Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

English B.A., Literature Concentration

Degree Requirements

Core Areas A-E

Satisfactorily complete core Areas A-E, as listed in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

Total Credit Hours:42

Area F

Introductory English Courses

Satisfactorily complete each of the following courses:

ENGL 2120Intro to British Literature

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

ENGL 2150Shakespeare

3

ENGL 2160Studies in International Lit

3

ENGL 2200Writing About Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Foreign Language

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

FREN 2002Interm Fren Lang & Culture II

3

GRMN 2002Inter German Lang & Culture II

3

ITAL 2002Interm Ital Lang & Culture II

3

SPAN 2002Interm Span Lang & Culture II

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Major Requirements

Pre-1800 Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4220Medieval English Literature

3

ENGL 4223Chaucer

3

ENGL 4224Renaissance Poetry and Prose

3

ENGL 4226Topics in Shakespeare

3

ENGL 4227Milton

3

ENGL 4228Development of English Drama

3

ENGL 4229English Renaissance Drama

3

ENGL 4330Restoration & 18th Cent Lit

3

ENGL 4331Eighteenth-Cent English Novel

3

ENGL 4530Early American Literature

3

ENGL 4920Spec Topics in Pre-1800 Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Post-1800 Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4335English Romanticism

3

ENGL 4337Victorian Literature

3

ENGL 433819th-Century English Novel

3

ENGL 4440Modern Drama

3

ENGL 444120th-Century British Fiction

3

ENGL 4445Literary Women

3

ENGL 4446Modern Poetry

3

ENGL 4450International Women's Lit

3

ENGL 4540American Romanticism

3

ENGL 4555American Realism

3

ENGL 4660Modern American Literature

3

ENGL 4662Southern Literature

3

ENGL 4664Flannery O'Connor

3

ENGL 4667African-American Literature

3

ENGL 4669Multicultural Amer Literature

3

ENGL 4671Studies in Native American Lit

3

ENGL 4675Contemporary American Lit

3

ENGL 4680Hip Hop Literature & Culture

3

ENGL 4740Women & Popular Culture

3

ENGL 4770Studies in Folklore

3

ENGL 4775Folklore and Literature

3

ENGL 4810Film Studies

3

ENGL 4820Jane Austen on Film

3

ENGL 4925Spec Topics in Post-1800 Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

American Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4530Early American Literature

3

ENGL 4540American Romanticism

3

ENGL 4555American Realism

3

ENGL 4660Modern American Literature

3

ENGL 4662Southern Literature

3

ENGL 4664Flannery O'Connor

3

ENGL 4667African-American Literature

3

ENGL 4669Multicultural Amer Literature

3

ENGL 4671Studies in Native American Lit

3

ENGL 4675Contemporary American Lit

3

ENGL 4680Hip Hop Literature & Culture

3

ENGL 4910Spec Topics in American Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

British Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4220Medieval English Literature

3

ENGL 4223Chaucer

3

ENGL 4226Topics in Shakespeare

3

ENGL 4227Milton

3

ENGL 4228Development of English Drama

3

ENGL 4229English Renaissance Drama

3

ENGL 4330Restoration & 18th Cent Lit

3

ENGL 4331Eighteenth-Cent English Novel

3

ENGL 4335English Romanticism

3

ENGL 4337Victorian Literature

3

ENGL 433819th-Century English Novel

3

ENGL 444120th-Century British Fiction

3

ENGL 4820Jane Austen on Film

3

ENGL 4915Spec Topics in British Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

International Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4224Renaissance Poetry and Prose

3

ENGL 4447Comparative Literature

3

ENGL 4449Great Books of the Western Wrl

3

ENGL 4450International Women's Lit

3

ENGL 4451African Literature

3

ENGL 4452African Women Writers

3

ENGL 4455Lit of the Islamic World

3

ENGL 4468Intro to Japan Lit & Culture

3

ENGL 4770Studies in Folklore

3

ENGL 4775Folklore and Literature

3

ENGL 4955Special Topics in Intern'l Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Multicultural Topics

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4667African-American Literature

3

ENGL 4669Multicultural Amer Literature

3

ENGL 4680Hip Hop Literature & Culture

3

ENGL 4671Studies in Native American Lit

3

ENGL 4740Women & Popular Culture

3

ENGL 4950Special Topics

1 - 4

Total Credit Hours:3

Language and Theory

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses:

ENGL 4110Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 4112Theories of Comp and Lit

3

ENGL 4115Hist of the English Language

3

ENGL 4116Structure of Present-Day Eng

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Junior Seminar

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

ENGL 3900Critical Approaches to Lit

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Senior Seminar

Satisfactorily complete the following course:

ENGL 4900Seminar of Lang & Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Senior Capstone Experience

Satisfactorily complete one of the following courses for at least 3 hours of credit:

ENGL 4960Internship

1 - 15

ENGL 4970Thesis

1 - 3

ENGL 4999Undergraduate Research

1 - 4

IDST 4999IDST Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Electives

English majors who need more than one language course to meet the University B.A. requirements may have a lower number of elective hours.

Total Credit Hours:18-30

Additional Degree Requirements

Satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements listed in the academic policies section of this catalog.

A grade of C or better is required in all English courses; more than one grade of D or below may disqualify a student from continuing in the major.

Completion of a Senior Capstone Experience, which may be met in the following ways:

  1. Completion of a Senior Research/Thesis Experience scholarly project (ENGL 4970). Supervised by a faculty member with whom the student will work on the thesis project, students must either 1) write a 40-page essay with a substantial bibliography, or 2) revise and substantially extend a research essay from a previous upper-level English course into a 40-page essay with a substantial bibliography. Students pursuing the Thesis option will be required to defend their thesis in a presentation during which they will discuss their work and answer questions. The Senior Thesis requirement may also be met through completion of a Scholars Project, as outlined in the Honors and Scholars Program section of the Catalog.
  2. Study abroad undertaken after completion of at least 72 hours of coursework, met through ENGL 4980. Students who seek Capstone credit for study abroad must register for a 3-hour section of ENGL 4980 in the semester subsequent to their participation in any study abroad program approved by the Department Chair (full-year, semester, or summer). While abroad, students will write a journal or a blog in order to have a timely record of their impressions and experiences. Following their return to Georgia College, they will write a reflective essay of no fewer than 3,000 words, exploring what they have learned from their travel. The instructor of record for ENGL 4980 will award a letter grade for this essay, and it will be the grade for the course. Failure to complete ENGL 4980 by the end of the semester following study abroad will result in a failing grade in the course, and Capstone credit will not be granted; 
  3. Completion of a 3-hour internship in a placement appropriate personally and professionally for the student's interests, as determined in consultation with the student's selected supervising faculty member and the Department Chair. To receive Capstone credit for an internship, students must register for 3 hours of ENGL 4960 simultaneously with undertaking the internship. ENGL 4960 will be supervised by a faculty member with the appropriate expertise in the area of the internship, selected by the student, with input from other appropriate faculty members as needed. In addition to the actual work of the internship, students will be required to compile a portfolio, essay, or other appropriate documentation reflecting their learning and experiences in their placement, which will be evaluated by the supervising faculty member. In addition, the field supervisor must provide an evaluation of the student's work in the internship. All material, including the field supervisor's evaluation, must be submitted to the supervising faculty member in order to pass ENGL 4960 and receive Capstone credit. 
  4. Completion of any approved IDST 4999 Senior Capstone course.

Total Credit Hours: 120