Major in English

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 jmclaughlin@fhu.edu.

 

Degree Requirements


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.

126 HOURS

   

I.  Liberal Arts Core Requirements

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics:  Liberal Arts Core

 

II. Major Requirements

42 hours

(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.)

ENG 295

Introduction to English Studies (W)

2

ENG 305

Advanced Traditional Grammar

3

ENG 335 

Romantic Poetry and Prose OR

ENG 385 

Victorian Poetry and Prose

(3) 

ENG 365

Renaissance Drama (W)

3

ENG 405

Advanced Composition (W)

3

ENG 425 

The British Novel OR

ENG 435 

American Fiction 

(3) 

ENG 495

Senior Project (W)

1

ENG

Additional upper-division English

12

SPA 131

Elementary Spanish I

3

SPA 132

Elementary Spanish II

     

Choose six (6) hours of Literature from the following courses: 

6 hours

ENG 225

English Literature I

(3) 

ENG 226

English Literature II 

(3)

ENG 235 

American Literature I 

(3) 

ENG 236 

American Literature II 

(3) 

ENG 245 

World Literature I 

(3) 

ENG 246 

World Literature II 

(3) 

   

III. Additional Requirements:  

Humanities course for B.A. Degree 

3-4 hours 

   

IV. Electives (including additional Bible):

46-47 hours

*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)