Required Courses

The Bachelor of Arts English major offers preparation for a number of professions. The following courses enable students to (1) deepen their knowledge of a variety of literatures and their practice of critical thinking, writing, and interpretation skills; and (2) develop skills and knowledge important to professions that benefit from studies in writing, graphic design, and journalism.

Kevin Dillinger, Ian Rollison
Kevin Dillinger, Ian Rollison

The English major requires these course (51 hours):

  • EN220 Topics in Lit (3)
  • EN265 Technical Writing (3)
  • EN270 Advanced Composition (3)
  • EN290 Introduction to Language and Literary Criticism (3)
  • EN325 Postcolonial Literature (3)
  • EN335 Shakespeare (3)
  • EN345 American Literature (3)
  • EN355 British Literature (3)
  • EN425 Modern and Contemporary Literature (3)
  • EN490 Disability and Literary Theory (3)
  • EN275 Creative Writing (3) (may be repeated)
  • EN123 Media Writing (3)
  • CA130 Introduction to Film (3)
  • CA310 Convergent Journalism (3)
  • EC205 Macroeconomics (3)
  • GD114 Intro to Graphic Design (3)
  • GD225 Introduction to Web Design (3)

Open Electives

The additional hours for the Bachelor of Arts degree are open electives. They may be used for a second major, a minor, or even a Defiance College-approved foreign language study program.

MINOR IN ENGLISH

The minor in English is a balance of literature and writing courses and totals 18 hours. It is designed to address the interests of students who enjoy literature and the ideas that are part of literary study. The minor in English can be used to deepen the critical thinking skills of students in pre-law and can benefit those whose professional goals include well-styled language.

These 2 courses are required:

  • EN220 Topics in Lit (3)
  • EN270 Advanced Composition (3)

Choose 4 of these courses:

  • EN265 Technical Writing (3)
  • EN275 Creative Writing (3)
  • EN325 Postcolonial Literature (3)
  • EN335 Shakespeare (3)
  • EN345 American Literature (3)
  • EN355 British Literature (3)
  • EN425 Modern and Contemporary Literature (3)

Click on the following link for the English Brochure

 

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