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English - Literary Studies Emphasis, B.S.

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: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete the following courses: ENGL 2600, Critical Introduction to Literature; ENGL 2510, American Literature before 1865, or ENGL 2520, American Literature after 1865; and ENGL 2610, British Literature before 1800, or ENGL 2620, British Literature after 1800.
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005   Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)  
  MATH 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3) (recommended for Business majors)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life (2)  
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 22 Credits
  ENGL 2510 American Literature before 1865 3
or ENGL 2520 American Literature after 1865 (3)  
  ENGL 2610 British Literature before 1800 3
or ENGL 2620 British Literature after 1800 (3)  
  ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
  ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1 1
  ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors  WE 2 3
  ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature  WE 3
  ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
Language Core- Complete one of the following: 3 3
  ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory (3)  
  ENGL 3020 Modern English Grammars (3)  
  ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3)  
Elective Requirements: 36 Credits
  Complete any courses 1000 level or higher. Upper division may be necessary for graduation. Please see Adviser. 36
Emphasis Requirements: 27 Credits
American Literature (complete TWO from the following) 6
  ENGL 3510 Early American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3520 Literature of the American Renaissance (3)  
  ENGL 3525 American Literary Realism and Naturalism (3)  
  ENGL 3530 Modern American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3540 Contemporary American Literature (3)  
British Literature, pre-1800 (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3610 Medieval Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3620 Tudor British Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3630 Stuart British Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3640 Restoration and 18th Century British Literature (3)  
British Literature, post-1800 (complete ONE from the following) 3
  ENGL 3650 Romantic British Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3655 Victorian British Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3660 Modern British Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3670 Contemporary British Literature (3)  
Shakespeare (Complete the following)  
  ENGL 463R Topics in Shakespeare 3
Literature Elective (Complete ONE of the following) 3
  ENGL 357G Native American Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3710 Literature by Women (3)  
  ENGL 373R Literature of Cultures and Places (3)  
  ENGL 374G Literature of the Sacred (3)  
  ENGL 376G World Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3780 Mormon Literature (3)  
  ENGL 3820 History of Literary Criticism (3)  
  ENGL 4570 Studies in the American Novel (3)  
  ENGL 4620 Chaucer (3)   
  ENGL 4640 Milton (3)   
  ENGL 471R Eminent Authors (3)  
  ENGL 476G Multi-ethnic Literature in America (3)  
  ENGL 486R Topics in Literature (3)  
  Complete 9 upper-division credits of ENGL coursework beyond those courses taken to fulfill discipline core or emphasis requirements.  9

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits, 40 of which must be 3000 level or higher.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. No grade below C- in required courses.
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.
Footnote
1Should be taken early on in the student's course of study, by the junior year at the latest.
2Should be taken early in the student's junior year, as it serves as crucial preparation for nearly all upper-division English courses.
3Students pursuing the Writing Studies emphasis should take ENGL 3010 Rhetorical Theory.

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
Quantitative Literacy   3
Fine Arts 3
American Institutions 3
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
PHIL 205G Ethics & Values 3
Physical Science 3
ENGL 2510 or ENGL 2520 American Literature Before 1865 or American Literature After 1865 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Physical Science distribution.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Biology 3
ENGL 2610 or ENGL 2620 British Literature Before 1800 or British Literature After 1800 3
ENGL 2600 Critical Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 3000 Professional Considerations for the English Major 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health & Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Humanities 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Biology distribution.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3010 or ENGL 3020 or ENGL 3040 Language Core course 3
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
ENGL 3610 or ENGL 3620 or ENGL 3630 or ENGL 3640 British Literature: Pre-1800 (upper-division) 3
3rd Science 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the 3rd Science distribution.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3090 Academic Writing for English Majors  WE 3
ENGL 463R Topics in Shakespeare 3
English Literature Elective 3
General Elective
  3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the English Literature elective area.
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 3510 or ENGL 3520 or ENGL 3525 or ENGL 3530 or ENGL 3540 American Literature (upper-division) 3
ENGL 3890 Contemporary Critical Approaches to Literature  WE 3
Upper-Division English Elective 3
General Elective
  3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 4950 Senior Seminar 3
ENGL 3650 or ENGL 3655 or ENGL 3660 or ENGL 3670 British Literature: Post-1800 (upper-division) 3
Upper-Division English Elective 3
General Elective
  3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
Upper-Division English Elective 3
General Elective   3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
  Semester total: 15
Notes: See Wolverine Track for a complete list of options which fulfills the Upper-Division ENGL elective area.
  Degree total: 120

Department

English and Literature

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