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2014–2015 Undergraduate Catalog

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English 

English


English Minor


Policy

  • Students majoring in English and English secondary education must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in English courses in order to continue in the English program. Any student whose English GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on probation for one semester. If the English GPA is not raised to at least 2.0 by the end of this one-semester grace period, the student may not enroll in additional English courses as an English major. No student will be allowed to graduate as an English major if his/her GPA in English courses is below 2.0.
  • A student who fails ENGL 255 twice will be dismissed from the English major.
  • The midpoint review for English majors occurs in the semester they take ENGL 255, just prior to fall registration, as part of their advising session. Advisors look at the big picture with their advisees, going over course embedded assessment assignments from ENGL 253, ENGL 255, and a literary survey course to help the student with goal setting regarding areas of weakness in the student learning outcome skill set. At that time, the embedded assignments determine the student’s continuation in the major.
    A final review for English majors comes in the fall of their senior year, prior to spring enrollment, again, as part of their advising session. Advisors look at the big picture with their advisees, going over course embedded assessment assignments from courses taken since the sophomore year, including ¾ of the American and British literature seminars. The culminating course embedded assignment is the senior capstone project.
  • All English majors write senior theses related to their concentration in writing or literature. Senior English majors propose and gain approval for their planned theses the fall of the senior year in ENGL 426, Senior Thesis I. Seniors complete the senior thesis in the spring in ENGL 481, Senior Thesis II, and defend the thesis in evening public panel presentations toward the end of spring semester.
  • For the last English major student learning outcome, transferring skills to work, a combination of course embedded work from ENGL 255, ENGL 201, and ENGL 210 along with a reflective essay, up-to-date resume, and other materials will be required.
  • See the School of Education Web pages for teacher education policy.  

English Major (Bachelor of Arts or Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
  • Major requirement (43-53 credits) –select one emphasis
    • literature emphasis (BA only) – ENGL 220, 221, 231, 232 or 233, 253, 255, 303 or 326 or 446, 320 or 321 or 440, 322 or 325 or 442, 328 or 338 or 444, 336, 396, 426, 480, 481, three credits from 201, 211, 307, 310, 311, 312, 313, 319, MGMT 300, three credits from 328, 364, 365, 385
    • writing emphasis (BA or BS) –ENGL 201, 210, 211, 220 or 221, 231 or 232 or 233, 253, 255, 307, 336, 396, 426, 440, 442, 444, 446, 480, 481, three courses from 310, 311, 312, 313, 319, MGMT 300
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languagesOR
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
    Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

English Language Arts, Early Adolescence through Adolescence, Education Major (Bachelor of Arts or Science)

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (38-52 credits) – see the core curriculum section of this catalog
    Education majors are required to take specific general education courses to satisfy DPI licensure requirements. Students may take any course fulfilling the core curriculum requirement categories, with the exception of specific courses in the categories following: quantitative literacy – MATH 155; oral communication – EDUC 255; historical analysis – HIST 101, 102, 105, 106, 111, or 112; scientific reasoning in the natural sciences – BIOL 100 and PHYS 102; theological inquiry – RLST 160 or 342; integrating faith and practice – RLST 433.
  • English requirements (53 credits) – ENGL 201 or 307 or 310, 211, 220 or 221, 231, 232 or 233, 253, 255, 303 or 326 or 446, 320 or 321 or 440, 322 or 325 or 442, 328 or 338 or 444, 336, 394, 395, 396, 426, 480, 481, SOCL 320
  • Education requirements (29-36 credits) – EDUC 150, 215, 255, 306, 316, 330, 332, 390, 459, 482
  • School of Humanities requirement – a minor, a year of language study, or study abroad experience (see degree requirement section of this catalog for details)
  • Bachelor of Arts requirement – a minimum of three classes (nine credits minimum) of world language in preferably one, but not more than two languages OR
  • Bachelor of Science requirement –a minimum of 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics
  • Final degree requirements – a minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level
  • Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Viterbo University Three + One Program for English (writing) Majors

This accelerated degree program provides an opportunity for outstanding, highly motivated students to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in history in three years, followed by one year of graduate work leading to a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership. Students may earn a minor, with their B.A. degree, in accounting, business administration, marketing, or servant leadership to prepare for the master’s program.

 

Admission criteria:

  • a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • a ranking within the top third of the high school class
  • a minimum ACT score of 24
  • a minimum of six credits of college level work earned through Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or the Diocesan High School College Credit Program
  • an intent to declare a major in English with a writing emphasis 

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