B.A. in English

B.A. in English

(HEGIS 1501)

Dowling’s School of Arts and Sciences degree programs are constructed upon a well-rounded core curriculum of arts and humanities, natural science, math and social sciences. These are classic building blocks that ensure career versatility in an ever-changing world. The B.A. in English requires study in English and American literature. It calls for comprehensive coverage of the field, including related work in history, philosophy, and the arts. Students have their choice of three different tracks: Literature, Creative Writing, or Secondary English Education. All offer comprehensive coverage of their respective fields, including related work in history, philosophy, and the arts.

Career Outcomes for English Majors

Your Dowling English degree prepares you for diverse careers in media, the arts, and education. Your exceptional writing, communications, and research skills will qualify you for exciting work as a teacher, copywriter, critic, playwright, poet, screenwriter, journalist, librarian, archivist, technical or freelance writer, editor, or other careers.

Students interested in teaching English in the secondary schools should complete the requirements for the B.A. in English and take those education courses necessary for certification.

Students seeking certification to teach English at the secondary level must consult an education advisor.

B.A. in English

College-Wide Requirements 9 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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B.A. in English – Literature Track

Major Requirements 36 credits

ENG 2033A English Literature I 3
ENG 2034A English Literature II 3
ENG 2041A American Literature I 3
ENG 2042A American Literature II 3
ENG 2069A The English Language: History, Grammar & Usage 3
ENG 3103A Comedies and Histories of Shakespeare or
ENG 3104A Tragedies of Shakespeare 3
ENG 3155A Art of Poetry 3
Elective ENG Courses  Students may select any five (5) literature courses (3 credits each) numbered ENG 3101A or higher, excluding ENG 4090A.  In lieu of one of these literature courses, a student may, instead, enroll in ENG 4197-8N, English Cooperative Education Internship or ENG 4194 Journalism Internship. 15

 

B.A. in English – Creative Writing Track

Major Requirements 45 credits

Required Literature & Grammar Courses

ENG 2033A English Literature I and  3
ENG 2034A English Literature II  3
or
ENG 2041A American Literature I and 3
ENG 2042A American Literature II 3
ENG 2069A The English Language: History, Grammar & Usage 3
ENG 3103A Shakespeare Comedies & Histories or
ENG 3104A Shakespeare Tragedies 3
ENG 3155A Art of Poetry 3
Creative Writing Electives Student may select any six (6) creative writing courses numbered ENG 2066A-ENG 2078A (3 credits each). 18
Literature Electives Student may select any three (3) literature courses numbered ENG 3101A or higher (3 credits each).  In lieu of one of these literature courses, a student may, instead, enroll in ENG 4197-8N, English Cooperative Education Internship or ENG 4194 Journalism Internship. 9
Project Seminar 3
ENG 4090A Project Seminar in Creative Writing 3


B.A. in English – Secondary English Education Track

Major Requirements 36 credits

Required Courses  24
ENG 2033A English Literature I 3
ENG 2034A English Literature II 3
ENG 2041A American Literature I 3
ENG 2042A American Literature II 3
ENG 2069A The English Language: History, Grammar & Usage 3
ENG 2010A Composition Workshop or
ENG 2071A Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENG 3103A Shakespeare Comedies & Histories or
ENG 3104A Shakespeare Tragedies 3
ENG 3155A Art of Poetry 3
Literatures of Diversity Courses  6
Select two of the following courses:
ENG 3113A Topics in Post-Colonial Fiction 3
ENG 3140A-3142A Topics in the Literature of Women 3
ENG 3143A-3145A Topics in African-American Literature 3
ENG 3146A-3148A Topics in the Literature of Diversity 3
Literature or Creative Writing Electives  6
Student may select any two (2) literature or creative writing courses numbered 2066A or higher (3 credits each) 3