Sep 24, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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


  • Courses on the 1000 level are directed to students seeking non-technical, liberally oriented courses to fulfill general education requirements or to use in minors and particular concentrations. Courses on the 2000 level offer broad introductions to literary materials and approaches basic to the study of English. Courses on the 3000 level offer more intensive investigations into particular areas of English studies. These courses, the core of the program for English majors, are open to advanced students according to their special needs and their preparation in related disciplines. Courses on the 4000 level apply theory and methods of literary history, criticism, and research to writiers and to problems presented by specific topics. They are designed for senior majors. Graduate courses on the 5000 level are open to senior majors by permission of the instructor and the department chairperson. 
  • Except where noted, 1000- and 2000-level courses have no prerequisites. Advanced courses (numbered 3000 to 4999) have a general prerequisite of writing proficiency (WRT 1060 or equivalent), plus any special requirements listed with the course descriptions.
  • 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 a C (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 and 20 credits in LIN and ALS, distributed as follows:

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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