Degree Requirements

English (B.A.)  ♦  English/Teaching (B.A.)  ♦  English (B.A./M.A.) 3+2 Accelerated  ♦  Endorsement  ♦ Minors  ♦  English (M.A.)  ♦  Creative Writing (M.F.A.)


English (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS      40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
  • Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - English majors will fulfill ACCT with: ENG 491(Technical Writing Emphasis), 490 (Creative Writing Emphasis), or 492 (Literature Emphasis ), or THE 495 (Theatre Emphasis). (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout  Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS      9 hours
(The following courses must be taken by all English majors)

       † ENG 302 should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses - with exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 352, and 499

►All students must choose one of the following concentrations:

  ♦  Literature Concentration       39 hours

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from the following:

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from the following:

       PLUS a minimum of 15 HOURS additional upper division literature consisting of:

  • Three (3) hours in British literature
  • Three (3) hours in American literature
  • Nine (9) hours at the 400 and 500 level.

♦  Creative Writing Concentration       30 hours

       PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS (minimum) selected from the following:

♦  Technical Writing Concentration       30 hours

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

♦  Theatre Concentration     49 hours

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS

G = Courses counted in General Education portion of degree program

All Concentrations      0G hours

  • SIX (6) HOURS of one foreign language at the appropriate level OR American Sign Language (fulfills Gen. Ed. 6)

♦  Creative Writing Concentration       6 hours
        SIX (6) HOURS from the following with no more than three semester hours from any one group:

  • CMS 320: Persuasion (3) OR CMS 350: Organizational Communication (3)
  • COM 201: Writing and Reporting News I (3)
  • JOU 305: Feature Writing OR JOU 307: Editorial and Opinion Writing (3)
  • CIS 212: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3)

♦  Technical Writing Concentration       12 hours
        TWELVE (12) HOURS selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES       29-35

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       120 hours
 


English/Teaching (B.A.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS      40 HOURS

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
  • Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - English majors will fulfill ACCT with: ENG 491(Technical Writing Emphasis), 490 (Creative Writing Emphasis), or 492 (Literature Emphasis ), or THE 495 (Theatre Emphasis). (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout  Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       21 HOURS
(The following courses must be taken by all English/Teaching majors)

     **Should be taken before  enrolling in upper level literature courses (with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499).

All students must choose one of the following concentrations:

♦  English Concentration      12 hours

       * PLUS SIX (6) HOURS (minimum) additional upper division hours which must include:

  • THREE (3) HOURS of American Literature
  • THREE (3) HOURS of British Literature

       * three of these additional hours must be at the 400 level or above.

♦  Theatre Concentration      31 hours

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      

♦  English Concentration       0G HOURS

  • SIX (6) HOURS of one foreign language* at the appropriate level or American Sign Language. (fullfills Gen. Ed. E-6)

       * 3-6 hours may be waived for high school foreign language study.  For details, see Foreign Language Placement and Waiver guidelines.

G = Courses counted in General Education portion of degree program

♦  Theatre Concentration      6 hours

  • CMS 100: Introduction to Human Communication (3) (fullfills Gen. Ed. 1C)
  • CMS 205: Advocacy and Opposition (3)
  • CMS 210: Public Speaking (3)
     

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS         46 HOURS 

  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • SED 104: Introduction to Special Education (see below)
  • EDF 203: Philosophical & Historical Foundations of Education
  • EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies
  • EDF 219/219W: Human Development and Learning/Human Development and Learning (writing intensive)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education
  • SED 401/401S: Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EMS 300W: Curriculum & Instructional Design (writing intensive)
  • EMS 490: Classroom & Behavior Management in P-12
  • ESE 543: Teaching of the Language Arts in the Secondary Schools
  • ESE 574: Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
  • CED 499: Supervised Student Teaching P-12 (12)

         SED 104 will fulfill Gen. Ed. 6 requirement for the Theatre Concentration ONLY making Professional Education Requirements above equal 43 hours.

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experiences to include:

  • CED 100: Clinical I: Intro to the Education Profession (.5) (formerly EDF 349Q)
  • CED 200:  Clinical II: Understanding the Learner (.5) (formerly EDF 349R)
  • CED 300: Clinical III: Curriculum and Instructional Design (.5) (formerly EMS 349Q)
  • CED 400: Clinical IV: Diagnosis & Perception (.5) (formerly EMS 349R)
  • CED 450: Clinical V: Practicing Teaching (1) (formerly ESE 349)

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       120 hours

The state of Kentucky requires one or more Praxis Series tests for licensure to teach in the State.  Please see Praxis website or consult with your advisor for details.
 


ENGLISH (B.A.) + ENGLISH (M.A.)

Accelerated 3+2 Dual Degree Program

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS      40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
  • Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - English majors will fulfill ACCT with: ENG 491(Technical Writing Emphasis), 490 (Creative Writing Emphasis), or 492 (Literature Emphasis ), or THE 495 (Theatre Emphasis). (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below.)
  • Upper division courses (42 hrs. distributed throughout  Major/Supporting/Gen Ed/Free Electives categories)
     

►►B.A. 3+2 ENGLISH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       18 hours
(The following courses must be taken by all English majors)

ENG 302 should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses - with exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 352, and 499

►All students must choose one of the following:

  ♦  Literature Concentration       39 hours

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from the following:

       PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from the following:

       PLUS a minimum of 15 HOURS additional upper division literature consisting of:

  • Three (3) hours in British literature
  • Three (3) hours in American literature
  • Nine (9) hours at the 400 and 500 level.

♦  Creative Writing Emphasis       30 hours

PLUS TWELVE (12) HOURS (minimum) selected from the following:

♦  Technical Writing Emphasis       30 hours

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS

All Concentrations          0G hours

  • SIX (6) HOURS of one foreign language at the appropriate level OR American Sign Language (fulfills Gen. Ed. 6)

       G = Courses counted in General Education portion of degree program

♦  Creative Writing Concentration      6 hours
        Six (6) HOURS from the following with no more than three semester hours from any one group:

  • CMS 320: Persuasion (3) OR CMS 350: Organizational Communication (3)
  • COM 201: Writing and Reporting News I (3)
  • JOU 305: Feature Writing OR JOU 307: Editorial and Opinion Writing (3)
  • CIS 212: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with Software Applications (3)

♦  Technical Writing Concentration      12 hours
       TWELVE (12) HOURS selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES       20

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       120 hours  (Completes B.A. portion of the Accelerated 3+2 Program)

►►M.A. 3+2 ENGLISH MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  The above 800 level courses are taken and the hours are counted as core course requirements in the B.A. program and need not be repeated.

       PLUS ONE (1) Literature course selected from the following:

       PLUS ONE (1) Language Studies/ESL course selected from:

All Students MUST choose one of the following options:  Thesis or Non-Thesis        15 hours

♦  Thesis Option:

♦  Non-Thesis Option:

  • Students who choose not to complete a thesis are required to complete a mentored scholarly paper which must be evaluated and approved by the departmental  Graduate Studies Committee. Students completing a mentored scholarly paper may register for ENG 895 as one of their elective courses. Students must complete  a project proposal form and have it approved by the mentor and the program coordinator before registering for ENG 895: Mentored Scholarly Project .

EXIT REQUIREMENTS       0 hours

  • GRD 857e: MS English Written Comprehensive Exam
  • GRD 858e: MS English Oral Thesis Defense

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30 hours

TOTAL HOURS TO DEGREE COMPLETION        141


Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement

(This endorsement must be accompanied by the B.A. in English/Teaching.)
Students planning to add a teaching English as a second language endorsement to their certification need to take:

       PLUS, in addition to other teacher education requirements listed:

  • EMS 575: Methods and Materials for Teaching English as a Second Language (3)

MINORS

Minor in English

Requirements        18 hours

       **Should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses (with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499).

Minor in English (Teaching)

A minor in English (Teaching) is available only to students having a teaching major in another field.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS       24 hours

     **Should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses (with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499).

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS       3 hours

  • ESE 574: Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       27 hours

**Should be taken before enrolling in upper level literature courses (with the exception of ENG 350, 351, 352, 353, and 499).

The state of Kentucky requires one or more Praxis Series tests for licensure to teach in the State.  Please see Praxis website or consult with your advisor for details.
 

Minor in Theatre Arts

       Please see requirements at: http://www.theatre.eku.edu/degree-requirements

Minor in Theatre Arts (Teaching)

       Please see requirements at: http://www.theatre.eku.edu/degree-requirements


Masters Programs

English (M.A.)

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       9 hours

       PLUS ONE (1) literature course selected from:       3 hours

       PLUS ONE (1) Language Studies/ESL course selected from:      3 hours

All Students MUST choose one of the following options:  Thesis or Non-Thesis        15 hours

♦  Thesis Option:

♦  Non-Thesis Option:

  • Students who choose not to complete a thesis are required to complete a mentored scholarly paper which must be evaluated and approved by the departmental  Graduate Studies Committee. Students completing a mentored scholarly paper may register for ENG 895 as one of their elective courses. Students must complete  a project proposal form and have it approved by the mentor and the program coordinator before registering for ENG 895: Mentored Scholarly Project .

EXIT REQUIREMENTS       0 hours

  • GRD 857e: MS English Written Comprehensive Exam
  • GRD 858e: MS English Oral Thesis Defense

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       30 hours

Creative Writing (M.F.A.) (Bluegrass Writer's Studio)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS      48 hours

                Students must complete four sections of any combination of ENW 800 and/or ENW 801 for a total of 12 hours. Topic must vary in each section. Course content is not to be repeated.

               Students must complete four sections of this course for a total of 12 hours. Topic must vary in each section. Course content is not to be repeated.

               Students must complete four sections of this course for a total of 24 hours. Topic must vary in each section. Course content is not to be repeated.

EXIT REQUIREMENT

  • GRD 858f: MFA Creative Writing Comprehensive Presentation       0 hours

THESIS
By the time a student has completed the fourth required section of ENW 820 MFA Writing Workshop/Mentorship (6 credits) he/she will have produced a  book-length creative thesis of publishable quality. The thesis must be approved by the MFA Committee. (Detailed information concerning the preparation andsubmission of the creative thesis may be obtained from the MFA program coordinator.)

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       48 hours