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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English - English as a Second Language Concentration, (B.A.)


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University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements, including ENGL 1010, 1020, and 2201 or 2202. The following University General Education Program requirements are specified by the department for ESL Licensure Track:

The following University General Education Program requirements are specified by the department for ESL Licensure Track: Humanities/Fine Arts: Choose one from ART 1030  , MUS 1030  , THEA 1030  . Choose one from CLAS 2481 , PHIL 1101  , PHIL 1102  , POLS 1101  , POLS 1102  or other approved courses listed for General Education. Social/Behavioral Sciences:  Choose one from POLS 1030  , PSYC 1030  . Choose one from ESCI 1301  , ESCI 1401  . History: Choose one from HIST 2010  , HIST 2020  , HIST 2030 . Choose one from HIST 1110 , HIST 1120  . Natural Sciences: Choose one from BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011  or BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021 . Choose one from ESCI 1010  ESCI 1020  ESCI 1040  ESCI 1050  ESCI 1103 , or PHYS 1001 /PHYS 1010  or PHYS 1020 /PHYS 1002  or other approved courses listed for General Education.

College and Degree (B.A.) Requirements (6-9 hours)


The College and Bachelor of Arts requirements  are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.

English Major (B.A.)


Program objectives for a B.A. in English are: (a) to develop skills in critical thinking, reading, and writing; (b) to have opportunities to consider the relationships among language, literature, culture, and writing; (c) to concentrate study of these interrelated areas in one of six endeavors, each with its own particular focus: African American literature, applied linguistics, creative writing, English as a second language, literature, and professional writing.

Note:  Students should see the English advisor who will explain the advantages of the various concentrations and assist students in developing an appropriate program of study.

The Major (33 hours)


ENGL 1010, 1020, and 2201 or 2202 or equivalents with a minimum grade of “C” are prerequisites for all upper division (3000 and 4000-level) courses in the Department of English.


Note


With approval of advisor, a maximum of 6 hours in Language and Linguistics courses may be substituted for ESL courses.

Note the Following:


  1. Students should see the English advisor who will explain the advantages of the various concentrations and assist students in developing an appropriate program of study.
  2. Courses taken to satisfy the core requirements may not be used to satisfy concentration requirements.
  3. No more than a total of six (6) hours in ENGL 3100 -ENGL 3109 , ENGL 4101 -ENGL 4109 , and 3 hours in ENGL 4900  may be applied to the English major.
  4. Students who wish to satisfy the requirements for both the English major and the endorsement to teach English in high school should consult the College of Education for licensure requirements.
  5. ENGL 3500  and ENGL 3603  may not be used to satisfy any requirement for the English major.
  6. ENGL 4900  and ENGL 4996  may not be used to satisfy required hours in any concentration.

Electives (9 hours)


Nine hours of upper-division ENGL courses.

Honors Program


Honors sections of the required English courses on the freshman and sophomore levels (ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , ENGL 2201 , ENGL 2202 ) are offered through the University Honors program and are open to qualified students regardless of their major. On the junior and senior level, the Department of English offers an honors track open only to English majors, who are eligible to apply for admission to the program if they have a grade point average of 3.25 in their overall studies and in English. Honors students take special courses during their junior and senior years and write a senior honors thesis. Those students who complete the program and the regular college requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in English.” Moreover, the student’s diploma and the record at the University of Memphis will reflect this distinction. Details of the program are available at the Department of English office.

Typical 4-Year English Sequence


Freshman Year


Totals 30-31 hrs


Sophomore Year


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Junior Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Senior Year


  • UD ENGL elective (3)
  • ENGL concentration (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • Elective (3)

 

  • UD ENGL elective (3)
  • ENGL concentration (3)
  • UD elective (3)
  • Elective (4)

Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120-121


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

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