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  Nov 30, 2020
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English (B.A.)

The BA in English provides students with a broad foundation in British and American literature through a number of survey courses and then allows students considerable individual choice from a rich array of courses that add depth to their programs.  All English courses value and hone analytical, writing and speaking skills; thus, an English major is excellent preparation for careers in business, law, medicine, and education, as well as for graduate study in literature.

Sage offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a minor in English. We also cooperate with the Education program to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education with optional annotation in Middle Childhood Education. Students who intend to enter the professional Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy program may complete the BA in English, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or the MS in Occupational Therapy.

Program Requirements : 35 credits

I. Complete the following : 8 credts
ENG 190 Introduction to English Studies
ENG 405 Senior Seminar/Project (capstone)

II. Complete three Survey Courses: 9 credits
   One must be before 1865; One must be American; One must be British:
   ENG 201 British Literature I
   ENG 202 British Literature II
   ENG 206 American Literature II
   ENG 208 American Literature I
   ENG 211 British Literature III

III. Complete Five English Courses: 15 Credits

Two must be Period courses
  ENG 303 Romantic Literature
  ENG 304 Victorian Literature
  ENG 305 Modern British Novel
  ENG 308 Modern Theatre
  ENG 313 Medieval Literature
  ENG 319 18th Century British Literature
  ENG 323 Renaissance Literature
  ENG 338 Modern American Novel
  ENG 341 Modern Poetry

One course must be Cross-Cultural
  ENG 213 African-American Literature
  ENG 215 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature
  ENG 221 Native American Literature
  ENG 250 Women’s Literature
  ENG 264 The Bible as Literature

Two additional ENG courses
Courses should be selected from the above lists (or by advisement).

IV. Complete one Major Author course: 3 credits
   ENG 401 Shakespeare
   ENG 414 Chaucer
   ENG 448 Author/Special Topics Course

Degree Completion Notes
Total credits required for bachelor degree (minimum): 120 credits
Completion of General Education coursework required
1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Minimum major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.200