Undergraduate Degree - English

Program:
English
Program Code:
0648 English
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
Department:
Department of English
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of English

Undergraduate Program
English

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the  Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the English major is met by completing one of the following: English 360, 362, 364, 368, 413, or 499. These courses are referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following courses (36 to 40 credits):
    (1) Both of the following course (6 credits):
    ENG 210 Foundations of Literary Study I 3
    ENG 280 Foundations of Literary Study II 3
    (2) One of the following literary history courses (4 credits):
    ENG 320A Methodologies of Literary History: Genre 4
    ENG 320B Methodologies of Literary History: Region, School, or Movement 4
    ENG 320C Methodologies of Literary History: Canon Formation 4
    (3) One of the following courses on diversity in literature or film (3 credits):
    ENG 317 Readings in African and Caribbean Literatures 3
    ENG 350 Readings in African, African American, or African Diaspora Literature 3
    ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
    ENG 352 Readings in Asian or Asian American Literature 3
    ENG 353 Readings in Women Writers 3
    ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
    ENG 355 Readings in Sexuality and Literature 3
    ENG 356 Readings in Jewish Literature 3
    ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
    ENG 448 Seminar in Gender and Literature 3
    ENG 449 Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, Literature 3
    ENG 450 Seminar in African American Literature 3
    ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature 3
    ENG 466 Seminar in Literatures of the Pacific Rim 3
    ENG 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory 3
    FLM 450 Studies in Ethnic Film 3
    FLM 451 Studies in Postcolonial Cinema 3
    FLM 452 Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality 3
    If English 360, 450 or 460 is used to fulfill this requirement it may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. a. (5) below.
    (4) One of the following courses in literature before 1800 (3 credits):
    ENG 318 Readings in Shakespeare 3
    ENG 324 Readings in Epic 3
    ENG 368 Studies in Medieval/Early Modern Literature (W) 3
    ENG 441 Seminar in Early American Literature 3
    ENG 454 Seminar in Medieval Literature and Culture 3
    ENG 455 Seminar in Early Modern Literature 3
    ENG 457 Seminar in 18th Century British Literature 3
    (5) One of the following courses in literature after 1800 (3 or 4 credits):
    ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
    ENG 362 Studies in Modern/Contemporary Literature (W) 3
    ENG 443 Seminar in 19th Century American Literature 3
    ENG 445 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century American Literature 3
    ENG 450 Seminar in African American Literature 3
    ENG 452 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century British Literature 3
    ENG 458 Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature 3
    ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature 3
    PHL 474 Aesthetic Theory and Modernism 4
    If English 360, 450 or 460 is used to fulfill this requirement it may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. a. (3) above.
    (6) One of the following courses in genre (3 or 4 credits):
    ENG 223 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
    ENG 227 Introduction to Playwriting 3
    ENG 228 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3
    ENG 229 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3
    ENG 318 Readings in Shakespeare 3
    ENG 323 Readings in Non-Fiction 3
    ENG 324 Readings in Epic 3
    ENG 325 Readings in Graphic Narrative 3
    ENG 326 Readings in Drama and Performance Studies 3
    ENG 328 Readings in Novel and Narrative 3
    ENG 329 Readings in Poetry and Poetics 3
    ENG 342 Readings in Popular Literary Genres 3
    ENG 422 Seminar in Genre and Form 3
    ENG 423 Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
    ENG 426 Seminar in Drama or Performance Studies 3
    ENG 428 Advanced Fiction Writing 3
    ENG 429 Advanced Poetry Writing 3
    FLM 230 Introduction to Film 4
    FLM 334 Introduction to Screenwriting (W) 3
    FLM 355 Studies in Film Genres 3
    FLM 434 Advanced Screenwriting (W) 3
    FLM 455 Experimental Film and Media 3
    (7) One of the following capstone course requirements (4 credits):
    ENG 484B Critical Questions in Region, School, Movement 4
    ENG 484C Critical Questions in a Literary Period 4
    ENG 484D Critical Questions ina National Literature 4
    ENG 489H Senior Honors Independent Project 4
    ENG 493 English Internship 4
    ENG 499 Senior Thesis Research (W) 4
    With the prior approval of the Department of English, English 400 in conjunction with any one course from English 422, 426, 440, 441, 443, 445, 448, 449, 450, 452, 454, 455, 457, 458, 460, 462, 469, 473A, 473B, 474, 478A, 478B, 480, 481, or 482 may be used to satisfy this requirement.
    (8) English electives: Additional credits in English courses as needed to meet the requirement of at least 36, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major, including no more than 4 credits in a 100-level English course.

Creative Writing Concentration
The creative writing concentration is available to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English except those students seeking teacher certification. Students interested in the concentration should consult with their advisor. Students who elect this concentration must complete the following courses, all of which will count toward the 36 to 40 credits in the Bachelor of Arts in English degree. The concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.

1. The following foundational courses (5 credits):
ENG 320D Methodologies of Literary History: History and Theory of Creative Writing 4
ENG 200 Creative Writing Community 1
ENG 320D replaces the literary history requirement in item 3. a. (2) above.
2. Two of the following introductory courses (6 credits):
ENG 223 Introduction to Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
ENG 226 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 227 Introduction to Playwriting 3
ENG 228 Introduction to Fiction Writing 3
ENG 229 Introduction to Poetry Writing 3
FLM 334 Introduction to Screenwriting (W) 3
One of these courses may be used to satisfy the requirement referenced in item 3. a. (6) above, as well as the requirements for the creative writing concentration.
3. Two of the following advanced courses (6 credits):
ENG 423 Advanced Creative Non-Fiction Writing 3
ENG 428 Advanced Fiction Writing 3
ENG  429 Advanced Poetry Writing 3
FLM 434 Advanced Screenwriting (W) 3
4. One creative writing elective, drawn from either 3. a. (3) or 3. a. (4) above, or one of the following complementary courses
(3 credits):
ENG 323 Readings in Nonfiction 3
ENG 325 Readings in Graphic Narrative 3
ENG 326 Readings in Drama and Performance 3
ENG 328 Readings in Novel and Narrative 3
ENG 329 Readings in Poetry and Poetics 3
ENG 342 Readings in Popular Literary Genres 3
ENG 392 Special Topics in English: Creative Writing 3
ENG 475 History of the Book: From Manuscripts to Comics 3
FLM 337 Topics in Film Form 3
FLM 355 Studies in Film Genres 3
RCAH  291 Arts Workshop 3
TE  458 Reading, Writing, and Teaching Poetry 3
WRA 320 Technical Communication (W) 3
WRA  341 Nature and Environmental Writing 3
WRA  355 Writing for Publication Workshop 3
WRA  370 Introduction to Grammar and Editing (W) 3
WRA  453 Grant and Proposal Writing 3
WRA  471 The Rhetoric of Grammar 3
WRA 481 Publication Management II 3
5. One creative writing focused capstone course from among the following (4 credits):
ENG 489H Senior Honors Independent Project 4
ENG  493 English Internship 4
ENG  499 Senior Thesis Research (W) 4
With the prior approval of the Department of English, English 400 in conjunction with any one course from English 423, 428, or 429 may be used to satisfy this requirement.
This capstone requirement replaces the capstone requirement in item 3. a. (7) above.

Popular Culture Studies Concentration
The Popular Culture Studies concentration is available to students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in English except those students seeking teacher certification. Students interested in the concentration should consult with their advisor. Students who elect this concentration must complete the following courses, all of which will count toward the 36 to 40 credits in the Bachelor of Arts in English degree. The concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

1. The following foundational course (4 credits):
ENG 340 Theory and Methods of Popular Culture Studies  4
This course will fulfill the requirement of 3. a. (1) above in lieu of ENG 280.
2. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ENG 342 Readings in Popular Literary Genres 3
ENG 440 Seminar in Popular Culture Studies 3
ENG 342 can be used to satisfy the requirement referenced in item 3. a. (6) above as well as this requirement.
3. One of the following options, either a. or b. (3 credits):
a. One of the following courses:
ENG 325 Readings in Graphic Narrative 3
ENG 342 Readings in Popular Literary Genres 3
ENG 440 Seminar in Popular Culture Studies 3
Content repeated in any of these courses must be different from content previously taken to fulfill a requirement for the degree.
b. One of the following courses approved by the advisor for the concentration or associate chairperson to ensure sufficient popular culture content:
ENG 308 Readings in Literature for Young Adults 3
ENG 314 Readings in North American Literatures 3
ENG 315 Readings in British Literatures 3
ENG 316 Readings in Irish Literature and Culture 3
ENG 317 Readings in African and Caribbean Literatures 3
ENG 318 Readings in Shakespeare 3
ENG 323 Readings in Non-Fiction 3
ENG 324 Readings in Epic 3
ENG 326 Readings in Drama and Performance Studies 3
ENG 328 Readings in Novel and Narrative 3
ENG 329 Readings in Poetry and Poetics 3
ENG 350 Readings in African, African American, or African Diaspora Literature 3
ENG 351 Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures 3
ENG 352 Readings in Asian or Asian American Literature 3
ENG 353 Readings in Women Writers 3
ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
ENG 355 Readings in Sexuality and Literature 3
ENG 356 Readings in Jewish Literature 3
ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
ENG 362 Studies in Modern/Contemporary Literature (W) 3
ENG 364 Studies in 18th and 19th Century Literature (W) 3
ENG 368 Studies in Medieval/Early Modern Literature (W) 3
ENG 391 Special Topics in English 3
ENG 422 Seminar in Genre and Form 3
ENG 426 Seminar in Drama or Performance Studies 3
ENG 441 Seminar in Early American Literature 3
ENG 443 Seminar in 19th Century American Literature 3
ENG 445 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century American Literature 3
ENG 448 Seminar in Gender and Literature 3
ENG 449 Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, and Literature 3
ENG 450 Seminar in African American Literature 3
ENG 452 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century British Literature 3
ENG 454 Seminar in Medieval Literature and Culture 3
ENG 455 Seminar in Early Modern Literature 3
ENG 457 Seminar in 18th-Century British Literature 3
ENG 458 Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature 3
ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature 3
ENG 462 Seminar in Transatlantic Literature 3
ENG 466 Seminar in Literatures of the Pacific Rim 3
ENG 473A Literature and Medicine 3
ENG 473B Law and Literature 3
ENG 478A Literature, Technology, and Representation 3
ENG 478B Literature and Visual Culture 3
ENG 480 History of Western Literary Criticism 3
ENG 481 Seminar in Critical and Cultural Theory 3
ENG 482 Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory 3
ENG 492 Seminar in English 3
ENG 492H Honors Seminar in English 3
4. One of the following capstone experience options, either a. or b. (4 credits):
a. One of the following courses:
ENG 489H Senior Honors Independent Project 4
ENG 490 Independent Study 4
ENG 499 Senior Thesis Research (W) 4
b. The following course:
ENG 493 English Internship 4
Students must obtain approval by the advisor or associate chairperson for enrollment in any of these courses to ensure sufficient popular culture studies content.
Either capstone experience may satisfy requirement 3. a. (7) above.


 


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English, BA (0648)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - English - Literary Study I and II
Major - English - Literary Study I and II: 2 courses from ENG210, ENG280

Requirement 12: Major - English - Literary History
Major - English - Literary History: 1 course from ENG320A, ENG320B, ENG320C

Requirement 13: Major - English - Diversity
Major - English - Diversity: 1 course from ENG317, ENG350, ENG351, ENG352, ENG353, ENG354, ENG355, ENG356, ENG360, ENG448, ENG449, ENG450, ENG460, ENG466, ENG482, FLM450, FLM451, FLM452

Requirement 14: Major - English - Literature Pre - 1800
Major - English - Literature Pre - 1800: 1 course from ENG318, ENG324, ENG368, ENG441, ENG454, ENG455, ENG457

Requirement 15: Major - English - Literature Post - 1800
Major - English - Literature Post - 1800: 1 course from ENG360, ENG362, ENG443, ENG445, ENG450, ENG452, ENG458, ENG460, PHL474

Requirement 16: Major - English - Genre
Major - English - Genre: 1 course from ENG323, ENG227, ENG228, ENG229, ENG318, ENG323, ENG323, ENG324, ENG325, ENG326, ENG328, ENG329, ENG342, ENG422, ENG423, ENG426, ENG428, ENG429, FLM230, FLM334, FLM355, FLM434, FLM455

Requirement 17: Major - English - Capstone
Major - English - Capstone: 1 course from ENG484B, ENG484C, ENG484D, ENG489H, ENG493, ENG499

Requirement 18: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 36 credits from English courses to meet requirement of at least 36 but not more than 40 crs in courses in the major and no more than 4 crs in 100 lvl ENG courses

Requirement 19: College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Open Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in an open cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 20: College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate
College - Arts and Letters - Non Arts and Letters Cognate: 12 credits from Courses in a cognate. One 300-400 level course of at least 3 credits must be included between the Open Cognate and the Non Arts & Letters Cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 21: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 22: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 23: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 24: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.