BA - English

The English program provides the student with in-depth knowledge of literature, the social and cultural contexts of literary works, critical theory, and written and oral expression. Through this program students will develop critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills – attributes that employers increasingly value and require. As program graduates, students will possess the communications skills needed to succeed in a variety of positions in business, government, research, education, and publishing, as well as in cultural, entertainment, and communications organizations. Nichols English graduates have gone on to graduate school or pursued careers in education, law, and journalism.

General Education Courses

Communication

College Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 105 or
ENGL 212 (Analytical Writing - Honors only course)

COMM 152  Effective Speaking

Critical Writing, Reading & Research: 1 course to be selected from CRIT 201, ENGL 213, ENGL 214, or other courses upon approval

Advanced Writing:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 320,
ENGL 321, ENGL 342, ENGL 345, or ENGL 346

Leadership and Professional Development

ITM           123           Digital Applications (1 credit)

LEAD         101           Learning to Lead

SEM          139           First-Year Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          239           Sophomore Professional Development Seminar (1 credit)

SEM          339           Junior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

SEM          439           Senior Professional Development Seminar
(1 credit)

Professional Development:     1 course to be selected from
COMM 204, COMM 311, COMM 313, FIN 201, ITM 202, or LEAD 203

Social and Behavioral Science

1 course to be selected from ECON 221 or ECON 222

1 course to be selected from GDS 216, HIST, INTD, or PSCI

1 course to be selected from COMM 247, COMM 310, ECON, HIST, PSY, or SOC

Humanities and Global Values

Humanities:  2 courses to be selected from Art, Dance, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Religion (Selections must be from two different disciplines.)

Global Values:  1 course to be selected from COMM 310,
ECON 313, ENGL 235, ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 310,
GDS 216, HIST 207, HIST 208, HIST 210, HIST 339, HIST 369, HUM 254, PSCI 324, REL 219, REL 322, SPAN 126, SPAN 127

Math and Applied Science

MATH 215                Statistics

Math:                         1 course to be selected from MATH 117, MATH 122, or MATH 190

Science:                      1 course to be selected from ESCI 233 or ESCI 243

Math/Science:          1 course to be selected from ECON, ESCI, MATH, or PSY

Liberal Arts Core

Interpreting Our Stories

Origins:  1 course to be selected from ENGL 235, ENGL 236,
ENGL 314, HIST 201, HIST 207, HIST 315, HIST 355

Modern to Contemporary:      1 course to be selected from
ENGL 237, ENGL 238, ENGL 315, HIST 202, HIST 208,
HIST 339, HIST 359, HIST 360, HIST 369, or special topics in HIST or PSCI

Examining The Human Condition

2 courses to be selected from HUM 244, Any course 200 or above in PHIL, PSCI, PSY, REL, SOC, or special topics in INTD

Making Connections

LA              400           Liberal Arts Capstone

Major Courses

Group I (1 required)

ENGL        213           Introduction to Literature

Group II (3 required)

ENGL        235           World Literature I

ENGL        236           World Literature II

ENGL        237           World Literature III

ENGL        238           World Literature IV

Group III (4 required)

ENGL        214           Culture and Identity in Literature

ENGL        310           Themes in Literature

ENGL        319           Poetry

ENGL        327           Drama

ENGL        411           Major Authors in Literature

ENGL        470           Special Topics in English

ENGL        490           Internship in English

REL            323           Biblical Literature

Group IV (1 required)

ENGL        320           Fiction Writing

ENGL        321           Professional Writing

ENGL        342           Sportswriting

ENGL        345           Non-Fiction Writing

ENGL        346           Journalism

Group V (1 required)

ENGL        314           American Literature I

ENGL        315           American Literature II

Group VI (1 required)

ENGL        481           Senior Thesis (1 credit-hour)

Free Electives

19 credit-hours of electives

Total Credits Required:           120

NOTE: All courses are 3 credit-hours unless otherwise noted and may meet only one degree requirement.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2016-2018 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2018. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever College officials deem necessary and will be communicated via written notice whenever possible or other means as appropriate.

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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII