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English, B.A.


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Program Description

The English degree at Kennesaw State University offers students a focused education in English studies including specializations in creative and professional writing, film, literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. English majors take 18 hours of courses in lower-division major requirements before selecting a concentration from among four options:

  • Literature and Culture
  • Film, TV, and Screen Studies
  • Writing and Linguistics
  • General English Studies

The BA in English prepares students for careers in professional writing, editing, publishing, content development, social media management, and more.

 

This program is a part of the Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences .

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Admission, Enrollment, and Graduation Policies

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION .

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Program Course Requirements

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)


General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Core Field of Study (18 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

Introduction to English Studies (3 Credit Hours)


World Literature (3 Credit Hours)


Literature Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Select 6 credit hours from the following list of courses:

World Languages (6 Credit Hours)


Select 6 credit hours (at least 3 credit hours must be completed at the 2000 level) of 1000-2000 level coursework from the following prefixes: WLC, SPAN, FREN, GRMN, ITAL, RUSS, CHIN, JPN, LATN, PORT, KOR, HEBR.

WLC 2209  and WLC 2306  do not meet this requirement. 

Major Requirements (24 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

Writing (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses:

Film, TV, and Screen (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses:

Cultural Studies (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses:

Professionalization and Career Preparation (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses:

Senior Seminar (3 Credit Hours)


Major Concentrations (15 Credit Hours)


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in these courses.

Literature and Culture Concentration


Literature and Culture Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)


Select 15 credit hours from the following list of courses that you have not taken elsewhere in the major. Note: 9 credit hours must be taken in ENGL prefix courses.

Film, TV, and Screen Studies Concentration


Writing (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses not already taken elsewhere in the major:

History (6 Credit Hours)


Select 6 credit hours from the following list of courses not already taken elsewhere in the major:

Advanced Film/TV (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses not already taken elsewhere in the major:

Film Elective (3 Credit Hours)


Select 3 credit hours from the following list of courses not already taken elsewhere in the major:

Writing and Linguistics Concentration


Select 3 credit hours from the Writing list of courses, 3 credit hours from the Linguistics list of courses, and 9 additional credit hours of 3000-4000 level coursework from a combination of courses from either list not already taken elsewhere in the major.

General English Concentration


General English Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)


Select 15 credit hours of 3000-4000 level coursework from the following prefixes: ENGL, FILM, LING, WRIT not already taken elsewhere in the major.

University Electives (21 Credit Hours)


In accordance with KSU Graduation Policy , students must earn a grade of “D” or better in these courses while maintaining a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Free Electives (21 Credit Hours)


Select 21 credit hours of 1000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


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