English, B.A.

Juneau, e-Learning

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 the General Education Requirements (GERs), the Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement, 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. This degree can be completed on the Juneau campus or fully online, or a combination of both.

Minimum Credit Hours 120
General Education Requirements 34
Alaska Native Knowledge Graduation Requirement 3
Alaska Native or Other Language (not English) 6-8
Major Requirements 12
Emphasis Requirement 18-21
Electives 53-56
General Education Requirements
Complete General Education Requirements which must include the following:34
Humanities
ENGL S226*Survey of American Literature 1800-Present3
Alaska Native or Other Language (not English)
Language courses 16-8
Major Requirements
ENGL S200*World Literature3
ENGL S215*Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGL S217*Introduction to Film Studies3
ENGL S261*Introduction to Creative Writing3
Emphasis Requirement
Complete an emphasis area.18-21
Electives
Select 53-56 credits of electives. 253-56
Total Credits120
1

Six to eight credits in a one-year sequence of a single Alaska Native or other language. With departmental approval, students who study abroad in a language other than English, or who have a documented proficiency in a language (other than English), will be considered to have met their language requirement.

2

Upper division credits as needed.

English Emphasis Areas

Creative Writing Emphasis

Workshop Requirements
ENGL S361Intermediate Creative Writing: Selected Topics in Genres and Forms3
ENGL S461Advanced Creative Writing: Selected Topics 16
Literature Requirements
Select three of the following:9
Tlingit Oral Literature
Literature and the Environment
Detective Fiction / Criminal Geographies
History and Theory of Documentary Film
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 S491Internship (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
Literature and the Environment
Detective Fiction / Criminal Geographies
History and Theory of Documentary Film
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
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.

Literature and the Environment Emphasis

ENGL S303Literature and the Environment3
ENGL S423Ecocriticism3
Select one of the following:3
Literature of Alaska: Native and Non-Native Perspectives
Native American Literature
Select two of the following:6
Tlingit Oral Literature
Detective Fiction / Criminal Geographies
History and Theory of Documentary Film
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. Apply various theoretical approaches and methodologies to the analysis of literature or the craft of writing.

2. Critically analyze or explicate literature and writing from diverse, marginalized perspectives.

3. Demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills specific to their literary or creative disciplines.

3. Reflect on their own writing, demonstrating an awareness of technique, audience, and purpose.

4. Demonstrate professional skills through a capstone experience, internship, or senior thesis.