English

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell University 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.

Suggested Four-Year Major Plan worksheet

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2016-2017 academic year.
First Year

Fall Semester Credits
 Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1
 Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 by placement) 3
 Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics 3
 Core: Social Science 3
 Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3
 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester Credits
 Core: Social Science  3
 Core: HI 101 Roots of the West or HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Catholic Theology 3
Total: 16

Second Year

Fall Semester Credits
 EN 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature 3
 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills
(or DR 102, 103, 104)
3
 Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3
 Enriched Core Cluster
(Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)
3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 EN 306 English Literature  3
 English Major Elective*** 3
 Core: Biological or Physical Science 3
Enriched Core Cluster
(Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican)
3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Third Year

Fall Semester Credits
EN 305 American Literature*** 3
English Major Elective*** 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
 EN 401 Shakespeare: Plays of Politics or
EN 417 Shakespeare: Plays of Love
3
English Major Elective*** 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Credits
 English Major Elective*** 3
 English Major Elective*** 3
Elective 3
 Elective 3
 Elective 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester Credits
EN 410 Capstone Seminar  3
Comprehensive Exam**** 0
Elective 3
Elective  3
Elective   3
Elective 3
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 apply EN 207, EN 221, EN 226 or EN 229 toward their five 300 or 400-level major electives.

***Students may substitute EN 305 with EN 313: American Novel which 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

ENGLISH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

No. Course Title Required
 207 Global Literature
 221 Women in Literature
 226 Psych and Literature
 229 Literature and Arts
 301 Masterpieces of Western Literature  X
 302  Renaissance Poetry and Prose
 303  Literature of Romantic Movement
 304  Literature & Diversity (Enriched Core)
 305  American Literature or 313  X
 306   English Literature  X
 307  Modern Drama
 309  Age of Milton
 311  Age of Chaucer
 312  English Novel
 313  American Novel
 314  Children’s Literature
 317  Literary Criticism
 318  Celtic Voices
 320  Writing Power
 324  Catholic Writers(Enriched Core)
 332  Modern Irish Drama
 335  Teaching Writing: Theory & Practice
 338  Writing for the Professions
 345  African-American Literature
 349  Literature & the Environment (Enriched Core)
 401  Shakespeare: Play of Politics OR 417  X
 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
 417  Shakespeare: Plays of Love OR 401
 420  History & Structure of the English Language
 489  Internship
 499 Independent Study (with permission)

 

ALL ENGLISH MAJORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE ENGLISH COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION PRIOR TO GRADUATION