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Northwest Missouri State University

B.A. English

English majors are dynamic. They learn to create, analyze, synthesize, construct, and deconstruct all forms of writing. As such, English majors make excellent information and communications managers. They are highly adaptable, so any field is open to them. An English degree makes an excellent pre-professional degree, not only for the reasons listed above, but also because the major requires a great deal of research.

The requirements for the 30-hour Bachelor of Arts in English provide a course balance of advanced writing and literature that is excellent preparation for the study of law, business, medicine; for careers in teaching, research, publishing, editing, advertising, journalism, technical writing and free-lance writing; and for management and other leadership positions requiring interpretive, diagnostic, and analytical problem-solving abilities.

Required Courses for English
B.A. Degree, 30 hours; Minor required

Course No.

Course Name


Core Requirements 18
Eng 10-233
American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 3
Eng 10-234
American Literature: 1865 to the Present 3
Eng 10-245 English Literature: Beowulf through the 18th Century 3
Eng 10-246
English Literature: Romantics to the Present 3
Eng 10-305
The Literary Critic's Craft 2
Eng 10-372
Introduction to Shakespeare 3
Eng 10-405
Senior Seminar 1
English Requirements
One course from: 3
Eng 10-311  Advanced Composition  
Eng 10-312  Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction  
Eng 10-313  Creative Writing: Fiction  
Eng 10-314  Creative Writing: Poetry  
Eng 10-315  Writing for the Professions  
Approved electives to total 30 hours 9
Total Hours 30