The Language concentration focuses on linguistics and TESL/TEFL. It is designed for students interested in all aspects of language and linguistics. It offers students the ability to study key theories in linguistics and second-language learning, functional aspects of language production and reception, and the impact of social and cultural contexts on language production and reception.

Effective Fall 2015

For graduation, an English major must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in upper-division composition and English courses.

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
E 240Introduction to Poetry 3
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2)3B3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities13B6
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Foreign Language2 3-5
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31-33
Sophomore
 
Select one from the following: 3
Survey of British Literature I (GT-AH2)3B 
Survey of British Literature II (GT-AH2)3B 
PH *** Philosophy3 3
Liberal Arts/History Elective4 3
Foreign Language2 3-5
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Science3C3
Electives 6-8
 Total Credits 27-31
Junior
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3)2 
E 326Development of the English Language 3
Select one course from the following: 3
Syntax and Semantics  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis  
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory4A,4B3
Select one from the following: 3
Shakespeare I  
Shakespeare II  
Foreign Language2 5
Electives 7
 Total Credits 27
Senior
 
Select one course from the following not taken in the junior year: 3
Syntax and Semantics  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis  
Select one from the following: 3
Chaucer4C 
Topics in Literature and Language4C 
Foreign Language2 5
Upper-Division English/Composition5 15
Electives6 3-9
 Total Credits 29-35
 Program Total Credits: 120
1

Excludes E subject code courses.

2

This requirement must be met by completing the second year of one foreign language and the first year of another foreign language.

3

Select from the list of PHIL courses on English Department green sheet.

4

Select either one other course from the list of courses in AUCC 3D or one from the list of courses on the English department check sheet.

5

Fifteen credits of upper-division courses (300- to 400-level) with E or CO prefixes, at least 9 credits of which must come from CO 401, E 311A, E 311B, E 311C, E 320, E 324, E 412A, E 412B, E 412C, and E 465.

6

Select enough elective credits to bring the program total to 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
English majors must attain a minimum grade point average of 2.000 in upper‐division composition and English courses.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
E 270Introduction to American Literature (GT-AH2) X3B3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3
Mathematics X1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 240Introduction to Poetry X 3
SPCM 200Public Speaking X 3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A4
L*** *** Foreign Language   3-5
AUCC 1B (MATH) and CO 150 must be completed at the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   16-18
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Survey of British Literature I (GT-AH2) X3B 
Survey of British Literature II (GT-AH2) X3B 
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Social and Behavioral Sciences  3C3
Liberal Arts/History Elective (Select from AUCC 3D or Department Checksheet)   3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Historical Perspectives  3D3
L*** *** Foreign Language   3-5
PHIL*** Philosophy   3
Electives   3-5
AUCC 3A (Biological and Physical Sciences), AUCC 3B (Arts and Humanities), AUCC 3C (Social and Behavioral Sciences), E 240, E 270, and E 276 or E 277, plus one course of L*** *** must be completed by the end of Semester 4. X   
 Total Credits   12-16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Education (GT-CO3) X2 
E 341Literary Criticism and Theory X4A,4B3
Select one course from the following:   3
Shakespeare I    
Shakespeare II    
L*** *** Foreign Language   5
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
E 326Development of the English Language   3
Select one course from the following:   3
Syntax and Semantics X  
Phonology, Morphology, and Lexis X  
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis X  
Electives   7
 Total Credits   13
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Chaucer X4C 
Topics in Literature and Language X4C 
L*** *** Foreign Langauge   5
Upper-Division English/Composition Courses (See footnote on Concentration Requirements Tab)   9
 Total Credits   17
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Syntax and SemanticsX   
Phonology, Morphology, and LexisX   
Pragmatics and Discourse AnalysisX   
Upper-Division English/Composition Courses (See footnote on Concentration Requirements Tab)X  6
ElectivesX  3-9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   12-18
 Program Total Credits:   120