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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

English, B.A.


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English Student Learning Outcomes


English majors/minors know:

  • The history and forms of literatures in English
    • English majors/minors understand literary historical terms and concepts;
    • English majors/minors know the historical and generic markers that characterize the literature of specific periods;
    • English majors/minors can articulate the ways in which certain literary genres, concepts, and conventions endure and change across time.
  • The heterogeneity of literatures in English and the nature of difference
    • English majors/minors will have a deeper sense of the diversity of literature written in English;
    • English majors/minors will expand their understanding of the range of experiences, forms, themes, conventions, and traditions that they can encounter in literary texts;
    • English majors/minors can think critically about the intersection of difference and power in literary studies.
  • The art of literary invention
    • English majors/minors create literary art that moves, challenges, informs, entertains, and engages its audience;
    • English majors/minors affirm and cultivate an individual artistic vision;
    • English majors/minors understand the professional production of creative texts.

English majors/minors are able to

  • Construct persuasive critical analysis of literary texts
    • English majors/minors can integrate critical discourse, argumentation, persuasion, and research in a clear, grammatical, and logically sound manner;
    • English majors/minors can generate compelling and original interpretations and arguments.
  • Construct compelling creative works in one or more genres
    • English majors/minors can express themselves in an artistic, imaginative, inspired, and unique style;
    • English majors/minors can generate compelling and original works of literary art.

Major Requirements


Please note that English majors may take no more than eight upper division English courses and have them count toward graduation.

A student wishing to declare the English major must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of C (2.0).

Lower Division Requirements (16 semester hours):


Two courses in Genres:


Note:


A grade of C (2.0) is required in each premajor course before qualifying for upper division status as an English major. Students transferring into the Department after their sophomore year may enroll in upper division courses in the major concurrently with the premajor courses. Students must complete all upper division courses in the major with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in order to maintain status as English majors. Failure to maintain this standard or failure to make sufficient progress toward completion of the major will result in probation or disqualification from the Department.

Upper Division Requirements (28 semester hours):


Explorations (16 semester hours):


One Author(s) course

(includes courses on single authors such as Shakespeare, and other special studies. Check current course descriptions  to determine which courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

One Critical/Theoretical course

(includes most English and American literature courses and literary theory courses. Check current course descriptions  to determine which courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

One Comparative course

(includes any course in multi-ethnic literature, gender-based literature, world literature, or foreign language literature in translation. Check current course descriptions  to determine which courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

One Creative/Artistry course

(includes courses in creative writing and journalism. Check current course descriptions  to determine which courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Specialization (12 semester hours):


In consultation with your advisor, pursue upper-division coursework in a specific area to develop a specialization within English studies. Areas of possible specialization include: multi-ethnic literatures, creative writing, literary theory, literary criticism, rhetorical theory. With advisor approval, one course toward the specialization may be taken outside English. One course may include the Capstone seminar.

Total lower division and upper division: 44 semester hours


A minimum grade of C (2.0) must be obtained in each course in the major.

The English Major: Secondary Teacher Preparation Program for English


For information on this program, see the Center for Undergraduate Teaching Preparation  Program section in this Bulletin.

English Model Four-Year Plan


The normal course load is 16 semester hours (4 classes). By following the model below, a student will complete all lower division core requirements by the end of the sophomore year as well as most major prerequisites. Note that core areas are suggested to provide a distribution of various disciplines every semester. Please be flexible implementing these suggestions, given your own interests and course availability. In four years, this plan meets all common graduation requirements.

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


  • FFYS 1000 First Year Seminar 3 OR 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 12-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts 3 OR 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 12-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 14-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • ENGL Upper Division: Comparative 4 semester hours
  • ENGL Upper Division: Creative/Artistry 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ENGL Upper Division: Critical/Theoretical 4 semester hours
  • ENGL Upper Division: Author(s) 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • ENGL Upper Division: Specialization 4 semester hours
  • ENGL Upper Division: Specialization 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • ENGL 5595 Capstone Seminar 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-16 semester hours

Note:


Upper division courses are open to juniors and seniors only. With the permission of the Chairperson, upper division courses may be open to sophomores who have taken or are concurrently enrolled in the required lower division, pre-major English courses.

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