Recommended Academic Plan for English (ENGCC) at Brandywine

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
Arts (GA) General Education selection

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Foreign Language I (BA requirement)

Foreign Language I (BA requirement)

6
Quantification (GQ) General Education selection

Quantification (GQ)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
3
Arts (GA) General Education selection

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Foreign Language II (BA requirement)

Foreign Language II (BA requirement)

6
Natural Sciences (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 221 British Literature to 1798Notes for: ENGL 221

ENGL 221

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

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Arts (GA) General Education selection

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
Natural Sciences (Lab) (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (Lab) (GN)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 201 (GH) What is LiteratureNotes for: ENGL 201 (GH)

ENGL 201 (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 222 British Literature from 1798Notes for: ENGL 222

ENGL 222

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 231 American Literature to 1865Notes for: ENGL 231

ENGL 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 232 American Literature from 1865Notes for: ENGL 232

ENGL 232

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Quantification (GQ) General Education selection

Quantification (GQ)

3
Natural Sciences (GN) General Education selection

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 200 Introduction to Critical ReadingNotes for: ENGL 200

ENGL 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 400-level/Pre-1800 Literature courseNotes for: ENGL 400-level/Pre-1800 Literature course

ENGL 400-level/Pre-1800 Literature course

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

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS)

3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

3
BA Requirement: Other Cultures

BA Requirement: Other Cultures

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

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 Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any levelNotes for: ENGL Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any level

ENGL Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

3
Arts (GA) General Education selection

Arts (GA)

or Humanities (GH) General Education selection

Humanities (GH)

or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

Social and Behavioral Science (GS) General Education selection

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 400-level/post-1800: race, gender, ethnic, minority, or postcolonial literaturesNotes for: ENGL 400-level/post-1800: race, gender, ethnic, minority, or postcolonial literatures

ENGL 400-level/post-1800: race, gender, ethnic, minority, or postcolonial literatures

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

ENGL 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any levelNotes for: ENGL Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any level

ENGL Literature, Writing, Rhetoric, Language at any level

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

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 487W Senior SeminarNotes for: ENGL 487W

ENGL 487W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 310H Honors Thesis in EnglishNotes for: ENGL 310H

ENGL 310H

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

ENGL 400-level

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social/Behavioral Sciences, Quantification

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

- A minimum of 123 credits is required to graduate.
- General Education area requirements—GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS codes—are interchangeable in order; in any given semester, students may choose general education course(s) based on preference, availability, and academic goals, as long as students eventually meet the minimum credits required in these different areas.
- One course in either the first or the second semester must be chosen from among those designated as First-Year Engagement sections.
- Both US (United States Cultures) and IL (International Cultures) courses must be completed within the degree requirements: these latter courses may not be used to fulfill the Other Cultures requirement under the BA (Bachelor of Arts) requirements. The Senior Seminar in English (487W) satisfies Penn State’s Writing Across the Curriculum
(W) requirement.
- ENGL 202B is recommended for English majors.
- Students may take ENGL 200 before ENGL 201. This pair of courses is offered in rotation two out of every three semesters.
- The sequences, ENGL 221-222/ British Literature to and from 1798 and ENGL 231-232/American Literature to and from 1865, are offered in alternate years.
- ENGL 004, 005, 015, 030, and 202 cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.
- Students may choose additional English courses as electives, and they may plan to use some of their electives and other courses in General Education, the BA Degree requirements, and/or the major in satisfaction of the requirements for one of the minors offered at Penn State Brandywine.
- With the approval of the English Program Head, students may substitute up to six credits at the same course level offered in other units. These credits may not be double counted with major and General Education requirements.
 

Legend

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

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