The courses offered in the English curriculum are designed to develop students’ abilities to express their thoughts clearly, coherently, and effectively in oral and written form; to familiarize them with English, American, and World literature; to develop their analytical skills, critical judgment, and aesthetic appreciation of quality literature; and to help them achieve deeper personal insight and self-awareness. The English major earns a B.A. degree.
Students majoring in English who are judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in English. To graduate ”With Honors in English,” students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum major GPA of 3.25, and complete, with a minimum grade of ”B,” ENG 498 and ENG 499 . In addition, they must pass an oral defense of the thesis. ENG 498 , with approval, may count as three elective credits towards the English degree; ENG 499 counts as three credits of electives beyond the major.
Technical Requirements (3 Hours)
Major Requirements (36 Hours)
Choose One Course from Early British Literature
Choose One Course from Later British Literature
Choose One Course from Early American Literature
Choose One Course from Later American Literature
Choose One Course from Contemporary Literature
Choose 9 additional credits as below:
Additional English literature courses.
One creative writing course, including THR 270 or, with approval, a WRI course.
Students may take multiple ENG 233G courses with different topics.
General Elective Credits
Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128
On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.
All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.