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Program Requirements

English
  • General requirements for baccalaureate degree.
  • English courses taken to fulfill general education requirements in literature will not count toward the English major.33 semester hours in 200-400 level English courses, including ENG 497 (senior seminar) which is the comprehensive experience in the major.
  • Courses below the 200 level do not count towards the major; at least 27 of the 33 semester hours must be at the 300 level or above.
  • Students are strongly urged to follow a curriculum which gives them a broad knowledge of the various periods of English and American literature.
  • Ordinarily, students may count only one Seminar, one Creative Writing course, and one Special Topics course towards their 33 hours. Extra Creative Writing, Seminar, and Special Topics courses may be credited toward the major only if they do not interfere with the student's pursuit of the recommended curriculum.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all English courses applicable toward the degree and the student must have a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major.
  • One year of college coursework (minimum of 6 semester hours at the beginning level or 6 semester hours at the intermediate level) in a single foreign language or a demonstrated equivalent competency. Two years of a single foreign language are highly recommended for graduate school preparation.
  • 42 semester hours at the upper level (300-400) in the total degree program.
  • A maximum of six (6) credits in honors courses may be used toward the major. The Chair of Humanities in consultation with the English faculty, will determine which Honors courses may count toward the major.
  • Completion in Senior year of all components of the assessment program.

Teacher Certification Program:
English majors seeking 6-12 teaching certification are required to take the following courses: ENG 250 and 300; ENG 220 or 326 or ENG 327 or 328; ENG 400, EDU 325 and 499; PSY 246; and SPE 316, 317, 354, and 362. They must also fulfill the professional education requirements.

Requirements for a Minor in Literature:

A minimum of 18 hours in 200-400 level English courses.
A maximum of 9 hours in 200 level courses.
Courses taken to fulfill general education requirements in writing and literature will not be counted as part of the minor.
A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Requirements for a Minor in Writing:
  • A minimum of 18 hours in 200-400 level English courses.
  • A maximum of 9 hours in 200 level courses.
  • Courses taken to fulfill general education requirements in writing and literature will not be counted as part of the minor.
  • Nine hours of writing courses beyond Composition & Texts I & II. ENG 300 Advanced Writing is required; the remaining six hours must be chosen from among ENG 305 Creative Writing, ENG 382 Business Communication, Special Topics, ENG 200-400, ENG 480 Practicum, and ENG 485 Internship.
  • 9 hours of literature courses, at least one at the 300-400 level.
  • A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses applicable to the minor.

Honors Program:
To graduate with honors in English, students must have:
  • A grade point average of 3.5 in English courses.
  • Six hours of history beyond general education requirements (which may be satisfied by completing a semester of non-American History and a semester of American History).
  • Twelve (12) hours (two years) (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language at the college level.

Special Program:
Membership in the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta (Rho Rho Chapter), is available to students.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Quincy University will grant credit through CLEP to a maximum of 30 semester hours. Quincy accepts the American Council on Education's recommended scores for all tests. For the English Composition exam, students receive 3 credit hours for completing the exam (essay required) and can submit 3 writing samples to the Coordinator of Composition to receive an additional 3 hours (6 total). For more information about CLEP, contact the Coordinator of Learning Support Services.


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