Bachelor of Arts English

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalogue. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Required Courses Of All English Programs

  1. MAJOR: 33 credits

    • CMP311 Advanced English Composition (3) - CS; ILIT; RP; WI
    • LIT112 Approaches to Literature (3) - CS; WI
    • LIT203 Readings in British Literature I (3) - CI; WI
    • LIT204 Readings in British Literature II (3) - CI; WI
    • LIT410 Shakespeare (3)
    • 3 credits in American Literature
    • 12 credits in Literature Electives
    • Select 1

      • LNG307 The English Language: Its Evolution & Structure (3)
      • LNG309 Sociolinguistics (3) - CI II.
  2. CORE: 6 credits

    • CMP101 English Composition (3) - CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)

Additional Requirements For BA, English

  1. MAJOR: 6 credits

    • LIT420 Seminar for English Majors (3)
    • LIT443 Senior Seminar (3)
  2. CORE: 39 credits

    • History and/or Philosophy and/or Religious Studies: 6 credits are required.

      Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If the course(s) do not have a competency, it(they) will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under the Free Electives; an equal number of credits in Core electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.
      • NOTE: History course offerings have changed course prefix/designation from HIS to HST.
    • Foreign Language and Core Electives: 33 credits

    • Foreign Language Requirement

      Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
  3. FREE ELECTIVES: 39 credits

    • Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 3 credits may be taken in English courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 123 CREDITS





Additional Requirements For BA, English, Communications/Public Relations Specialization

  1. MAJOR AND SPECIALIZATION: 30 credits

    • MAJOR: 3 credits:

      Select 1

      • CMP312 Creative Writing (3) - WI
      • CMP317 Journalism (3) -- WI
      • CMP318 Writing for the Media (3) -- WI
    • SPECIALIZATION: 27 credits

      • CA221 Human Communication (3)
      • CA222 Introduction to Mass Communication (3)
      • CMP/PR420 Promotional Writing (3) - WI
      • Career Field Experiences: 6 credits: 2 experiences at the upper division level; both must be in the area of communications/public relations
      • MGT208 Principles of Management (3)
      • MKT209 Principles of Marketing (3)
      • PR322 Introduction to Public Relations (3
      • PR443 Research Practicum (3
  2. CORE: 39 credits:
    • ECO202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3) -- CT
    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) -- CT; QL
    • Foreign Language and Core Electives: 33 credits
    • Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
  3. FREE ELECTIVES: 18 credits

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in English courses.Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in English courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 126 CREDITS





Additional Requirements For BA, Adolescence Education: English

  1. MAJOR 6 credits

    • LIT420 Seminar for English Majors (3)
    • LNG337 Practicum-Implementing English Language Arts at the Secondary Level (3)
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 39 credits

    • NOTE: A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237 Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
    • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) - ILIT 
    • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for Adolescent Learner (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU479-480 Student Teaching and Seminar at Early Secondary/Secondary Level (6/6)
    • SED270 Introduction to the Nature and Educational Needs of Children with Disabilities (3)
    • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
  3. CORE: 39 credits

    • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3) - CT; UD; WI (PSY311 prerequisite: PSY103)
    • History and/or Philosophy and/or Religious Studies: 6 credits are required.

      Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If the course(s) do not have a competency, it(they) will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under the Free Electives; an equal number of credits in Core electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.
      • NOTE: History course offerings have changed course prefix/designation from HIS to HST.
    • Foreign Language Requirement

      This teacher certification program requires successful completion of a minimum of 6 credits in one foreign language in which the student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Foreign Language section of the Daemen catalogue.
    • Core Electives: 24 credits

  4. FREE ELECTIVES: 6 credits

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in English courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 129 CREDITS





Admission To Upper Division Requirements

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in English courses, and an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. In the letter requesting admission to the major, the student should indicate commitment to scholarly work in upper level courses and specify personal qualifications and goals that justify continued study in the major.
  3. Written recommendations from at least two members of the English faculty who have had the student in class and who can attest to the student's competence and integrity.
  4. A writing portfolio (papers, tests, articles) that demonstrate the student's academic work and progress to date and a written description and analysis of that progress.
  5. Reflection essay. (Contact the English Department Chair for instructions.)

NOTE: Transfer students at or above the sophomore level, who have completed one semester of work in the major, will be expected to fulfill the same requirements.

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT TEACHING

  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.55.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.55 in all courses in the major.
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year.
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the Chairs of the Education and English departments.

Graduation Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.00.
  2. TEACHER CERTIFICATION MAJORS: A minimum grade of C in EDU237.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, English, BA, English, Communications/Public Relations specialization, BA, Adolescence Education: English, from the English Department web page or the Program Plans site on the the Registrar’s web page.

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