English

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2012-2013 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 Core: Social Science 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Social Science 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
       
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature 3 EN 306 English Literature 3
Core: CO 230 Communication Skills 3 English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
EN 305 American Literature*** 3 EN 401 Shakespeare: Plays of Politics or EN 417 Shakespeare: Plays of Love 3
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3 English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
       
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3 EN 410 Capstone Seminar 3
English Major Elective (300 or 400-level)** 3 Comprehensive Exam**** 0
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
    Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.
**Students may substitute one of their five 300/400-level electives with the following 200-level courses: EN 207, EN 221, EN 226 or EN 229.
***Students may substitute EN 305 with EN 313 American Novel that is offered every other spring semester. Student should check with advisor/department.
****English majors are expected to write a comprehensive essay demonstrating their mastery of clear purposeful prose and the tools of literary analysis in order to obtain a degree in English. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the major to take the examination and in order to graduate.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits
GPA: 2.0
Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C

Checklist for the English Major* Required Taken Grade
 *Students majoring in English/Education must refer to the English and Education Suggested Four Year Major Plan.
(30 credits: 15 required and 15 electives)
 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature  X    
 302  Renaissance Poetry & Prose      
 303  Literature of Romantic Movement      
 305  American Literature or 313 (see note below)  X    
 306   English Literature  X    
 307  Modern Drama      
 309  Age of Milton      
 311  Age of Chaucer      
 312  English Novel      
 313  American Novel (see note below)      
 314  Children’s Literature      
 317  Literary Criticism      
 318  Celtic Voices      
 320  Writing Power      
 324  Catholic Writers      
 332  Modern Irish Drama      
 335  Teaching Writing: Theory & Practice      
 338  Writing for the Professions      
 401  Shakespeare: Play of Politics OR 417  X    
 417  Shakespeare: Play of Love      
 402  Age of Satire      
 403  Literature of the Victorian Age      
 405  Medieval Literature      
 406  Creative Writing      
 409  Modern Poetry      
 410  English Seminar  X    
 411  Contemporary Poetry      
 413  Contemporary Fiction      
 414  Journalism: Newswriting      
 415  Masterpieces of Short Fiction      
 416  Journalism: Editing & Copy Reading      
 420  History & Structure of the English Language (see note below)      
 489  Internship      
 499 Independent Study (with permission)      
ONE of the following 200 level course may be counted as a major elective
 207  Global Literature      
 221  Women in Literature      
 226  Psych & Literature      
 229  Literature & Arts      

Note : English majors seeking secondary certification MUST take EN 420 History & Structure of the English Language and EN 305 American Literature.
ALL ENGLISH MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE ENGLISH COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION PRIOR TO GRADUATION .

 


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