Being an English major at Freed-Hardeman is about scholarship and research, but it is also about community. You will have the chance to work alongside like-minded students and a passionate faculty of scholars who are still students themselves. The English program at FHU offers a range of literature courses in the great writers from the British and American literary traditions, as well as topical seminars on areas of special interest to our faculty and students, including courses in women writers, Arthurian literature, and African-American literature. Whatever course you choose to take, you're sure to study under professors who love what they do, who enjoy learning with you, and who approach their craft from a Christian perspective.
Many of our English majors plan to teach at the secondary level. Others pursue a graduate degree in English or enter law school or another professional degree program, such as Information (Library) Science. In fact, our recent graduates have been accepted to graduate and professional degree programs at such respected institutions as Purdue, Vanderbilt, the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Tennessee, among others. Still other graduates are now working in writing and editing, banking and finance, and the ministry. An English major can thus provide good preparation for any field that requires critical thinking and writing skills, the interpretation of texts, and making oral presentations.
For more information regarding the English Program, please contact Dr. John McLaughlin at email@example.com.
To make your path to graduation a little easier, a 4-year plan for students planning to major in English has been created:
B.A. Major in English
Program Coordinator: Dr. John McLaughlin
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation
All English majors must register for and take either the Literature Subject Area Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Major Field Test: Literature in English Test (ETS) during the semester in which the student is enrolled in ENG 495 Senior Project. This test score must be on file for the student to graduate, or the student must present verification that the test has been taken.
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
II. Major Requirements
(In addition to the Liberal Arts Core requirement of three (3) hours of
literature, six (6) additional hours of literature are required, so that the student has credit in all three areas of literature: English, American, and World.)
Introduction to English Studies (W)
Advanced Traditional Grammar
Romantic Poetry and Prose OR
Victorian Poetry and Prose
Renaissance Drama (W)
Advanced Composition (W)
The British Novel OR
Senior Project (W)
Additional upper-division English
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
III. Additional Requirements:
Humanities course for B.A. Degree
IV. Electives (including additional Bible):
*Students must take at least three (3) hours of a theory-based, upper division literature class. A theory-based course is one designated with the letters "TH" on the course schedule.
Requirements for Teaching Licensure in English
1. Completion of the B.A. major in English as outlined above.
2. Required professional education courses. (See Department of Education entry.)
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