Recommended Academic Plan - English (ENGL) - University Park - effective Fall 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition

or ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030- Honors Freshman Composition

or ENGL/CAS 137HNotes for: ENGL/CAS 137H - Rhetoric and Civic Life 1

ENGL/CAS 137H - Rhetoric and Civic Life 1

For students aspiring Paterno Fellows Program and/or honors
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
*ENGL 111 (2crs)- The possibilities of EnglishNotes for:

In this 2-credit class, which meets just one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, students hear from our most successful alumni about how they turned their Penn State English degrees into engaging careers; drawing inspiration from that testimony, students then create a “personal strategic plan” that helps them envision their own professional futures.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) (3crs)

GS

2 or 3
Foreign Language (level 001)

Foreign Language

4
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
First Year Seminar (FYS) (GH or GS)Notes for: First Year Seminar (FYS) (GH or GS)

First Year Seminar (FYS) (GH or GS)

Depending on seminar selection, may also count as a humanities (GH) or social/behavioral science (GS) for general education. Students completing the CAS/ENGL 137H/138T sequence do not need to schedule a separate FYS course.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15 or 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL literature,writing,or rhetoricNotes for: ENGL literature,writing,or rhetoric

ENGL literature,writing,or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 (GWS)Notes for: GWS

GWS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL/CAS 138TNotes for: ENGL/CAS 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life 2

ENGL/CAS 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life 2

For students aspiring Paterno Fellows Program and/or honors
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language (level 002)

Foreign Language

4
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

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.*
or ENGL 201 - What is Literature?Notes for: ENGL 201

ENGL 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
*ENGL 111 (2 crs) - Possibilities of EnglishNotes for:

In this 2-credit class, which meets just one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, students hear from our most successful alumni about how they turned their Penn State English degrees into engaging careers; drawing inspiration from that testimony, students then create a “personal strategic plan” that helps them envision their own professional futures.
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) (3 crs)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2 or 3
ENGL literature, writing or rhetoricNotes for: ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric

ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Foreign Language (level 003)

Foreign Language

4
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15 or 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL literature, writing or rhetoricNotes for: ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric

ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Natural Sciences (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
B.A. Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or Foreign Language

Bachelor of Arts

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric Notes for: ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 cf which must be at the 300/400 level) - *At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 4xx from period selectionNotes for: ENGL 4xx from period selection

ENGL 4xx from period selection

Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
B.A. Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or Foreign Language

Bachelor of Arts

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
400-level ENGL period selectionNotes for: 400-level ENGL period selection

400-level ENGL period selection

Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoricNotes for: ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
400-level ENGL period selectionNotes for: 400-level ENGL period selection

400-level ENGL period selection

Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoricNotes for: ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric

18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures

Other Cultures

3
B.A. Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Quantification, or Foreign Language

Bachelor of Arts

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

GHA

1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
400-level ENGL period selectionNotes for: 400-level ENGL period selection

400-level ENGL period selection

Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
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
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

GHA

1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 13.5

Additional Notes

*ENGL 111 - In this 2-credit class, which meets just one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, students hear from our most successful alumni about how they turned their Penn State English degrees into engaging careers; drawing inspiration from that testimony, students then create a “personal strategic plan” that helps them envision their own professional futures.  Not required, but strongly encouraged.

General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education courses they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.

Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 60 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the LIberal Arts. A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under "requirements for the major" must be completed at University Park. Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Scheduling patterns vary according to course offerings.

Both US (United States Cultures) and IL (International Cultures) courses must be completed within the degree requirements; these courses may not be used to fulfill the Other Cultures 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

ENGL/CAS 137H - Rhetoric and Civic Life 1
For students aspiring Paterno Fellows Program and/or honors
In this 2-credit class, which meets just one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, students hear from our most successful alumni about how they turned their Penn State English degrees into engaging careers; drawing inspiration from that testimony, students then create a “personal strategic plan” that helps them envision their own professional futures.
First Year Seminar (FYS) (GH or GS)
Depending on seminar selection, may also count as a humanities (GH) or social/behavioral science (GS) for general education. Students completing the CAS/ENGL 137H/138T sequence do not need to schedule a separate FYS course.
ENGL literature,writing,or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
ENGL/CAS 138T - Rhetoric and Civic Life 2
For students aspiring Paterno Fellows Program and/or honors
In this 2-credit class, which meets just one day a week for the first ten weeks of the semester, students hear from our most successful alumni about how they turned their Penn State English degrees into engaging careers; drawing inspiration from that testimony, students then create a “personal strategic plan” that helps them envision their own professional futures.
ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
ENGL literature, writing or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 cf which must be at the 300/400 level) - *At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
ENGL 4xx from period selection
Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
400-level ENGL period selection
Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
400-level ENGL period selection
Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493
ENGL literature, writing, or rhetoric
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric (at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level). At least 3 credits at the 300/400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
400-level ENGL period selection
Must select one 400-level course in each of the following areas: Medieval through 16thCentury;ENGL 405,407,440,441,442,443,444,445; 16th century through 18th century--ENGL 405,437,439,440,444,445,446,447,448 ; The 19th century--ENGL 430,432,435,437,439,450,452,453,461,463,466,469,489,490,492,493; The 20th century--ENGL 426,427,428,429,431,433,435,436,437,438,439,451,454,456,457,458,461,462,463,466, 467,468,469,484,488,490,493