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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

English—Literature & Writing Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA5230

College of Arts and Sciences 
English Department 
Ellis Hall 360
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2838
Fax: 740.593.2832
english.department@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/english/
 

Beth Koonce, contact person, kooncee@ohio.edu

Program Overview

In the English – Literature & Writing major, you will develop 21st-century skills in analysis and writing by engaging in critical dialogue with the traditions, conventions, and cultural contexts of British and American literary texts. Small-enrollment courses in the literature of different historical periods draw connections between the past and present and allow you to practice collaborative learning, pursue complex ideas, and deepen your pleasure in language and writing—both others’ and your own. The major is also flexible enough to match your own interest and goals: you can fulfill up to 9 of the required hours in the major with creative writing workshops, courses in rhetoric or visual texts, or apprenticeship or internship experiences. Lake all majors in the English Department, the English – Literature in Writing major includes the English Core to provide a solid foundation in literary genres and research. 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Enrollment in an English major entails no requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

For students currently enrolled at Ohio University, transferring into an English major requires a 2.0 GPA. Students choosing to transfer into the English Literature & Writing major should contact the director of undergraduate studies in the English department for assistance. Students who wish to add an English major in addition to another major program should seek assistance from the director of undergraduate studies; students with a second major outside the College of Arts and Sciences will be responsible for meeting the degree requirements of both the English  Literature & Writing major and the College of Arts and Sciences.

External Transfer Admission

For students currently enrolled at institutions other than Ohio University, transferring into an English major entails no requirements beyond University admission requirements. Students should contact the director of undergraduate studies in the English Department for assistance.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Having honed their ability to grasp complexity, communicate clearly, understand multiple contexts, and provide synthetic answers, graduates of the English – Literature & Writing program are prepared to pursue a wide variety of careers. Many of our graduates go on to pursue graduate programs, including M.A. or Ph.D. programs in English Literature & Language, Master’s programs in Information Science or Education, and law or business school. Others work in publishing, web content development, corporate communications, grant-writing and community organizing, advertising, or personnel management. As importantly, the well-rounded education that OHIO requires of its English students can help ensure that they are ready for the unexpected challenges of a rapidly-changing job market.

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Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

English Hours Requirement


For a B.A. degree with a major in English - Literature & Writing, a student must complete a total of 42 semester credit hours in ENG coursework.

English Department Core Requirements


Genre Courses


Complete the following courses:

British or American Literature before 1800 Course


Complete one of the following courses:

British or American Literature after 1800 Course


Complete one of the following courses:

Writing and Research in English Studies Course


Complete the following course:

Senior Seminar Course


Complete one of the following courses:

Major Requirements


Courses used to fulfill English Core requirements may not also be used for Major Requirements.

Literature in English before 1660 Course


Complete one of the following courses. Only one course from ENG 3010 and 3020 may be used to fulfill historical period requirements. If one is used to satisfy a Core requirement, it may not be used here.

British or American Literature 1660-1900 Course


Complete one of the following courses:

British or American Literature since 1900 Course


Complete one of the following courses:

English Language or Literary Theory Course


Complete one of the following courses:

Major Electives


Complete at least nine hours of ENG courses, excluding ENG 3***J, ENG 4510, and ENG 4520. Three hours may be at the 2000-level or higher; six hours must be at the 3000-level or higher. 

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