2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

The major in English provides students a firm grounding in literary tradition, the varied practices of literary analysis, and the history, grammar, and writing on the English language. Coursework encourages students to develop sophisticated practices of inquiry and critical thought that are applicable and crucial to success.

Baccalaureate Degree and Residency Requirements

All requirements for an undergraduate degree are listed under Academic Policies and Regulations  in the introductory section for undergraduate programs in this catalog. These requirements include a graduation requirement of at least one course in religion or theology.

General Education Requirements

The 42 credit hours of general education requirements are presented in the General Education  section in this catalog. A course that meets a general education requirement may also meet a course requirement in the major or a course requirement in another discipline. A student majoring in English must also earn a minimum grade of C- in  ENG 101 - Composition I  and ENG 102 - Composition II .

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of language changes to develop reading of literature  
  • Apply specific methods of literary analysis to develop a valid interpretation of literary texts.   
  • Identify cultural values in literature  
  • Create literary or journalistic writing   
  • Create a research-based argument situated within relevant conversations in the field 

Three Credits from Each of the Following Four Categories* (12 credits)

  • American Literature (AL)
  • English Literature (EL)
  • Literature and Culture (LC)
  • Genres, Themes, and Movements (GTM)

Writing Elective (3 credits)

Secondary Teacher Certification (Optional 42-48 credits)

Certification to teach in Missouri public secondary schools can be added to the BA in English by completing the requirements below.

Full information for teacher certification policies, procedures, and requirements are found in the section titled Teacher Certification at Fontbonne University , following the graduate programs section of this catalog.