BA in English: Degree Requirements

BA in English: Degree Requirements (Fall 2010)

 This page lists the requirements for students entering the program in Fall 2010.  The only difference between this version and the Spring 2011 version is the addition of ENG 1500 as a requirement in Spring 2010. We encourage students who entered in Fall 2010 to consider taking ENG 1500 as an elective (and potentially to complete Research and Epistemology C).  Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2010 can see the older program here 

Total credits required: 124 semester credits


I LOWER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS



GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE (AT LEAST 45 SEMESTER CREDITS)

  1. Complete the general education common core consisting of one course in each of fifteen common core categories as well as two cross-theme requirements. Click here for eligible courses for each requirement or here for a full description of the general education program.
  2. No more than two courses with the same alpha (the alphabetic prefix such as HIST or BIOL) may be applied toward the Common Core requirements. Click here for a listing of all the general education alphas.
  3. Some of the courses required for this major are also applicable to the general education core. When students count a course in both places instead of choosing a different general education course, they increase the number of unrestricted elective credits available. These potential overlaps are indicated parenthetically after the name of the course in the list of lower division major requirements.  Click here for detailed advice for students who wish to maximize overlap between general education and major requirements.

LOWER-DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (6 SEMESTER CREDITS)

ENG 2510 World Literature I (World Cultures C and Art, Aesthetics and Creativity)
ENG 2520 World Literature II (World Cultures C and Art, Aesthetics and Creativity)


LOWER-DIVISION LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (8 SEMESTER CREDITS)

Two semesters of the same language: ARB, CHIN, FR, HAWN, JPE, KOR, LAT or SPAN.(One semester of a modern language will satisfy Communication Skills B. LAT 1100 satisfies Communication Skills C).

II UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS



UPPER-DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION (6 SEMESTER CREDITS)


UPPER-DIVISION RESEARCH AND WRITING (3 semester credits)

HUM 3900 Research and Writing in the Humanities

UPPER-DIVISION CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT (3 semester credits)

Any Upper-Division Global Citizenship or Service-Learning course.

If the course chosen for the upper-division citizenship requirement is WRI 3510, REL 3500 or one of the history global citizenship courses, it could also fulfill an upper-division major requirement or elective, adding three additional credits of unrestricted electives.

UPPER-DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (39 SEMESTER CREDITS)

Senior Seminar Requirement: At list 6 credits of the 39 must be in 4000 level ENG courses.

TEXTS IN HISTORY (6 semester credits)

Choose two from the following:

ENG 3100 British Literature to 1800
ENG 3101 Shakespeare on Screen
ENG 3102 Nineteenth-Century British Literature
ENG 3122 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
ENG 3133 Traditional Chinese Fiction
ENG 3134 Modern Chinese Writers
ENG 3135 Modern Japanese Fiction
ENG 3140 Biography
ENG 3145 Nonfiction Film: Documentary, Docudrama, and Historical Film
ENG 4100 Shakespeare Seminar
ENG 4120 Seminar in Modernism

TEXTS AND CULTURES (6 semester credits)

Choose two from the following:

ENG 3201 Reel War - Military Conflict on Screen
ENG 3202 Literature of Slavery
ENG 3203 Pidgin Literature
ENG 3206 British Comic Literature
ENG 3220 Backgrounds to Literature
ENG 3221 Western Dramatic Literature
ENG 3222 Asian Dramatic Literature
ENG 3223 Asian Literature in Translation
ENG 3224 Ethnic Literature
ENG 3226 Hawai`i Writers
ENG 3227 Hawai`i and the Pacific in Film
ENG 3228 Fantasy Literature
ENG 3229 Literature of Travel
ENG 3250 Texts and Gender
ENG 3251 Sex, Power and Narrative
ENG 3252 20th Century American Women Writers of Color

TEXTUAL THEORIES (3 semester credits)

Choose one from the following:

ENG 3300 Theoretical Perspectives
ENG 3330 Film Theory and Criticism
ENG 3350 Literature Adapted to Screen
ENG 4300 Seminar in Textual Criticism
ENG 4320 Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature

TEXTUAL PRACTICES (6 semester credits)

Choose two from the following:

WRI 3310 Poetry Workshop
WRI 3311 Childhood and Poetry Workshop
WRI 3312 Haiku East and West
WRI 3313 The Sacred and Erotic in Lyric Poetry
WRI 3320 Scriptwriting
WRI 3330 Fiction Writing
WRI 3340 Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
WRI 3390 Literary Magazine
WRI 3391 Wanderlust: Student Literary Magazine
WRI 3510 Composition Studies
WRI 3950 Professions in Writing Practicum
WRI 3990 Non-paid Internship
WRI 3991 Paid Internship
WRI 4990 Professional Writing Portfolio Seminar

MAJOR ELECTIVES (18 semester credits)

Complete any three ENG or WRI at the 3000 or 4000 level (9 credits).

Complete any one ARTH, HIST, PHIL, or REL at the 3000 or 4000 level (3 credits).

Choose two from the following (6 credits):

ENG   Any ENG not yet counted at the 3000 or 4000 level
WRI   Any WRI not yet counted at the 3000 or 4000 level
AL 3310 History of the English Language or another Upper Division AL Course
ANTH 3700 Culture and Language
COM 3260 Exploring Film
COM 3400 Communicating Professionally
HIST 3900 Research and Writing across Time and Culture
HUM 3601 Mythology
JOUR 3300 Newswriting
JOUR 3400 Editing
MULT 3360 Writing for New Media
REL 3500 Indigenous Traditions

III UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES

The number of unrestricted elective credits required will vary depending on the number of credits that overlap between the general education requirements and the major requirements, but students will need to earn enough college-level credits to reach a total of 124 semester credits. Students who maximize all possible overlaps can meet all specified requirements with 95 credits, leaving 30 credits of unrestricted electives.