The Department of English offers programs leading to the Associate of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Arts degree. Each of these programs develops communication and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued in graduate schools, professional programs, and businesses in a variety of settings.
Students may study for the A.A. with pathways to English or English Education, or they may study for the B.A. in English with a concentration in Literature, Writing & Publication, or Teacher Certification. The Literature option provides students with the broadest possible perspective of diverse literary traditions. The Writing & Publication concentration provides students with the theory and practice of writing and publishing. The Teacher Certification option includes courses in Teacher Education and field experience, leading to certification to teach grades 6-12.
The Department offers minors in English, Studies in English Language Learning (SELL), and Linguistics.
Students may take advantage of study abroad opportunities through the Center for Global Engagement and the University System of Georgia.
The mission of the Department is enhanced by the Writing Center (Dahlonega) and the Writing Fellows Program (Gainesville).
The faculty of the Department of English assist students in planning their academic program of study and in choosing courses that comply with degree requirements for the selected major.
Students are responsible for completing the baccalaureate plan of study during their junior year.
All students pursuing a B.A. in English must earn a grade of B or higher in each of the following courses before advancing to upper-level courses: ENGL 2050, ENGL 2230, and ENGL 21XX (literature survey). All English courses that list ENGL 1102 as a prerequisite assume a prerequisite of ENGL 1101 as well.
A graduation requirement in each B.A. degree program is a senior assessment, which will be administered during the last academic year before graduation. In addition, the following are parts of each degree program:
- Modern Language requirements through Modern Language 2002
- U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History requirement
- Military Science requirements (for Military students): 12 hours
- Teacher Education requirements, if appropriate
- GACE for English education major
No grade below C will be accepted in a major area course required for a degree in English. Major area courses include 1000- through 4000-level courses in the specific discipline in which the student is majoring.
Programs of study are subject to requirements listed in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.
The English Department is the home of The Chestatee Review, a student publication. The Department also includes Dahlonega and Gainesville chapters of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society.
ProgramsAssociate of ArtsBachelor of ArtsMinor