English

Area of Humane Learning

Updated Fall 2013

The English major supports the following goals of Milligan College:

Graduates of Milligan’s English program go on to teach in public and private schools and colleges (with additional study), to do graduate work in English and related fields, to study law, to work as journalists, editors, and public relations officers, to study library science/information technology, to study theology, and to work in marketing, customer assistance, and other aspects of the business world.

The course of study in English language and literature is designed to enable the student to:

  1. read literature with appreciation, understanding, and a developing critical sophistication;
  2. write clear and effective literary criticism and analysis; and
  3. acquire a knowledge base which will allow the individual to pursue additional education or to obtain gainful employment.

English major - B.A.

Required courses in the major:

The following general education requirements are/could be fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 33

English major with writing emphasis

The following general education requirements are/could be fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 33

English major with secondary English teacher licensure

The secondary English teacher licensure program fulfills the requirements for the English major with the following courses:

The following general education requirements are/could be fulfilled in the major:

Total number of required hours: 33

To earn a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete 128 semester hours in courses with course numbers at the 100 level or above. In addition to courses in the major (and minor, if applicable), students must complete the requirements for a bachelor of arts degree as described on Pages 41-43 of the 2013-14 catalog. The B.A. degree requires foreign language through the intermediate level.

Senior Major Exam

The senior major exam, which is required of all baccalaureate degree-seeking students and evaluates the students in their major fields of study, is administered during the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students pursuing double majors must complete a major exam in each major. The senior major exam for English is the ETS Major Field Test Literature in English II.

For additional information about the teacher licensure program, including a list of courses required for licensure, see the Education: Licensure Programs section of the catalog.

English minor

Required courses in the minor:

The following general education requirements are/could be fulfilled in the minor:

Total number of required hours: 18