 
If student is completing an AS, s/he would simply take a total of 10 credits of general elective rather than 2 courses of a foreign language and 2 credits of general elective.
  Degree total:  60

Department

English and Literature

The English and Literature department is in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the English and Literature department, visit their website.

English and Literature department

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