May 21, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

English, BA

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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.

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

Technical Requirements (3 Hours)

Major Electives

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

(If Needed)

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.

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