May 18, 2022
To declare an English Major:
Major credit requirements:
- At least 36 total credits beyong ENG 101 .
- At least 15 credits in residence of 300 level or above courses.
- Exit cumulative GPA of 2.5 in major.
The English Department regularly offers travel course opportunities after the Spring semester. English majors are encouraged to take one travel course prior to completion of their studies. Such opportunities allow a richer cultural understanding of literature that cannot typically be gained in the classroom alone.
A major in English (Literary Studies) requires at least 36 credits beyond ENG 101, including:
At least 18 elective credits:
General Education Core Curriculum
Approaches to Individual and Social Questions
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
BA Foreign Language
For the BA, one of the following:
Completion of three years of a high school foreign language, two of which must be sequential from the same language or completion of a college level foreign language course:
- GER 101 - Elementary German 1 4 credits
- GER 102 - Elementary German 2 4 credits
- SPA 101 - Elementary Spanish 1 4 credits
Note: If a course is used to satisfy the foreign language requirement it may not be used to satisfy the Intercultural Knowledge and Competence requirement.
Degree Credit Requirements
- At least 120 degree credits are required for a bachelor’s degree. There is no limit to the number of credits which may be earned in one department.
- A minimum of 30 of the final 36 credits must be earned in residence to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
- Students must also earn at least 15 credits in residence in upper division courses (300 and 400 level) in the major to receive a bachelor’s degree from WLC.
- If a major requires a capstone course, it is required to be taken at WLC.
- At least 9 credits in the minor must be taken at WLC.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved to satisfy the degree requirements. Individual programs may require grade point averages higher than a 2.0 for courses used to satisfy the major.
Suggested General Education Sequencing
- Freshman : COL 101 (Fall), LAS 101 (Spring), Foreign Language/Foreign Language Diversity, Quantitative Reasoning, ENG 101 , COM 101 , THE 105 /THE 110 , ~9 cr. in the major
Sophomore: Biblical Theology, PED 100 , 1-2 Approaches, declare major
Junior: Applied Theology, 1-2 Approaches
Senior: Systematic Theology, 1-2 Approaches, LAS 401 /LAS 402
(Full general education information may be found here.)