General English (No Emphasis): BA
The General English option is designed for Regional Campus students as an alternative to the English Teaching emphasis. Logan campus students should select one of the four emphases available to them. All students are required to meet with the advisor to determine the most appropriate course of study, and students should be prepared to articulate their educational and career goals. All courses used to fulfill the General English requirements must be approved by the advisor and the department head.
Students may set up an internship that combines their academic skills with their professional interests. This program allows up to 3 credits of internship.
A. Exploratory Requirements (9 credits)
Courses counting toward the exploratory Requirements cannot also be used to fulfill the requirements in sections B and C. Students should take ENGL 2600 - Literary Analysis as early as possible.
Literature 3 cr.
Culture 3 cr.
Writing 3 cr.
B. Level 3300 or Higher Courses (15 credits)
Select five courses from the following:
ENGL 3305 - Medieval Literary History 3 cr.
ENGL 3315 - Early Modern British Literary History 3 cr.
ENGL 3325 - Eighteenth-Century British Literary History 3 cr.
ENGL 3335 - Nineteenth-Century British Literary History 3 cr.
ENGL 3345 - Literary History of the British Isles Since 1900 3 cr.
ENGL 3355 - Literary History of the Early Americas 3 cr.
ENGL 3365 - Nineteenth-Century American Literary History 3 cr.
ENGL 3375 - Literary History of the Americas Since 1900 3 cr.
ENGL 3385 - World Literary History Pre-1900 3 cr.
ENGL 3395 - World Literary History Since 1900 3 cr.
ENGL 3400 - Professional Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 3410 - Professional Writing Technology 3 cr.
ENGL 3420 - Fiction Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 3430 - Poetry Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 3440 - Creative Nonfiction Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 3450 - Methods and Research in Professional and Technical Communication 3 cr.
ENGL 3460 - Modern Rhetorical Theory 3 cr.
ENGL 3470 - Approaches to Research in English Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 3500 - Literacy, Community, and Service Learning 3 cr.
ENGL 3510 - Teaching Young Adult Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3520 - Multicultural American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3530 - Children's Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 3620 - Native American Studies 3 cr.
ENGL 3630 - The Farm in Literature and Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 3700 - Regional Folklore 3 cr.
ENGL 3710 - Topics of Folklore 3 cr.
Additional 3000-level courses may be considered. Must be approved by advisor and department head.
C. Level 4000 or Higher Courses (18 credits)
ENGL 4200 - Linguistic Structures 3 cr.
ENGL 4210 - History of the English Language 3 cr.
ENGL 4230 - Language and Society 3 cr.
ENGL 4250 - Playwriting 3 cr.
ENGL 4300 - Shakespeare 3 cr.
ENGL 4310 - American Writers 3 cr.
ENGL 4320 - British Writers 3 cr.
ENGL 4330 - World Writers 3 cr.
ENGL 4340 - Studies in Prose 3 cr.
ENGL 4350 - Studies in Poetry 3 cr.
ENGL 4360 - Studies in Drama 3 cr.
ENGL 4400 - Professional Editing 3 cr.
ENGL 4410 - Document Design and Graphics 3 cr.
ENGL 4420 - Advanced Fiction Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 4430 - Advanced Poetry Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 4440 - Advanced Nonfiction Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 4500 - Teaching Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 4510 - Teaching Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 4520 - Teaching Literacy in Diverse Classrooms 3 cr.
ENGL 4530 - English Clinical Experience 1 cr. (taken with ENGL 4520)
ENGL 4540 - Teaching Creative Writing 3 cr.
ENGL 4610 - Western American Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 4630 - American Nature Writers 3 cr.
ENGL 4700 - Folk Material Culture 3 cr.
ENGL 4750 - Advanced Folklore Workshop: Fife Conference 3 cr.
ENGL 4900 - Internship/Cooperative Work Experience 3 cr. maximum allowed
ENGL 5210 - Topics in Linguistics 3 cr.
ENGL 5300 - Special Topics in Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 5310 - Contemporary Literature 3 cr.
ENGL 5400 - Social Justice in Technical Communication 3 cr.
ENGL 5410 - Studies in Writing for Digital Media Production 3 cr.
ENGL 5420 - Project Management in Technical Communication 3 cr.
ENGL 5430 - Professional Writing Capstone 3 cr.
ENGL 5490 - Topics in Technical Communication and Rhetoric 3 cr.
ENGL 5700 - Folk Narrative 3 cr.
Minimum Grade Accepted: C within all major courses (no grades of pass/fail)
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In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the English Department has additional requirements:
- Minimum GPA for Admission: 2.75 within all English courses (other than ENGL 1010, 2010, CLEP, AP, etc.), 2.75 USU cumulative (including courses taken for another USU major), 2.75 career total (including transfer credits) for new transfer students.
International students have additional admissions requirements.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
With a degree in English, students may be qualified for a variety of careers, including:
- Administrative assistant
- Public relations and marketing
- Management trainee
- Mass media assistant
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