Recommended Academic Plan for English B.A. at Greater Allegheny

Effective Spring 2016

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
World Language Level 001Notes for: World Language Level 001

World Language Level 001

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
100-level ENGL or CMLITNotes for: 100-level ENGL or CMLIT

100-level ENGL or CMLIT

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLITNotes for: 100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLIT

100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLIT

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
World Language Level 002Notes for: World Language Level 002

World Language Level 002

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLITNotes for: 100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLIT

100- or 200-level ENGL or CMLIT

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
World Language Level 003Notes for: World Language Level 003

World Language Level 003

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
ENGL 200 - Introduction to Critical ReadingNotes for: ENGL 200

ENGL 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 201 - What is LiteratureNotes for: ENGL 201

ENGL 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
B.A. fields course

B.A. fields course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 400-level courseNotes for: ENGL 400-level

ENGL 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 400-level diversityNotes for: ENGL 400-level diversity

ENGL 400-level diversity

At least 3 credits at the 300/400 level credit—from either the required or supporting course—must fulfill a department diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues. In addition to the courses on the list below, other courses may fulfill this requirement if in a particular semester they have a diversity focus and are approved in consultation with an advisor. Diversity Course List: ENGL 404, 426, 427, 428, 431, 456, 461, 462, 463, 466, 467, 468, 489, 490, 492
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural science (GN) with lab

Natural science (GN)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Health & physical activity (GHA)

Health & physical activity (GHA)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 400-level Medieval through 16th centuryNotes for: ENGL 400-level Medieval through 16th century

ENGL 400-level Medieval through 16th century

Course List: ENGL 405, 407, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 400-level 16th through 18th centuryNotes for: ENGL 400-level 16th through 18th century

ENGL 400-level 16th through 18th century

Course List: ENGL 405, 437, 439, 440, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
BA fields

BA fields

3
BA other cultures

BA other cultures

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 400-level 19th centuryNotes for: ENGL 400-level 19th century

ENGL 400-level 19th century

Course List: ENGL 430, 432, 435, 437, 439, 450, 452, 453, 461, 463, 466, 469, 489, 492, 493
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 400-level 20th century to presentNotes for: ENGL 400-level 20th century to present

ENGL 400-level 20th century to present

ENGL 426, 427, 428, 429, 431, 433, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 451, 454, 456, 457, 458, 461, 462, 463, 466, 467, 468, 469, 484, 488, 49
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
BA fields course

BA fields course

3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 400-levelNotes for: ENGL 400-level

ENGL 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 487W - Senior SeminarNotes for: ENGL 487W

ENGL 487W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
4
Total credits 16

Additional Notes

Program Notes

Minimum 124 credits required for graduation for a B.A. in English (http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/E/ENGL).

The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to progress through the curriculum. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.

Students must demonstrate or complete the third level of proficiency in a second language. Scheduling of language course work follows the World Language Placement Policy: https://handbook.psu.edu/content/scheduling-world-language-courses

B.A. students must take 9 credits in BA fields courses (Humanities [except ENGL], Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, World Languages [3rd language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the 2nd], Natural Sciences, Quantification).

See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm.

B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses.
See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=otherCultures

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

World Language Level 001
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World Language Level 002
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World Language Level 003
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
ENGL 400-level diversity
At least 3 credits at the 300/400 level credit—from either the required or supporting course—must fulfill a department diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues. In addition to the courses on the list below, other courses may fulfill this requirement if in a particular semester they have a diversity focus and are approved in consultation with an advisor. Diversity Course List: ENGL 404, 426, 427, 428, 431, 456, 461, 462, 463, 466, 467, 468, 489, 490, 492
ENGL 400-level Medieval through 16th century
Course List: ENGL 405, 407, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445
ENGL 400-level 16th through 18th century
Course List: ENGL 405, 437, 439, 440, 444, 445, 446, 447, 448
ENGL 400-level 19th century
Course List: ENGL 430, 432, 435, 437, 439, 450, 452, 453, 461, 463, 466, 469, 489, 492, 493
ENGL 400-level 20th century to present
ENGL 426, 427, 428, 429, 431, 433, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 451, 454, 456, 457, 458, 461, 462, 463, 466, 467, 468, 469, 484, 488, 49