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2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English - Literary Studies, BA

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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.
  • If a student also pursues the Writing track, ENG 303, ENG 304, ENG 305, ENG 306, ENG 330 and ENG 335 cannot be used as an elective for the Literary Studies track.

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.

Course of Study

General Education Core Curriculum

Professional Development

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:

  • 4 credits
  • 4 credits
  • 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.)



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