Department of English

Programs / Bachelor of Arts in English

The Bachelor of Art in English

English majors take 18 hours of courses in lower-division major requirements. These courses are designed as an introduction to the field of English Studies.

At the 3000/4000 level, students choose one course from each of eight categories: Language, Writing, Genres, Cultural Studies, Theory, and three period requirements.

The English major culminates in the Senior Seminar, which is the major’s capstone course.

All English majors must demonstrate competence in foreign languages up through the level of FL 2002.

Program Requirements

General Education - 42 Credit Hours

See listing of requirements.

Specific General Education Rquirements for this Major:

Area C: (Select One from the following)

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 2110
    World Literature
    3
  • ENGL 2111
    Early World Literature
    3
  • ENGL 2112
    World Literature mid 1600s to Present
    3

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) - 18 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FL 2001
    Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture I
    3
  • FL 2002
    Intermediate Foreign Language and Culture II
    3
  • ENGL 2145
    Introduction to English Studies
    3
  • ENGL 2160
    American Literature Survey
    3
  • ENGL 2172
    British Literature, Beginnings to 1660
    3
  • ENGL 2174
    British Literature, 1660 to Present
    3

Upper Division Major Requirements - 30 Credit Hours

At least 24 of these 30 hours must be taken at Kennesaw State.

Three hours from each of the following eight groups (24 Credit Hours)

Language
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 3030
    Studies in Grammar and Linguistics *
    3
  • ENGL 3035
    Introduction to Language and Linguistics
    3
  • ENGL 3040
    History of the English Language
    3
Writing
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • WRIT 3000
    Introduction to Creative Writing Genres
    3
  • WRIT 3100
    Poetry Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3109
    Careers in Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3110
    Playwriting
    3
  • WRIT 3111
    Professional Editing
    3
  • WRIT 3120
    Fiction Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3130
    Literary Nonfiction
    3
  • WRIT 3140
    Workplace Writing
    3
  • WRIT 3150
    Topics in Digital Rhetoric *
    3
  • WRIT 3160
    Argumentative Writing *
    3
  • WRIT 3170
    Environmental Writing and Literature
    3
Genres
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • FILM 3200
    Film History and Theory I
    3
  • FILM 3210
    Film History and Theory II
    3
  • FILM 3220
    Studies in Film *
    3
  • ENGL 3230
    Literary Genre *
    3
  • ENGL 3232
    Topics in Drama *
    3
Cultural Studies of Literature
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 3320
    Scriptural Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 3322
    Hebrew Scriptures as Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 3324
    New Testament as Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 3330
    Gender Studies *
    3
  • ENGL 3340
    Ethnic Literatures *
    3
  • ENGL 3350
    Regional Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 3360
    Major African American Writers *
    3
  • ENGL 3400
    Survey of African Literatures *
    3
  • ENGL 3500
    Topics in African American Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 3600
    Topics in African Diaspora Literatures *
    3
  • ENGL 4401
    Topics in African Literatures *
    3
  • AMST 3700
    Principles and Methods of American Studies
    3
  • AMST 3710
    U.S. in the World
    3
  • AMST 3740
    American Popular Culture
    3
  • AMST 3750
    Place in American Culture
    3
  • AMST 3760
    Advanced Studies in American Identities
    3
  • AMST 3770
    American Cultural Productions
    3
  • AMST 3780
    American Cultural Movements
    3
Theory
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4220
    Critical Theory
    3
  • ENGL 4230
    Theory-Based Studies in Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 4240
    Rhetorical Theory
    3
Studies in Literature Before 1800
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4340
    Shakespeare
    3
  • ENGL 4360
    American Literature Before 1800 *
    3
  • ENGL 4370
    British Medieval and Chaucerian Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4372
    British Renaissance Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4374
    Studies in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
    3
  • ENGL 4380
    World Literature Before 1800 *
    3
Studies in 19th-Century Literature
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4460
    19th-Century American Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 4470
    19th-Century British Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 4480
    19th-Century World Literature *
    3
Studies in 20th-Century Literature
  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4560
    20th-Century American Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 4570
    20th-Century British Literature *
    3
  • ENGL 4580
    20th-Century World Literature *
    3

Note:

*This course can be taken more than once provided the course content differs entirely from the previous offering–should work.

Senior Seminar - 3 Credit Hours

  • Course
    Title
    Credits
  • ENGL 4620
    Senior Seminar
    3

Elective - 3 Credit Hours

3000 or 4000-Level ENGL/FILM/WRIT

Upper Level Electives - 9 Credit Hours

Three 9 hours of upper-division studies can be selected from any 3000- or 4000-level courses in the university curriculum.

Free Elective - 21 Credit Hours

Any courses in the university curriculum.


Program Total (120 Credit Hours)