BA English

Journalism (Newspaper and Magazine*)

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
MCL 1002 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 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
MCL 2002 3
ENGL 2060 3
PERS 2XXX 2
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
World Literature 3
Area D Elective 3
ENGL 2080 3
Area E Elective 3
Area E Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: Complete language requirement. ≥2.0 GPA. 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. Joined either the Spectator or On Tap staff.

Year 3

Fall Hrs.
JOUR 3510 3
JOUR 3520B 2
JOUR 3540 3
JOUR 4500 or 3560* 3
JOUR 2500A 1
Guided Elective 3
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
JOUR 3080 3
JOUR 4520 or 4540 3
JOUR 3570 3
Upper Division Guided Electives 3
ENGL 3110 or 3120 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥.2.0 GPA. By the end of semester 5, you should have: Committed to the JOUR track and taken courses to allow you to assume an editorial position on the Spectator or On Tap. Investigated Sigma Tau Delta (3.0 in English), the Academic Support Center, or other opportunities for campus involvement and resume building. Submit graduation application. ≥2.0 GPA. 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 begun to plan for life after VSU. Completed 90 credit hours.

Year 4

Fall Hrs.
JOUR 4510 or 4560 3
JOUR 2500B 2
ENGL 3210 or 3215 3
Upper-Division Guided Elective 3
Guided Elective 4
Total hours 15
Spring Hrs.
CWCL 3400 3
JOUR 4550* or Elective 3
ENGL 4900 3
Guided Electives 3
JOUR 4500 or Elective 3
Total hours 15

Milestones: ≥2.0 GPA. By the end of semester 7, you should have: Gained practical experience by working on the Spectator or On Tap. 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.