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2012-2013 Catalog 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English — Literature Emphasis, BA

Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

60 Credits


The literature emphasis offers students the opportunity for both breadth and depth in the study of literature and culture. In the “Literature and Culture” courses (ENG 307-311), which are the core of the major, students gain a sense of historical scope as they explore literatures from a range of periods. In addition, majors take required courses in critical and cultural theory, writing and the history and theory of language. All of these courses provide a solid foundation for intensive study of specialized topics in the upper-level electives and in the senior seminar.

The English – Literature Emphasis, BA major leads to a baccalaureate degree without teacher certification. To receive a recommendation for state of Washington teacher certification, students must also complete the teacher certification program offered by the Department of Secondary Education as one of the following:

       ❑ A part of the undergraduate baccalaureate degree
       ❑ A post-baccalaureate program
       ❑ A part of the Master in Teaching program

See the Secondary Education  section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. Students seeking teaching certification are advised that the careful selection of English courses within the English-Literature major and the addition of one 5-credit English course are necessary in order to meet requirements for the English Language Arts – Secondary endorsement. Students must meet with the secondary education academic advisor in the English department to complete a plan of study.

Admission and Declaration Process

Meet with the English Department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator to declare this major. Prerequisites for declaring the major are 75 credits completed and ENG 202.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors. Courses required for a state teaching endorsement must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.