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)
     

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Core       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:

  ♦  Literature Emphasis       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 15 HOURS (minimum) to include:

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

♦  Theatre Emphasis       48 hours

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS selected from:

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS

All Options:

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

♦  Creative Writing Option       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 Option       12 hours
Twelve (12) HOURS selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES       23-35

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 emphases:
Options
♦  English Emphasis       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 Emphasis       31 hours

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS
      

OPTIONS
♦  English Emphasis       0 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.

♦  Theatre Emphasis       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         37 HOURS  

  • CIS 210: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3) OR CSC 104: Computer Literacy with software Applications (3) OR EDF 204: Emerging Instructional Technologies (3)
  • EDF 103: Introduction to Education (1)
  • EDF 203: Philosophical & Historical Foundation of Education (3)
  • EDF 319: Human Development and Learning (3) OR EDF 319W: Human Development and Learning (Writing Intensive) (3)
  • EDF 413: Assessment in Education (3)
  • ESE 490: Secondary Curriculum, Classroom Organization, and Management (3 hrs.)
  • ESE 499: Supervised Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 hrs.)
  • ESE 543: Teaching of Language Arts in the Secondary School (3)
  • ESE 574: Teaching Reading in the Secondary School (3)
  • SED 401: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (3) OR 401S: Diverse Learners in Middle/Secondary (Service Learning component) (3)

PLUS THREE (3) HOURS of Applied Learning Field Experience which includes the following:

  • EDF 349Q: Applied Learning in Education I (0.5)
  • EDF 349R: Applied Learning in Education II (0.5)
  • EMS 349Q: Applied Learning I: Educational Assessment (0.5)
  • EMS 349R: Applied Learning II: Educational Curriculum (0.5)
  • ESE 349: Applied Learning: Secondary Teaching (1)

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       120-138 HOURS

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.


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 Courses       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 Emphasis       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 Options:

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

♦  Creative Writing Option       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 Option       12 hours
Twelve (12) HOURS selected from:

FREE ELECTIVES       20-26

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 as core requirements in the B.A. program and need not be repeated.

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

One language studies/ESL course      3 hours
Choose from:

Electives in English        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


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.

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).

Candidates earning a degree that leads to teacher certification must take the PRAXIS Series (Professional Assessments for Beginning Teachers) and PLT (Principles of Learning and Teaching) exams as a requirement for graduation. Candidates are encouraged to review the schedule for PRAXIS and PLT registration deadlines prior to beginning the senior year. Specialty exams are required for each certification area sought and it may take more than one test date to complete all requirements. Candidates should confer with their education advisor/counselor to determine the most optimal time to take required exams.

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 Courses       9 hours

One literature course       3 hours
Choose from:

One language studies/ESL course      3 hours
Choose from:

Electives in English        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.)

Courses      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