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Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 
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English, B.A.

A Major in English leading to the B.A. degree consists of 36 credit hours of coursework beyond the General Education requirements.  Students may also elect a Concentration from one of four areas:  

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-43 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program 

Foreign Language Courses

Competency in a foreign language at the intermediate level, certified either through placement exam or coursework at the 2000-level, is required.

Foundation Course (3 credit hours)

Major Courses (36 credit hours)

At a minimum, majors must complete 36 credit hours in English, including 12 credit hours at the 4000-level.  No more than 12 credit hours in ENGL at the 2000-level may be counted toward the major.  Additionally, at least 3 credit hours are required in a departmentally designated diversity course.  English Majors not electing a specific Concentration must complete the following:

Language and Digital Technology Courses

Select two of the following:

Literature and Culture Courses

Select two of the following:

Minor Courses (18 credit hours)

A Major in English also requires completion of either a minor established at UNC Charlotte or an individually designed course of study consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours in coursework selected from English and/or other departments, approved by the student’s Department of English advisor and undergraduate coordinator.  Students with a second major in another department will be considered to have satisfied the minor requirement.  

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at  Consultation with an advisor is required.