Nov 30, 2022  
NSU Catalog 2019-2020 
    
NSU Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (BA)


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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 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.

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)

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 (BA) - 9 credits


Human Values (3 credits)


Arts and Humanities (6 credits)


Two additional courses from those listed in General Education Requirements Goal #4. The courses must be from different disciplines than those selected to satisfy General Education Requirements Goal #4.

A total of four courses are required for the BA degree:

  • At least one course must be in the fine arts (ART, ARTH, MUS, THEA).
  • At least one course must be in literature (ENGL).
  • At least one course must be in a foreign language.
  • At least one course must be in Western Civilization (HIST 121  or HIST 122 )

Total Degree: 120 Credits


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