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About the English Bachelor Degree Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Program at Fisher College with a concentration in English will lead to a well-rounded student able to continue on to even higher-level study or to begin a career.  The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program, English Concentration will produce a student who is knowledgeable in many areas within the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, and is highly proficient in written and oral communication, in analysis and synthesis, in quantitative reasoning, in problem solving, and in a greater understanding of the literary arts. In addition to completing the Fisher College core requirements in English and mathematics, the Liberal Arts graduate must successfully complete course work in communications, fine arts, history, foreign language, literature, science, intermediate-level writing, public speaking, and interdisciplinary study connecting at least the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and she/he must complete a senior project and internship.

 
Learning Outcomes

In addition to the learning outcomes in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree, students within the English concentration will also achieve the following concentration-specific learning objectives:

  • Identify and interpret classic and contemporary works of literature written in English
  • Utilize literary and historical theoretical analysis
  • Organize, write, and present information in a researched and engaging manner
  • Explore/practice multiple forms of writing
 
English Career Track

The successful Liberal Arts, English Concentration graduate has the skill, experience, flexibility of mind, and appreciation of diversity to move on to master’s and Ph.D. study, to begin employment, and to be a productive citizen.  Potential careers can include (but are not limited to) teaching, writer/author, social media consultant, paralegal, grant writer, ESL teacher or coordinator.  Graduates may receive employment in education, publishing, government, non-profit, music, theater, history, or language sectors.

 

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English Concentration Program Requirements:

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CS101 Computer Concepts  3  
EN101 English I 3  
EN102 English II   3
IS105 Common Experience 1  
  Math/Science/Computer Science 3 3
  English Elective   3
  Fine Arts Elective   3
  History Elective 3  
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credit 16 15

 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
CM105 Public Speaking 3  
EN201 Intermediate Writing 3  
PS101 Introduction to Psychology   3
  Humanities Elective   3
  Science Elective   3
  Quantitative Reasoning Elective   3
  English Elective 3  
  Social Science Elective 3  
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15

Third Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
IS220 Preparation for Careers and Life after College   3
  Drama Elective   3
  English Elective (300/400 level)  3 3
  Global Awareness Elective 3  
  Humanities Elective 3  
  Liberal Arts Elective (300/400 level)   3
  Social Science Elective 3  
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15

15

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title Fall Spring
LB440 Liberal Arts and Science Seminar1 3  
LB450 Senior Project   3
LB460 Liberal Arts Internship 3  
  Liberal Arts Elective (300/400 level) 3 3
  English Elective (300/400 level) 3  
  History Elective   3
  Experiential Learning2   3
  Free Elective 3 3
  Total Credits 15 15

1Students in the Honors program may substitute IS450 (Senior Honor Thesis I) for this course

2May be fulfilled by LB461, IS317/IS318 or a program director-approved course replacement or research project.