B.A. in English – Literature Concentration

Program Information

The English Department prepares its graduates to demonstrate exceptional critical thinking, interpret and analyze texts of all kinds, and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Students who major in English can pursue many career options—from publishing and editing, to advertising, education, business, journalism, web design, and law. As people increasingly seek various types of employment over the course of their lives, the fundamental skills that an English degree entails—understanding other people’s perspectives, thinking imaginatively, conducting research, organizing information, and writing clearly and forcefully—will be crucial in all contexts and all lines of work. 

Students who major in English pursue a variety of careers after graduation. These include: Writing/Editing; Publishing; Advertising; Law; Web Design; Public Relations; Business/Industry; and Education.

Major Maps

Major Maps provide information about classes, co-curricular opportunities, advisement and assistance, and much more. Explore a year-by-year guide through this major and beyond at http://cas.gsu.edu/major-maps.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Department Website and Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If you are considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision: ENGL 2120, ENGL 2130, ENGL 2160.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101

3

LANG 2001

3

**GSU 1010

1

*Area D: Science Sequence “A”

4
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

LANG 2002

3

POLS 1101

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 

Notes

*This course is not included in Freshman Learning Communities.

 

**GSU 1010 is an optional course for students enrolled in a Freshman Learning Community.


Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 2120

3

Area B Elective

2

Area C Elective

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

ENGL 2130

3

Area F Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

Area F Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 3040

3

Area G Requirement

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Requirement

3

Area G Requirement

3

Area G Requirement

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 4202 Special Topics in British Literature

3

*Area G Requirement

3

*Area H Elective

3

ENGL 4201 Special Topics in American Literature

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area G Requirement

3

ENGL 4300

3

Area G Requirement

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

 

Notes

* Critical Thinking Writing course requirement.