2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Literature (B.A.)


College of Arts and Humanities
Department of English, Colbourn Hall, Room: 405

http://english.ucf.edu
Email: english@ucf.edu

Dr. Trey Philpotts
Phone: 407-823-5596

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course.
  • Co-op or internship credit is not accepted in the major.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 15 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF English Department.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Education Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


Statistics - Computers: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


1 See transfer notes for possible substitutions.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (6 Credit Hours)


1 Prerequisite for all 4000 level AML, ENG, ENL, or LIT courses

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (15 Credit Hours)


  • Literary History Requirement
  • Choose five courses from the two groupings

Select at least two pre-1865 literature courses (6 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Each semester, additional courses may satisfy this requirement. Check with advisor for details.

Select at least two post-1865 literature courses (6 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Each semester, additional courses may satisfy this requirement. Check with advisor for details.

Restricted Electives (15 Credit Hours)


  • Upper Division Requirements
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Choose one single author or major author course: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Choose one linguistics or theory course: (3 Credit Hours)


Three additional upper level courses (9 Credit Hours)


  • AML, ENL, LIT or ENG prefix

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


Select primarily from upper level courses, with departmental advisor’s approval. May be outside of the department. Please note that no more than 6 of the following courses may be taken:

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to three semesters of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement. With departmental approval, a cultural/multicultural or related course offered by the Department of English may be used to satisfy one semester of the Graduation requirement.

Additional Requirements


  • The English Department offers multiple opportunities to complete the signature experience requirement. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor for a full listing.

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Maintain and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses used towards the major.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major (9 Credit Hours)

  • Application and admission through the English Honors Committee and the Honors College.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major.
  • Grade of “B” (3.0) or better in an English graduate or undergraduate level course or in a graduate or undergraduate level course outside the major that relates to thesis with approval (3 hrs), Directed Readings (3 hrs), and Thesis hours (3 hrs).
  • Successful completion and oral defense of Honors thesis.

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


  • One of the numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements. Consult a departmental advisor for alternate, new or more appropriate selections.

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


1 Any language course at this level is acceptable.

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


1 Any language course at this level is acceptable.

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


1 Third semester of language can be replaced with a diversity course. See department advisor for list of approved courses.

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


  • LIT 3383 - Women in Literature Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 1