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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

BA English Studies

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/lit/esba.html

Literature forms the core of the BA in English Studies, but this program also allows students to draw from existing coursework in a number of other English programs such as Creative Writing, Technical Communication, and Teaching English as a Second Language. The English Studies program thus provides important critical thinking skills while allowing students to explore and develop expertise in several modes of written communication.

 

Note: This link contains the degree requirements for English Studies students using bulletins prior to 2015-16.

Summary of Degree Requirements

48 credits. See the current schedule of courses for course offerings.

Required Language: 8 credits of a single language

Required Minor: None

Major Common Core

Major Common Core:

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 275W

Introduction to Literary Studies

4

FA, SP

 ENG 275W is a prerequisite for all required literature survey courses (320, 321, 327, 328, 433W, 435).

 

Foundation Courses: (choose 4-8 credits)

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 242W

Introduction to Creative Writing

4

FA, SP

ENG 271W

Technical Communication*

4

FA, SP

ENG 272W

Business Communication*

4

FA, SP

ENG 381

Introduction to English Linguistics

4

FA, SP

 *Students should not take both ENG 271W and ENG 272W. Only one of these courses will count for the major.

 

Literature Surveys: Choose 8-12 credits from the following. Must include courses from at least two areas (British, American, or world literature).

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 320

British Literature to 1785

4

FA

ENG 321

British Literature 1785-present

4

SP

ENG 327

American Literature to 1865

4

FA

ENG 328

American Literature 1865-present

4

SP

ENG 433W

Selected Studies in World Literature

4

FA

ENG 435

The World Novel

2-4

SP

  

Content-Area Courses: Choose 8-12 credits from content-area courses.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 340

Form and Technique in Prose

4

FA, SP

ENG 341

Form and Technique in Poetry

4

FA, SP

ENG 342

Beginning Creative Nonfiction Workshop

4

FA, SP

ENG 343

Beginning Fiction Workshop

4

FA, SP

ENG 344

Beginning Poetry Workshop

4

FA, SP

ENG 381

Introduction to English Linguistics

4

FA, SP

ENG 385

Culture and Language in Educational Contexts

4

variable

ENG 474W

Research and Writing Technical Reports

4

FA, SP

ENG 475

Editing Technical Publications

4

FA, SP

ENG 476

Online Documentation

4

variable

ENG 477W

Technical Documentation, Policies, and Procedures

4

FA, SP

ENG 481

History of the English Language

4

Alternate FA

ENG 482

Teaching Listening and Speaking to English Learners

4

FA

ENG 484

Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to English Learners

4

SP

ENG 486

Theories of Second-Language Teaching and Learning

4

FA

ENG 487

Teaching Reading and Writing to English Learners

4

SP

 

Major Unrestricted Electives: Choose 12-24 credits in consultation with an advisor to reach a total of 48 credits in the major. Courses may not be double counted from other categories.

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Term

ENG 300-499

Any upper-level English courses

4

variable

FILM 300-499

Any upper-level Film courses

4

variable