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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Oakland University
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

English, B.A.


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Requirements for the liberal arts major in English, B.A. program


A minimum of 40 credits in English courses, distributed as follows:

Or one course from this group and one course from


5. At least 24 credits must be taken at the 3000 level or above.


6. At least 20 credits in English courses must be taken at Oakland.


7. An introductory two-semester sequence in a foreign language, or one semester of a foreign language at the 1150 level or higher.


Additional information


  • A maximum of 12 credits of creative writing (CW) courses will be accepted for credit toward the major.
  • Only one course at the 1000 level will be accepted for credit toward the major.
  •   is a prerequisite for the required British and American literary history courses and the capstone seminar.
  • No more than 8 credits of   will be accepted for credit toward the major.
  • English majors are encouraged to take advantage of study-abroad and study-away programs offered through Oakland University.  The department advisers will work with students whenever possible to identify equivalent courses in study-abroad and study-away programs that will fulfill requirements for the major..
  • Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of at least 2.0 may be counted toward the English major, including the modern foreign language requirement.
  • Students majoring in English may not use the CW rubric to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirement.
  • In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

Requirements for the modified major in English with a linguistics concentration


The modified English/linguistics major requires a minimum of 24 credits in English and American literature, distributed as follows:

Or one course from this group and one course from

6. At least 20 of the 44 combined credits must be at the 3000 level or above.


Additional Information


In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

Students majoring in English may not use the CW rubric to satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences exploratory requirement.

As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.

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