Dec 10, 2018  
2017-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2019 Academic Catalog

English, B.A.


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Mission

The English Program is committed to producing students proficient in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills inherent in the study of language and literature within cultural, historical, literary, psychological, and sociological contexts, thereby serving the practical needs of its students in the academy and for life, on local and global levels. Like the university’s overall mission, the award-winning faculty is dedicated to helping students “hone their capacities to think analytically, critically, and creatively” by engaging in research that contributes to the fields of language and literary studies and which will prepare them for exciting, challenging, and rewarding professions, such as teaching, law, writing, publishing, public relations, communications, business, and more.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop competence in spoken and written English.
  • Gain an awareness of the historical, political, social and psychological context of literary texts.
  • Demonstrate skills in close reading interpretation, critical thinking analysis, and evaluation of a variety of oral, visual, and written texts.
  • Use a variety of technology and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to produce and communicate knowledge.

Programs/Opportunities

  • Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society 
  • Student Public Readings
  • The Dillard Review (a journal of arts and letters)
  • The Dillard University English Club
  • Tom Dent Literary Festival (a literary program of the New Orleans Public Library and the African American Resources Center)

Requirement for Bachelor of Arts in English


Complete a total of 122 credit hours of coursework for graduation.

General Education Core - 41 credit hours
Major Requirements - 36 credit hours
Additional Coursework - 45 credit hours

Additional Coursework


Includes minor in another discipline.

English Curriculum


First Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Total: 17

Second Year


Third Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


  • ENG 402 - Linguistics 3 cr.
  • English Elective 3 cr.
  • English Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Philosophy Elective 3 cr.
Total: 15

Fourth Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


  • ENG 401 - Major Author 3 cr.
  • English Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
  • Minor or General Elective 3 cr.
Total: 15

Total Required Hours: 122


*Service Learning: Students will earn a total of 30 service learning hours after successful completion of FYS 101  & FYS 102 .

**Community Service: Students must contact the Office of Student Affairs for pre-approved community service project to earn a total of 90 hours of community service by the end of their junior year.

***Writing Proficiency Examination: Students must complete ENG 111  and ENG 112  with a minimum grade of ‘C’ to register for ENG 199 - Writing Proficiency Examination . Students who fail to take or do not pass ENG 199  must take ENG 200 - Review of Writing Strategies  (3 credit hours).

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