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BA in English

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program in English prepares adults for career change, advancement or graduate education, while providing personal enrichment. The program explores the various aspects of literature and advanced writing and enables students to develop a broad general knowledge of the traditional liberal arts disciplines and a greater depth of knowledge in English.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the origins of the English language and its evolution
  • Apply the principles of composition, including rhetorical grammar and usage, critical thinking, basic principles of argumentation and the use of research methods and documentation skills
  • Recognize and identify various genres in literature
  • Identify literary devices, forms and elements
  • Identify historical and cultural characteristics of literary genres
  • Discuss critically issues of gender, class, ethnicity, culture and the individuals that are present in literature

*This list is a guide. Other literature and advanced writing courses may be appropriate for this area of study.

Note: Students planning graduate work in literature should include period and genre courses in their area of study.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? If so, you may be able to transfer credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges or universities. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit – all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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