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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 (2013-2014 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.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
Humanities 
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
World Language Requirement8
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Language courses* 
*Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language. 
Major Requirements12
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Lit I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Lit II3
Select one from the following (3 credits)
ENGLS311Advanced Composition3
ENGLS362Memoir Writing3
ENGS363Nature Writing3
EMPHASIS REQUIREMENT18-21
ELECTIVES*45-48
*Upper division credits as needed.
Emphasis Requirement
Choose one from the following emphasis areas ( Literature, Creative Writing, Literature and the Environment)
Literature Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements18
selected four from the following (12 credits)
ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS305Children's Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
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
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ENGLS499Thesis3
ENGLS499Humanities Capstone3
*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.
Creative Writing Emphasis
Emphasis Requirements21
Workshop Requirements9
ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGLS461Advanced Creative Writing*6
*Repeated for a total of 6 credits
LITERATURE REQUIREMENTS9
Select three from the following (9 credits)
ENGLS302Masterpieces of World Literature3
ENGLS303Literature of the Environment3
ENGLS305Children's Literature3
ENGLS330Shakespeare3
ENGLS365Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives3
ENGLS370Native American Literature3
ENGLS418Advanced Themes in Literature: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one of the following (3 credits):
ENGLS491Internship*3
ENGLS499Thesis3
*May be repeated once for credit
Literature and the Environment
Emphasis Requirements19-21
ENGLS303Literature and the Environment3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one from 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: ST3
ENGLS419Major Authors: ST3
ENGLS420Genre Studies: ST3
ENGLS421Women and Literature: ST3
ENGLS422Literary Periods: ST3
ENGLS423Ecocriticism3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ENGLS499Thesis3
HUMS499Humanities Capstone3
  • Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English)
    (1-3 credits)
1-3

Internship Opportunities

The UAS Career Services Office provides a current listing of internship opportunities available to UAS students. These internships are funded by Alaskan, federal, national and international organizations and businesses. Changes occur frequently. 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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