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Avila University
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Kansas City, MO 64145


B.A. in English Course Requirements

Avila University offers a dynamic English major that encourages students to look deeply into texts while examining them in their relation to their context. The English major offers students a choice between two emphases: Literature, and Writing and Rhetoric. Both emphases build from Major Requirements that provide students with a foundation in academic writing, research, theory, and criticism. The Literature Emphasis presents students with a diverse selection of fictive and literary texts, focusing on students’ ability to interpret these texts within a specific context. The Writing and Rhetoric Emphasis builds composition and interpretive skills in both creative and persuasive writing.

Major:  The candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in English must complete all the general degree requirements.  The candidate must also demonstrate competence through one year (six credit hours) of college-level Spanish.  In addition, the candidate must complete the following Major requirement of 36 hours after EN112 Rhetorical Argument (or its equivalent) and three hours of literature at the transform level have been successfully completed:

English Major (36 Credit Hours)  
   
Major Requirements (15 Credit Hours)  
______ EN 213 Advanced Composition 3
______ EN 299 Research Methods and Technology 3
______ EN 350 Rhetorical Theory 3
______ EN 449 Literary Criticism 3
______ EN 499 Senior Seminar 3
       
Literature Emphasis (21 Credit Hours)  
6 hours of literature 200 level or above  
3 hours of literature 300 level or above  
9 hours of literature 400 level  
3 hours of Creative Writing  
   
Writing and Rhetoric Emphasis (21 Credit Hours)  
3 hours of literature 300 level or above  
3 hours of literature 400 level or above  
15 hours of Writing or Rhetoric.   Students may choose from 9 hours of Creative Writing at the 200 level, 3 hours of Creative Writing at the 400 level, 3 hours of Literacy at the 300 level, and 9  hours of Rhetoric at the 400 level.
   

Course Offerings in Literature
Gender and Literature (200 level)
African-American Literature (200 level)
Global Migrations in Literature (200 level)
Exploring Authorship (400 level)
Examining Genre (400 level)
Interpreting Period (400 level)
Investigating Locale (400 level)

Course Offerings in Creative Writing
Poetry Writing (200 level)
Fiction Writing (200 level)
Playwriting (200 level)
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (400 level)

Course Offerings in Rhetoric and Literacy
Literacy Studies (300 level)
Rhetoric of Women (400 level)
Rhetorical Epochs (400 level)
Red Hot Rhetoric (400 level)

 
   
       
       

You can view the course descriptions in our Academic Catalog.