BA English

Professional Writing

Dear English Major:

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed below each year are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. A sample schedule is provided as a general guideline to help you build a schedule each term. Your courses must be selected with your advisor to satisfy all core curriculum and state, lab science, and multicultural requirements. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for the most current curriculum.

Year 1

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1101 3
MATH XXXX 3
POLS 1101 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 3
MCL 1002 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1102 3
Area C Elective 3
MCL 2001 3
Lab Science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15

Milestones: Complete math requirement. ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of year 1, you should have: Completed the freshman composition sequence (ENGL 1101 AND ENGL 1102). Begin the MCL sequence. Completed 30 credit hours.

Year 2

Fall Hrs.
World Literature 3
Lab Science 4
PERS 2XXX 2
MCL 2002 3
ENGL 2060 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
World Literature 3
Area D Elective 3
Area E Elective 3
ENGL 2080 3
ENGL 3010 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Complete language requirement. By the end of year 2, you should have: Completed Area F prerequisite courses (ENGL 2060 and ENGL 2080). Completed math and lab science courses. Completed 60 credit hours.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 3110 or 3120 3
CWCL 3400 3
ENGL 4600 3
ENGL 4620 3
JOUR 4510 or 3560 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 3210 or 3215 3
ENGL 3020 3
JOUR 4500 3
ENGL 3010 3
CWCL 3420 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of semester 5, you should have: Take one or two major electives to investigate the range of English studies and committed to a track. Investigate Sigma Tau Delta (3.0 in English), the Student Success Center, or other opportunities for campus involvement and resume building. Submit graduation application. By the end of year 3, you should have: Decided if you want to pursue a minor and if so, in which program. Visited the Office of Career Opportunities, the College of Education Advising Center, and begin to plan for life after VSU. Completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
ENGL 4640 3
Upper Division Guided Elective 3
Upper Division Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 4630 3
ENGL 4900 3
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. Early in your final semester, you should: Contact and apply for graduate study or professional school, if required for your career plans. Contact professors to write letters of reference for you. Prepare a professional resume. You should have completed 120 credit hours by the end of this semester.