English - A.B.

General Information

Degree & Major: English - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: English
Dr. Casie LeGette
Undergraduate Coordinator
(706) 542-1261
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: An A.B. in English emphasizes critical thinking, articulate self-expression, and a broad knowledge of literature in English. The study of creative as well as critical writing, of language history and usage, and of the shifting cultural contexts within the English-speaking world are also vital elements of the major. The English faculty expects its students to abide by the principles stated in “A Culture of Honesty,” the University’s code of academic integrity. Moreover, courses in the English Department require of all students and instructors a commitment to civility and mutual respect in discussing the many sensitive topics that classes in the humanities traditionally address.

A grade of C or better must be achieved in all major courses.

Career Opportunities: English is an excellent pre-professional major, whether the goal be study in law, medicine, or literature. Graduates also find professions in public relations, management positions, technical writing, publishing, and any career that demands writing, interpretation and solution of problems, and clear analytic thinking.
of Transfer Students:
First-Year Placement Test
All entering first-year students must take the departmental placement test. Performance on this test places a student in ENGL 1101 or 1102. A student placing in 1102 exempts 1101 with 3 hours credit. Exemption of 1101 or a grade of C (2.0) or better in 1101, and a combined average of C (2.0) in 1101 and 1102, are both required for graduation.
Scholarships: Annual award of Virginia Walter Scholarship, based on G.P.A., initiated by Undergraduate Coordinator.

The Joshua David Brown Scholarship for the best rising junior majoring in English, based on the GPA.
Study Abroad: UGA Writers' Institute at Oxford, The Oxford Program offers year-round study at Oxford University.
Student Organizations: Student Advisory Committee, Sigma Tau Delta National Honorary English program.
Available Graduate Programs: Any graduate program offering the M. A. in English; excellent analytical and verbal preparation for students considering law school.