BA - English

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    English Department

    English, B.A.

    Program Information:
    The Bachelor of Arts in English majors take 18 hours of courses in lower-division major requirements. These courses are designed as an introduction to the field of English Studies. At the 3000/4000 level, students choose one course from each of eight categories: Language, Writing, Genres, Cultural Studies, Theory, and three period requirements. The English major culminates in the Senior Seminar capstone course. All English majors must demonstrate competence in a foreign language up through the level of FL 2002.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the English degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, students must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7531
    Email: Dorothy Kuykendal (dkuyken3@kennesaw.edu)

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Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community  Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete a 1001-level foreign language course by the end of the second semester.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2111 or ENGL 2112
    3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete ENGL 2110, 2111, or 2112 by the end of the third semester.
  2. Must complete a 1002-level foreign language course by the end of the third semester.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ENGL 2160 or ENGL 2172 or ENGL 2174
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete ENGL 2145 by the end of the fourth semester.
  2. Must complete a 2001-level foreign language course by the end of the fourth semester.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • ENGL 2160 or ENGL 2172 or ENGL 2174
    3
  • 3
  • LING 3030 or LING 3035 or LING 3040
    3
  • 3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete a 2002-level foreign language course by the end of the fifth semester.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • ENGL 2160 or ENGL 2172 or ENGL 2174
    3
  • 3
  • ENGL 4460 or ENGL 4470 or ENGL 4480
    3
  • Any 3000 or 4000-Level Elective from any discipline.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • ENGL 4220 or ENGL 4230 or ENGL 4240
    3
  • ENGL 4560 or ENGL 4570 or ENGL 4580
    3
  • Any 3000 or 4000-Level Elective from any discipline. 
    3
  • Free Elective.  A 3-hour internship (ENGL 3398) is strongly recommended.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must apply to take the Senior Seminar (ENGL 4620) during this semester.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Any 3000 or 4000-Level Elective from any discipline.
    3
  • Free Elective.  Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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