English, B.A.

Juneau

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the program after admission to UAS and declaring an English major. At the time of admission, they will be assigned to an academic advisor in the humanities department.

Candidates must complete general education requirements as well as the specific program requirements listed below. Courses may not be used to fulfill more than one requirement in the B.A. program. Students must complete 42 credits of upper-division courses (24 of these must be UAS credits). A maximum of 12 credits of independent study may be applied toward the B.A. in English.

The B.A. in English provides a broad foundation in the liberal arts as well as specialized training in language and literature. The program is designed to provide students with knowledge of English and American literature and culture and their multicultural contexts, and advanced skills in critical reading, research, writing, speaking, and problem solving. Program assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted at the Program Assessment website.

Minimum Credit Hours120
General Education Requirements34
World Language Requirement8
Major Requirements12
Emphasis Requirement18-21
Electives45-48
General Education Requirements
Complete General Education Requirements which must include the following:34
Humanities
Survey of American Literature II
World Language Requirement
Language courses 18
Major Requirements
ENGL S215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGL S223Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL S224Survey of British Literature II3
Select one of the following:3
The Art of the Essay
ENGL S362
Nature Writing
Emphasis Requirement
Complete an emphasis area.18-21
Electives
Select 45-48 credits of electives. 245-48
Total Credits120
1

Students must take a minimum of 8 credits in the study of a single world or Alaska Native language.

2

Upper division credits as needed.

English Emphasis Areas

Creative Writing Emphasis

Workshop Requirements
ENGL S261Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL S461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics 16
Literature Requirements
Select three of the following:9
Tlingit Oral Literature
Masterpieces of World Literature
Literature and the Environment
Children's Literature
Shakespeare
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics
Major Authors: Selected Topics
Genre Studies: Selected Topics
Literary Periods: Selected Topics
Ecocriticism
Internship or Thesis
ENGL S491 (English Internship) 23
or ENGL S499 Thesis
Total Credits21
1

Repeated for a total of 6 credits.

2

May be repeated once for credit

Literature Emphasis

Select four of the following: 112
Tlingit Oral Literature
Masterpieces of World Literature
Literature and the Environment
Children's Literature
Shakespeare
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics
Major Authors: Selected Topics
Genre Studies: Selected Topics
Literary Periods: Selected Topics
Select one of the following: 23
Tlingit Oral Literature
Literature and the Environment
Nature Writing 3
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Ecocriticism
ENGL S499Thesis3
or HUM S499 Humanities Capstone
Total Credits18
1

At least one of these literature courses must focus on British literature before 1800 or Tlingit Oral Literature.

2

Select at least one from the following courses or from a topics course that focuses on an aspect of Alaska's natural or cultural heritage.

3

ENGL S363 may be taken once to fulfill both the upper-level writing requirement and the Alaska-Nature-Culture requirement for the Literature Emphasis of the B.A. in English. In this case, the English major with a Literature Emphasis must substitute another 300 or 400-level literature course to fulfill the requirement for at least five courses (or 15 credits) at this level. 

Literature and the Environment Emphasis

ENGL S303Literature and the Environment3
ENGL S423Ecocriticism3
Select one of the following:3
Nature Writing 1
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Select two of the following:6
Tlingit Oral Literature
Masterpieces of World Literature
Children's Literature
Shakespeare
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Advanced Themes in Literature: Selected Topics
Major Authors: Selected Topics
Genre Studies: Selected Topics
Literary Periods: Selected Topics
Ecocriticism
ENGL S499Thesis3
or HUM S499 Humanities Capstone
Select at least one advisor approved environmentally focused course from any discipline (including English) 1-3
Total Credits19-21
1

Must also take ENGL S311 or ENGL S362 to fulfill upper division writing requirement.