B.A., English

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C- grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
B.A. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.A. degree requirements.
Program Requirements
ENGL F310Literary Criticism3
Select three from the following:9
Continental Literature in Translation: The Ancient World
Continental Literature in Translation: Medieval and Renaissance
Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War
Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present
Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period
Survey of British Literature: Romantic Period to the Present
Select one from the following:3
Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies
Shakespeare: Comedies and Nondramatic Poetry
Select one from the following:3
Traditional English Grammar
Modern English Grammar
Applied English Linguistics
History of the English Language
Select one from the following:3
Women's Literature
Contemporary Native American Literature
Contemporary Alaska Native Literature
Voices of Native American Peoples
Narrative Art of Alaska Native Peoples (in English Translation)
Multiethnic Literatures of the United States
Topics in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature
Women, Gender and Sexuality in Language, Literature and Culture
Northern and Environmental Literature
Select one from the following:3
Studies in American Literature to 1900
Studies in 17th- and 18th-Century British Literature
Studies in Medieval and 16th-Century British Literature
Studies in 20th- and 21st-Century British Literature
Studies in 19th-Century British Literature
Studies in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature
Studies in Comparative/World Literature
Select one from the following:3
Topics in Film Studies
Topics in Language and Literature
Teaching Composition in the Schools
Three ENGL F300- and ENGL F400-level courses (at least one at the F400 level)9
Complete the baccalaureate capstone requirement as determined by the program.
Total Credits36

Requirements for English Teachers (Grades 7-12)

Please ask your advisor for an advising sheet for teaching majors. We strongly recommend that prospective secondary English teachers seek advising from the UAF School of Education early in their undergraduate degree program so that they can be appropriately advised of the State of Alaska requirements for teacher licensure. They will apply for admission to the UAF School of Education’s postbaccalaureate one-year intensive teacher preparation program during their senior year.

Complete all the requirements for the English B.A. degree.
ED F486Media Literacy3
ENGL/FL F200XWorld Literature3
ENGL F317Traditional English Grammar3
or ENGL F318 Modern English Grammar
ENGL F472History of the English Language3
ENGL F485Teaching Composition in the Schools3
LING F101XNature of Language3
A writing course — see list of approved electives3
Two multicultural literature courses, including one Alaska Native literature course, from list of approved electives6
Total Credits27

Note: The above courses can also be used as humanities electives for B.A. degree requirements. If ENGL F200X/FL F200X or LING F101X is used to meet general education requirements, it will not meet the B.A. humanities electives requirement.