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Bachelor of Arts in English

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the program after admission to UAS and declaring an English major. At the time of admission, they will be assigned to an academic advisor in the humanities department.

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Candidates must complete general education requirements as well as the specific program requirements listed below. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the B.A. program. Students must complete 42 credits of upper-division courses (24 of these must be UAS credits). A maximum of 12 credits of independent study may be applied toward the B.A. in English.

The B.A. in English provides a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in language and literature. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature and culture and their multicultural contexts, and advanced skills in critical reading, research, writing, speaking, and problem solving.

Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
World Language Requirement8
Major Requirements12
Emphasis Requirement18-21
Electives*45-48
* Upper division credits as needed.

General Education Requirements

Humanities

ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3

World Language Requirement

___S___Language courses* 
* Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language.

Major Requirements

ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Lit I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Lit II3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS311The Art of the Essay3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGS363Nature Writing3

English Emphasis Areas

Choose one from the following emphasis areas:

Creative Writing Emphasis

Emphasis Credits21
Workshop Requirements9
Literature Requirements9

Workshop Requirements

ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing*6
* Repeated for a total of 6 credits

Literature Requirements

Select three from the following (9 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS491Internship*3
ENGLS499Thesis3
* May be repeated once for credit

Literature Emphasis

Emphasis Credits18

Emphasis Requirements

Select four from the following (12 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3

At least one of these literature courses must focus on British literature before 1800.

Select at least one from the following courses or from a topics course that focuses on an aspect of Alaska’s natural or cultural heritage:

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
*ENGL 363 may be taken once to fulfill both the upper-level writing requirement and the Alaska-Nature-Culture requirement for the Literature Emphasis of the B.A. in English. In this case, the English major with a Literature Emphasis must substitute another 300 or 400-level literature course to fulfill the requirement for at least five courses (or 15 credits) at this level.

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Literature and the Environment Emphasis

Emphasis Credits19-21

Emphasis Requirements

ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS363Nature Writing*3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
* Must also take S311 or S362 to fulfill upper division writing requirement

Select two from the following (6 credits):

ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS305Children’s Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature 
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics3
ENGLS419Major Authors: Selected Topics3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: Selected Topics3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: Selected Topics3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3

Select one of the following (3 credits):

ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3

Additional Requirements

Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English)1-3

Internship Opportunities

The UAS Career Services office provides a current listing of internship opportunities available to UAS students. Internships can be paid/unpaid, and are offered by local, regional, and national organizations and businesses. Internship oftentimes turn into full time job offers following graduation which make them both advantageous and lucrative. If you have an interest in internships please contact Career Services for assistance. If admitted to a degree program you can also speak with a faculty member if you are interested in an internship for academic credit.

 
 

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