English 7-12, B.S.

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The graduation requirements are listed below. In addition, students select free electives to reach 120 credits overall required for the degree, and this program requires a 2.7 cumulative GPA for graduation. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements for the major (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers:  https://www.southernct.edu/academics/english/programs.  

This is an educator preparation program in the State of Connecticut with additional admission requirements (see Admissions>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs). Candidates recommended for certification must also meet any additional Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) requirements (see Degree Requirements>>Teacher/Educator Preparation Programs) in effect on the date CSDE receives the certification application.


All bachelor’s degree programs include liberal education (LEP) and writing (W) course requirements. To review more detailed information, please visit General Education (LEP) Degree Requirements.   


Up to three courses in the major/cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements and will be indicated below; no more than two courses in the same subject may be used towards LEP Explorations.

Major GPA 2.7 required; 'C' or better in all major courses; no more than 1/3 credits in major may be transfer credit.

All English majors are expected to take at least one course in American literature and at least one course in British literature.

English Requirements (42 Credits)
ENG 307 – Literary Analysis for English Majors (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 308 – English Studies: Critical Theories (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 309 – Rhetorical Strategies in Writing and Communication (must be taken at SCSU)
ENG 312 – English Grammar Systems
ENG 372 – Young Adult Literature
ENG 415 – History of the English Language
ENG 490– Advanced Seminar in Literature

Early and Colonial Literatures (select two):
ENG 321 – British Literature through History I
ENG 342 – Shakespeare I: 1564-1601
ENG 343 – Shakespeare II: 1601-1616
ENG 344 – Shakespeare’s Contemporaries
ENG 360 – Early American Writers
ENG 380 – Chaucer
ENG 385 – English Medieval Literature
ENG 431 – Colonial American Literature
ENG 452 – Renaissance in England
ENG 453 – British Women Writers: 1600-1750
ENG 454 – 17th-Century British Literature
ENG 484 – Milton
LIT 300 – Literature of the Hebrew Bible
LIT 302 – Literature of the New Testament
LIT 310 – Mythology
LIT 311 – Norse and Celtic Mythology
LIT 406 – Classical Drama: Greek and Roman

Eighteenth- and Long Nineteenth-Century Literature (select one):
ENG 322 – British Literature through History II
ENG 323 – American Literature through History
ENG 331 – British Novel to 1900
ENG 361 – American Renaissance
ENG 362 – American Realism
ENG 365 – Literature: The American West
ENG 428 – Victorian Age Literature
ENG 444 – 18th-Century British Literature
ENG 455 – 19th-Century British Literature: 1837-1900
ENG 458 – Romantic Poets
ENG 466 – Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick

Modern and Contemporary Literature Requirement (select one):
ENG 327 – Modern Comedy
ENG 329 – Modern British Literature
ENG 339 – Modern British Novel
ENG 367 – Contemporary American Free Verse
ENG 371 – Literature into Film
ENG 423 – Contemporary African–American Novelists
ENG 424 – The Harlem Renaissance
ENG 461 – The Beat Movement
ENG 463 – 20th-Century American Novel
ENG 464 – Major American Modernists

Multicultural Literatures (select one):
ENG 317 – Cross Cultural Literatures and Contexts
ENG 421 – Feminist Theory and Literary Criticism
ENG 423 – Contemporary African-American Novelists
ENG 424 –The Harlem Renaissance
ENG 460 – Queer Theory
ENG 462 – Gay and Lesbian Film and Literature
ENG 465 – Postcolonial Literature
LIT 382 – Contemporary Latin American Literature

Engish Electives, must be approved by Advisor:
3 credits in ENG Writing Course 200-400 level OR 3 credits in ENG/LIT Literature Course 300-400 level
3 credits in ENG/LIT Literature Course 300-400 level

Education Requirements (32 Credits)
EDU 316 Child Development and Psychology for Educators (‘C’ or better)
EDU 413 Secondary Education (‘C’ or better)
EDU 471 Supporting English Learners for School Success (‘C’ or better)
ENG 492 – Teaching Literature to Adolescents (‘B-’ or better)
ENG 493 – English (Secondary School) (‘B-’ or better)
ENG 494 – Student Teaching-English
ENG 496 Student Teaching Seminar - English 
SED 225 – Introduction to Exceptionalities (‘C’ or better)
RDG 517 – Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools (‘C’ or better)


EDU 200 – Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better) (T2CC)
HIS 110 – United States History to 1877 (T2AE)  OR
  HIS 111 – United States History from 1877 to the present (T2AE)
SHE 203 – School Health ('C' or better) (T2MB)