2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

English, B.A.

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The English BA Program

The baccalaureate degree program in English combines a solid liberal arts background in the Humanities with the specialized skills needed to meet the growing demand for highly competent, high performing, and broadly educated individuals in an increasingly diverse society and workplace. Students are required to take 6 required credits in College Composition,18 required credits in literature, a course in applied literary theory, a course in applied linguistics, an intermediate composition course and a 12-credit concentration of courses in creative writing, professional writing or cross-cultural literature with a focus on literature of the African diaspora. They also take Internship (ENGL 420 ), which introduces them to professional opportunities for English majors, and the Senior Thesis (ENGL 422 ), which provides the opportunity to research a literary topic they are interested in or to develop a manuscript in creative or professional writing. The distribution of required literature courses is as follows. All English BA students must take at least one course in each of the three following geographic areas of cross-cultural literature: European, American, and Caribbean/Latin American. Students take any two additional 300-level literature courses, and a 300-level English elective in a concentration other than their own.

Admission into BA Program

Admission to the English BA program is open to all students. English majors must earn a minimum grade of C in all English courses. The AA degrees in English and African Diaspora Literature offer seamless transfer into the BA. In addition, the English Department has a formal articulation agreement with Kingsborough’s Journalism Program and the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Writing and Literature Program.


B.A. - English
HEGIS Code: 1501.00
CIP Code: 23.0101

Fixed/Required Core

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 12

Major Requirements & Electives

Concentration (See Below) 12 Credits

Total Credits: 78

Grand Total Credits: 120

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