BA Major in English with Emphasis in Digital Storytelling

B.A., Major in English with Emphasis in Digital Storytelling

The major in English prepares students for graduate study within the field of English or within related fields and for all professional study that relies on preparation, analysis, or interpretation of texts. The English department offers degrees for students interested in graduate study, employment in a variety of careers requiring strong critical thinking and communication skills, employment in the realm of professional writing or creative writing, or employment as a secondary educator. Graduates also find admission to programs in English, Philosophy and Religion, Law, and related programs.

Major requirements*

  • ENG 202 Introduction to Literary Studies (3 hours)
  • ENG 230 Culture in Context (3 hours)
  • ENG 280 Digital Literacy (3 hours)
  • ENG 299 Literary Theory and Criticism (3 hours)
  • ENG 359C/D Tesserae Practicum (1 hour, minimum 2 hours)
  • ENG 340 Language: Structure and Meaning (3 hours)
  • ENG 426 Professional Writing (3 hours)
  • ENG 454A Senior Project (1.5 hours)
  • ENG 454B Senior Project (1.5 hours) 

Two additional courses from the following: 

  • ENG 213 Survey of English Literature (3 hours)
  • ENG 227 Survey of American Literature (3 hours)
  • ENG 335 Survey of World Literature (3 hours) 

Two courses from the following: 

  • ENG 330 Creative Writing: Short Story (3 hours)
  • ENG 337 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENG 343 Creative Writing: Playwriting (3 hours)
  • ENG 348 Creative Writing: Novella (3 hours)
  • ENG 445 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction (3 hours)
  • ENG 447 Creative Writing: Genre Fiction (3 hours) 

Cognate Requirements

  • COMM110 Media Writing (3 hours)
  • COMM204 Introduction to Digital Media Studies (3 hours)
  • COMM205 Introduction to Photography (3 hours)
  • COMM207 Social Media (3 hours)
  • COMM218 Media Development (3 hours)
  • COMM313 Digital Storytelling (prerequisite Media Development or Video Production)

*2023-2024 Academic Catalog

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