2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages, cont'd

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Major in English
Teaching Licensure Option

All students desiring licensure to teach are required to file an Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program (see page 259).

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
(Secondary & K-12 majors)
(See page 73) LIT 230 satisfies General Education Category IV and is counted in the major.  Students should consult with their English advisor to determine other specific courses necessary in order to satisfy the General Education requirements within this major.
31
Professional Core (see page 272)
(includes EDU 497D Methods:  5-12 English, 2cr.)
EDU 105^ also satisfies General Education Requirements.
34 -36
Required English Courses:
LING 210 Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3
LING 312 English Grammar 3
LING 315 Sociolinguistics 3
*LIT 230 World Literature Survey 3
LIT 300 Literary Criticism 3
LIT 312 Advanced American Literature I 3
LIT 313 Advanced American Literature II 3
LIT 320 Advanced British Literature I 3
LIT 321 Advanced British Literature II 3
LIT 322 Advanced British Literature III 3
LIT 327 Shakespeare 3
LIT 381 Young Adult Literature 3
LIT 499 Thesis/Capstone:  Portfolio 3
WRIT 396 Peer Tutoring 1
WRIT 398A Internship 1
Total minimum required credits for major 41
Teaching minor
(Extended major:  Instead of a minor, students majoring in English may select an extended major.  The extended major requires completion of 15 credits in English beyond the credits required in the existing major.  Students must select the 15 credits in consultation with their department advisor.)
21^
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Total minimum credits required for degree 128^

^ Double counting credits.  Students may double count at least six General Education credits to satisfy requirements in both the major and minor.  LIT 230 required in this program meets an General Education requirement for BA majors in English, as does EDU 105 in the Professional Education Core.

Residency Requirement:  Students electing the BA in English at MSU Billings with teaching licensure must complete a minimum of 10 semester hours of the major requirements or electives in English at MSU Billings and six semester hours of the teaching minor requirements or electives in English at MSU Billings.  Exceptions to this requirement can be petitioned to the Department of English for special approval.

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites

Suggested Plan of Study

B.A. Major in English
Teaching Licensure Option
Students should talk with their faculty advisors prior to registration for classes.  It is a good practice to visit with the faculty advisor each semester.  The following suggested schedule provides a general overview of courses and work that will enable the Teaching Major in English student to progress through the degree in an orderly and timely manner.

First Year F S
WRIT 101 3  
LIT 230 3  
LING 210   3
BIOB 101   3
EDU 105 3  
EDU 220   3
COMX 111 3  
Minor   3
General Education  3 6
Totals 15 18
Second Year F S
WRIT 201   3
LING 312  3  
LIT 312 3  
LIT 313   3
EDU 221   3
HSTA 101 or 102 3  
HTH 412  1  
NASX 105 or 205    3
EDSP 204 3  
LIT 320 3  
General Education w/Lab    4
Totals 16 16
Apply for Admission to Teacher Education Program Spring Semester.
Third Year F S
LING 315 3  
LIT 300   3
LIT 321 3  
LIT 322   3
LIT 381 3  
WRIT 396 1  
EDU 333   3
Minor    6 9
WRIT 398A   1
Totals 17 18
Fourth Year F S
EDU 497D  2  
LIT 499 3  
LIT 327 3  
EDU 406   3
EDU 380 2  
EDU 495C   9
Minor Methods  3  
Minor     6
Totals 16 12
Apply to Student Teach Fall Semester.
Apply to Graduate Fall Semester.
Apply for licensure Spring Semester.

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