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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Old BA English Studies

Page address: http://english.mnsu.edu/lit/oldesba.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.

Degree Requirements

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

Required Language: 8 credits

Required Minor: Yes, any. See any faculty advisor.

Required for Major: Core, 12-16 credits

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 275 Introduction to Literary Studies 4
This course is a prerequisite or co-requisite for all 300 and 400-level literature classes.

Surveys: Choose 8-12 credits from the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 320 British Literature to 1785 4
ENG 321 British Literature after 1785 4
ENG 327 American Literature to 1865 4
ENG 328 American Literature after 1865 4

Major Emphasis: 12 or 16 Credits
Choose Creative Writing or Technical Communication Emphasis

Creative Writing Emphasis (12 credits)

Required (4 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 242 Introduction to Creative Writing 4
Electives: Choose 8 credits

Any 300- or 400-level courses in Creative Writing, excluding ENG 448, selected in consultation with an advisor.

Technical Writing Emphasis (16 credits)

Choose 4 credits:
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 271 Technical Communication 4
ENG 272 Business Communication 4
Required (4 credits)
Course # Course Title Credits
ENG 475 Editing Technical Publications 4
Electives: Choose 8 credits

Any 400-level courses in Technical Communication, selected in consultation with an advisor.

Unrestricted Electives: 8-16 credits

Any 300 and 400-level classes in literature, linguistics, creative writing, and technical communication selected in consultation with advisor.