Nov 22, 2018  
NSU Catalog 2018-2019 
    
NSU Catalog 2018-2019

English (BSEd)


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No grade below a “C” will be accepted in a course taken to fulfill the English requirements. English course not used in the major will still count in the major gpa. Students must maintain a 2.5 (BA) and a 2.7 (BSEd) cumulative grade point average in the major to meet graduation requirements.

Note: All English majors are required to take three semesters of a foreign language as part of their BA degree or two semesters of foreign language as part of their BSEd degree - preferably with all semesters in the same language but (in the case of the BA degree) in no more than two different languages. Students pursuing either the major or minor should declare their intentions as soon as possible, preferably when signing up for their second-semester composition course.

BSEd majors must complete the teaching emphasis and the professional education course work in Secondary Education, including the secondary methods course, SEED 424 - SEED 424 - 7-12 Language Arts Methods .

Secondary education candidates fulfill requirements in general education and take the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) exam in their freshman year; they begin professional education coursework in their junior year. 7-12 education candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.70 and a 2.70 GPA in the major. For more information regarding admission requirements and certification policies, see Teacher Education  in this catalog.

Program Requirements


British Literature Survey (choose one course)


American Literature Survey (choose one course)


Shakespeare Course (choose one course)


Linguistics Elective (choose one course)


Senior Seminar (choose one course)


Theory Course (Choose one not used to satisfy an English Emphasis requirement)


English Emphasis (Choose one - 12 credits)


Total: 45 credits


English Emphases


Creative Writing Emphasis


Second British Literature Survey (3 credits)

Rhetoric Elective (3 credits)

Literature Emphasis


Second British Literature Survey (3 credits)

Second American Literature Survey (3 credits)

An additional literature course not used to satisfy any other requirement (3 credits)

Professional Writing Emphasis


Additional Professional Writing Electives (6 credits)

Rhetoric elective (3 credits)

Second British Literature Survey (3 credits)

Second American Literature Survey (3 credits)

Teaching Emphasis


Second British Literature Survey (choose one course)


Second American Literature Survey (choose one course)


Total: 42 credits


General Education Requirements


Baccalaureate degrees - 30 credits

Associate degrees - 24 credits

Goal #1: Written Communication (6 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #2: Oral Communcation (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Goal #4: Arts and Humanities (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 credits Associate)


Goal #5: Mathematics (3 credits Baccalaureate/Associate)


Student enrollment in the initial Mathematics course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7.6).

Goal #6: Natural Sciences (6 credits Baccalaureate/3 Credits Associate)


Associate Degree Flexibility (3 credits)


Students have the flexibility to select an additional three credits from Goal #3, #4, or #6 with courses selected from different disciplinary prefixes.

Degree Requirements (BSEd and BME)


  • EDFN 475 - Human Relations 3 credits
  • EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology 3 credits
  • EPSY 428 - Child and Adolescent Development 3 credits
  • INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies 3 credits
  • In addition to fulfilling all General Education Requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Music Education degrees must take the professional education course work required for certification in the state of South Dakota. See Teacher Education and specific requirements for Elementary Education; and K-12 Certification requirements for majors including Art, Health/Physical Education, Music, World Languages, and Special Education. See Secondary Education for BSEd majors in Biology, Chemistry, English, History, and Mathematics. Of these requirements, EDFN 475 , satisfies the Human Values goal for all majors.

Total Degree: 120 Credits


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