BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Literature

You can easily complete your English degree in four years (eight semesters). The four-year degree plan does not take into account dual or transfer credit.

Course availability and prerequisites can change, so talk to your advisor each time you schedule courses.

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school and your choice of general education electives.

Minor required. (Minors typically require 15-18 credit hours.)

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
Life Sciences (lab) or Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education 4
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E.
3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
ENG 200 Great Books and Instant Classics
or ENG 282 Literature by Women
or ENG 283 Folklore and Cultural Engagement
or ENG 289 Literature, Culture, and Conflict
3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Introductory Experiences - ENG elective (ENG 203, 205, 215, 216, 225 or 339) 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E.
or HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E.
3
Life Sciences (no lab) or Physical Sciences (no lab) - General Education 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 115 Ethics and Contemporary Issues
3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG 235 Critical Approaches to Literature 3
Written Communication and Integrative and Applied Learning - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I
or ENG 341 Survey of English Literature II
3
ENG 350 Survey of American Literature I
or ENG 351 Survey of American Literature II
3
Diversity - ENG elective (ENG 354, 355, 362, 363 or 554) 3
Course for minor 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
American Literature - ENG elective (ENG 350, 351, 517, 519, 553, 557, 558, 559 or 562) 3
Specialized Approaches - ENG elective (ENG 435, 483, 491, 533, 534, 563, 580 or 583) 3
Foreign Language - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ENG elective 3
British Literature (ENG 312, 340, 341, 510, 512, 513, 514, 541, 543, 544, 546, 547, 548 or 598) 3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ENG elective (400 or 500-level) 3
ENG 301 Seminar in English Studies and Public Affairs
or ENG 599 Advanced Seminar in Literature
3
Fine Arts - BA requirement 3
Course for minor 3
Course for minor 3
Total hours15
Degree plan last reviewed 05-15-2018.