English Majors and Minors

Degree Options

Bachelor of Arts in English

English majors develop broad cultural awareness and advanced reading and writing skills through studies of poetry, drama, fiction, film, and critical theory.  Additional studies of creative and persuasive writing, and grammar and linguistics prepare students for graduate study in literature, rhetoric and composition, creative or technical writing, linguistics, or for study of law.

English Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in English Education

In addition to the cultural, creative, reading and writing courses of an English major, English Teacher Certification majors take courses in methods of teaching English to attain state certification qualifying them to teach English at the middle and high school levels. Since 2010, we have had a 100% placement rate for all English Education graduates and a 100% pass rate on certification tests since 2006. Recently, state statistics show five teacher openings for every one graduate.

English Teacher Certification Requirements


English Minors

English majors may minor in the following:   English, English as a Second Language, Humanities, and Spanish.

The Spanish minor includes a methods course for those preparing to teach Spanish.  Courses in the Spanish minor may include work in literature, grammar, composition, conversation, and culture.

Minor in English - 140D

Three hours from the following (literature):
ENG 2423 American Literature to 1865
ENG 2433 American Literature since 1865
ENG 2643 British Literature to 1800
ENG 2653 British Literature since 1800
ENG 3143 Introduction to Film
ENG 3363 Critical Approaches
ENG 4523 American Lit: Period, Movement, or Type (Subject named in title listing)
ENG 4543 British Lit: Period, Movement, or Type (Subject named in title listing)
ENG 4553 World Lit: Period, Movement, or Type (Subject named in title listing)
ENG 4613 Genre: Period, Movement, or Type (Subject named in title listing)
ENG 4813 Special Topics in Literature (Subject named in title listing)

Three hours from the following (language theory):
ENG 4013 Grammar and Linguistics
ENG 4823 Special Topics in Language (Subject named in title listing)

Three hours from the following (writing)
ENG 2243 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 2713 Publications Practicum
ENG 3113 Reading and Writing Advanced Essays
ENG 3183 Technical and Professional Writing
ENG 3193 Persuasive Writing and Logic
ENG 3343 Composing Theories and Practices
ENG 3373 Introduction to Creative Writing: Genre (Subject named in title listing)

Twelve hours of approved electives with ENG prefix (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213 not included).

Minimum Total Hours = 21

(NOTE: At least 6 hours must be at the 3000-4000 level.)
Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.

Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.
 


Minor in English as a Second Language (ESL) - 720A

ENG 4013 Grammar and Linguistics
ENG 4823 Special Topics in Language Arts
(this course will be taken twice with different topics)
HUM 2713 Language and Culture
Six hours foreign language (taken, not tested out, ASL not accepted)

Minimum Total Hours = 18

Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.
 


Minor in Humanities - 730A

Students must complete 12 hours of required courses in the G area of General Education to satisfy General Education graduation requirements. One of the courses with ART, COMM, HIST, HUM or MUS prefixes taken to satisfy General Education G.1 or G.2 area requirements may apply toward the Humanities minor. Students will need 15 additional hours beyond G.1 and G.2 General Education requirements to complete the Humanities minor.

Select one of the following:
HIST 1113 Early Western Civilization
HUM 2113 General Humanities 1

Select one of the following:
HIST 1123 Modern Western Civilization
HUM 2123 General Humanities II

Select nine hours from the following:
General Education G.1 and/or G.2 area courses with ART, COMM, HIST, HUM or MUS prefixes.
And/or ART
ART 2243 Art History Survey I
ART 2253 Art History Survey II
ART 4213 History of Art-Cotemporary
ART 4273 History of Art-Classical
ART 4983 Seminar in Art (Subject named in title listing)
COMM
COMM 3403 Theatre History Survey
COMM 4423 Intercultural Communication
ENG
ENG 2423 American Lit to 1865
ENG 2433 American Lit since 1865
ENG 2643 British Lit to 1800
ENG 2653 British Lit since 1800
ENG 3143 Introduction to Film
ENG 3363 Critical Approaches
ENG 4000 level literature
HIST
Any HIST except HIST 3133, 3883 and 4543
MCOM
MCOM 1733 Introduction to Mass Media
MUS
MUS 3633 History of Music Through Bach
MUS 3643 History of Music since Bach

Three hours 4000 level approved humanities course from ART, COMM, ENG, HIST, HUM or MUS.

Minimum Total Hours = 18

Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.


Minor in Spanish - 420A

SPAN 1223 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish II
Nine hours upper-division Spanish courses (3000-4000 level)

Minimum Total Hours = 18

"Teacher" or "methods" courses and courses taught in English do not apply on the minor.

Must earn three hours of upper division work at ECU towards minor to complete minor residency requirement.