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2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
2020-2021 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.


Areas of Concentration


 Students majoring in English must complete, with at least a 2.00 average, a total of 36 semester hours in the subject, 15 of which must be in courses numbered 3000 or above.

A special curriculum leading to the BA degree with departmental honors in English is also offered. Details are available from the departmental office.

Consult “Degree Requirements of the College ” in this section of the catalog for specific instructions regarding electives and foreign language requirements.

Consult “General Education ” section of the catalog for the general education requirements.
 

Creative Writing


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES.
SEMESTER 3: Second Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Course from INTRO WRITING; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: ENGL 2000 ; Second Course from INTRO WRITING.
SEMESTER 5: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Course from SURVEY requirement; First Course from INTERMEDIATE WRITING.

Semester 1


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

  •  

  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from Mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (other than English or Foreign Language) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


 CRITICAL: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES.

  • Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • Approved Electives (3-5)
Total Semester Hours: 13-15

Semester 3


 CRITICAL: Second course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Course from INTRO WRITING; Admission to the College.

  • Second Course from Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • First Course from Intro Writing (3)3
  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • Approved Electives (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 4


  • CRITICAL: ENGL 2000 ; Second Course from INTRO WRITING.

  •  

  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • Second course from Intro Writing (3)3
  • Approved Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 5


 CRITICAL: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Course from SURVEY REQUIREMENT, First Course from INTERMEDIATE WRITING.

  • First Course from Intermediate Writing (3)6
  • First Course from Survey Requirement (3)4
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


  • Course from Pre-1800 Requirement (3)5
  • Second Course from Intermediate Writing (3)6
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Approved Electives (8)
Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 7


  • Capstone Seminar (3)7
  • Course from Diverse Perspectives requirement (3)8
  • Approved Electives (9)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


  • Upper Division English Elective (6)9
  • Approved Electives (6)
Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


By the end of semester 8, a student will need to have completed at least one of the major Creative Writing tracks:

Fiction (ENGL 2005 , ENGL 4005 , ENGL 4105 )
Creative Nonfiction (ENGL 2004 , ENGL 4001 , ENGL 4101 )
Poetry (ENGL 2007 , ENGL 4007 , ENGL 4102 )
Screenwriting (ENGL 2009 , ENGL 4009 , ENGL 4109 

1 - If a two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 2024 /ENGL 2824 ENGL 2025 , ENGL 2027 , ENGL 2029 , ENGL 2123 /ENGL 2823 , ENGL 2148 , ENGL 2201 , ENGL 2202 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2231 ENGL 2270 ENGL 2300 ENGL 2593 ENGL 2673 ENGL 2674 . These six hours will also fulfill the Humanities General Education Requirement. 

3 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 2004 ENGL 2005 , ENGL 2007 , ENGL 2008 , or ENGL 2009 .

4 - Choose three hours from the following: ENGL 3020 , ENGL 3022 ENGL 3060 ENGL 3070 ENGL 3072  , or ENGL 3080 .

5 - Choose three hours from the following pre-1800 category: ENGL 3035 ENGL 4035 ENGL 4040 ENGL 4050 ENGL 4137 ENGL 4147 ENGL 4148 ENGL 4712  

6 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 4000 , ENGL 4001 , ENGL 4005 , ENGL 4006 , ENGL 4007 , ENGL 4008 , or ENGL 4009 .

7 - Choose three hours from the following Capstone Seminars: ENGL 4101  (prerequisite is ENGL 4001 ); ENGL 4102  (prerequisite is ENGL 4007 ); ENGL 4105  (prerequisite is ENGL 4005 ); ENGL 4109  (prerequisite is ENGL 4009 ).

8 - Choose three hours from the following Diverse Perspectives Category: ENGL 3550 ENGL 3593 ENGL 3673 ENGL 3674 ENGL 4220 ENGL 4322 ENGL 4323 ENGL 4550 ENGL 4593 ENGL 4674 , ENGL 4680 

9 - Choose six hours of English electives at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Literature


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES.
SEMESTER 3: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: ENGL 2000 ; Course from WRITING AND RESEARCH category.
SEMESTER 5: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Course from 3000-level or 4000-level category requirements.

Semester 1


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

  •  

  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from Mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (other than English or foreign language) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


 CRITICAL:  Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES.

  • Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • Approved Electives (3-5)
Total Semester Hours: 13-15

Semester 3


 CRITICAL: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Admission to the College.

  • Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • Course from WRITING AND RESEARCH category (3)3
  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
Total Semester Hours: 13-12

Semester 4


  • CRITICAL: ENGL 2000 ; Course from WRITING AND RESEARCH category.

  •  

  • Fourth Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education course - Arts (3)
  • Approved Electives (3)
  • Course from category requirements at 3000-level or 4000-level (3)4
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 5


CRITICAL: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; Course from 3000-level or 4000-level category requirements.

 

  • Course from category requirements at 3000-level or 4000-level (3)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Elective (6)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 6


  • Course from category requirements at 3000-level or 4000-level (3)4 
  • Courses from literature requirements at 3000-level or 4000-level (6)5
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Approved Electives (5)
Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 7


  • Upper-Division English Electives (6)6
  • Approved Electives (9)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


  • Upper Division English Electives (6)6
  • Approved Electives (9)
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 2024 /ENGL 2824 , ENGL 2025 , ENGL 2027 , ENGL 2029 , ENGL 2123 /ENGL 2823 , ENGL 2148 , ENGL 2201 , ENGL 2202 , ENGL 2220 ENGL 2231 ENGL 2270 , ENGL 2300 ENGL 2593 ENGL 2673 ENGL 2674 .  

3 - Choose three hours from the following Writing and Research category: ENGL 3024 ENGL 3084 ENGL 3301 ENGL 3304 ENGL 3310 ENGL 3384 

4 - Choose three hours from the following survey category: ENGL 3020 ENGL 3022 ENGL 3060 ENGL 3070 ENGL 3072 ENGL 3080 ; and choose three hours from the following diverse perspectives category: ENGL 3550 ENGL 3593 , ENGL 3673 ENGL 3674 ENGL 4220 ENGL 4322 ENGL 4323 ENGL 4550 ENGL 4593 ENGL 4674 ENGL 4680 ; and choose three hours from the following pre-1800 category: ENGL 3035 ENGL 4035 ENGL 4040 ENGL 4050 ENGL 4137 ENGL 4147 ENGL 4148 ENGL 4712 .  

5 - Choose six hours from the 4000-level literature courses: ENGL 4023 ENGL 4027 ENGL 4028 ENGL 4035 ENGL 4040 ENGL 4050 ENGL 4055 ENGL 4060 ENGL 4062 ENGL 4070 ENGL 4071 ENGL 4080 ENGL 4086 ENGL 4104 ENGL 4120 ENGL 4121 ENGL 4122 ENGL 4133 ENGL 4137 ENGL 4147 ENGL 4148 ENGL 4173 ENGL 4220 ENGL 4222 ENGL 4231 ENGL 4234 ENGL 4236 ENGL 4322 ENGL 4323 ENGL 4550 ENGL 4593 ENGL 4674 ENGL 4680 

6 - Twelve hours of Upper-Division English electives at the 3000 or 4000 level, three of which must be at the 4000-level.

Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .
SEMESTER 2: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES.
SEMESTER 3: Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: ENGL 2000 ; Course from LOWER-LEVEL RW&C CORE.
SEMESTER 5: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence.

Semester 1


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 .

  •  

  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from Mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (other than English or foreign language) (3)
Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 2


CRITICAL: Course from INTRO TO LITERARY STUDY.

 

  • Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • Approved Elective (3-5)
Total Semester Hours: 13-15

Semester 3


 CRITICAL:  Course from INTRO TO ENGLISH STUDIES; Admission to the College.

 

  • Intro to English Studies (3)2
  • Approved Elective (3)
  • Lower Level Rhetoric, Writing & Culture Core (3)3
  • Third Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4-3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences (3)1
Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 5


 CRITICAL: First Course in Foreign Language Sequence.

 

  • Rhetoric, Writing & Culture Core (3)4
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (3)
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (3)
  • Approved Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours: 12

Semester 6


  • Area of Concentration Course (3)5
  • Rhetoric, Writing & Culture Core (3)4
  • Upper-Division Diverse Perspectives Course (3)6
  • General Education course - Social Sciences (2000-level) (3)
  • Approved Electives (5)
Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 7


  • Area of Concentration Course (3)5
  • Upper Division English Electives (6)7
  • Approved Electives (6)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 8


  • Upper Division English Electives (6)7
  • Approved Electives (9)
Total Semester Hours: 15

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - Choose six hours from the following, with at least 3 hours from the starred courses: ENGL 2024 */ENGL 2824  (Honors Equivalent)*, ENGL 2025 ENGL 2027 ENGL 2029 ,ENGL 2123 /ENGL 2823  (Honors Equivalent), ENGL 2148 ENGL 2201 ENGL 2202 ENGL 2220 ENGL 2231 *, ENGL 2270 ENGL 2300 *, ENGL 2593 ENGL 2673 ENGL 2674 

3 - Choose three hours from the following: ENGL 2012 , ENGL 2024 /ENGL 2824 , ENGL 2423 ENGL 2710 ENGL 2716 .  

4 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 3024 , ENGL 3084 ENGL 3133 ENGL 3300 ENGL 3301 ENGL 3304 ENGL 3310 ENGL 3384 ENGL 3401 ENGL 3716 ENGL 3720 .

5 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 4133 ENGL 4231 ENGL 4300 ENGL 4301 ENGL 4302 ENGL 4310 ENGL 4475 ENGL 4493 ENGL 4710 ENGL 4711 /ENGL 4712 ENGL 4713 /ENGL 4715 ENGL 4714 .  

6 - Choose three hours from the following: ENGL 3550 ENGL 3593 ENGL 3673 ENGL 3674 ENGL 4220 ENGL 4322 ENGL 4323 ENGL 4550 ENGL 4593 ENGL 4674 ENGL 4680 .

7- Twelve hours of English courses at the 3000 or 4000 level, 3 of which must be at the 4000 level. 

Secondary Education - English


CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS

SEMESTER 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 2: “C” or better in course from ENGLISH MAJOR; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 3: “C” or better in course from ENGLISH MAJOR; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA; Admission to the College.
SEMESTER 4: “C” or better in EDCI 2001 ; First Course in Foreign Language Sequence; ENGL 2000 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.
SEMESTER 5: “C” or better in EDCI 3001  and ENGL 3203 ; Second Course in Foreign Language sequence; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.

Semester 1


  • CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001 ; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.

  •  

  • First Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Analytical Reasoning (from Mathematics) (3)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • Approved Elective (2)
Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


 CRITICAL: “C” or better in course from ENGLISH MAJOR; 2.5 Cumulative and LSU GPA.

  • English Major (3)2
  • Second Course in Foreign Language Sequence (4)
  • General Education course - Natural Sciences Sequence (3)1
  • General Education course - Humanities (other than English or foreign language) (3)
  • Approved Elective (0-2)
Total Semester Hours: 13-15

Semester 3


Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 4


Total Semester Hours: 16-15

Semester 5


Total Semester Hours: 18

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 12

120 Total Sem. Hrs.


1 - If two course sequence is taken in the physical sciences, the additional three hour course must be taken from the life sciences, and vice versa.

2 - Choose six hours from the following: ENGL 2024 /ENGL 2824 , ENGL 2025 , ENGL 2027 , ENGL 2029 , ENGL 2123 /ENGL 2823 , ENGL 2148  ENGL 2300 , ENGL 2593 , ENGL 2673 , or ENGL 2674 .

3 - Choose nine hours from the following: ENGL 3020 , ENGL 3022 , ENGL 3070 , ENGL 3072  , or ENGL 3080 

4 - Choose three hours from the following: ENGL 3024 , ENGL 3084 , or ENGL 3384 .