Dec 06, 2021  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog

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English



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Program Information


The English major is designed to increase students’ abilities in oral and written expression, to develop their proficiency in reading and analyzing literature, and to stimulate their appreciation, awareness, and understanding of the fundamental human problems and situations revealed in great literature. It also seeks to further develop their skills and techniques in the communicative arts.  English majors may also opt to seek licensure as a teacher of English at the secondary level or licensure as an elementary teacher. English majors, in consultation with their academic advisors, will be expected to work on campus publications and/or contribute writing to these publications. English majors must successfully complete the department’s writing portfolio requirement.

To view a major program sequence to assist with course planning, click here.

Degree Information


Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with a major in English

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Contact Information


For more information about the English major, contact Professor Paul Thifault, chairperson of the Literature, Writing and Journalism Department, at (413) 748-3260 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Curricular Requirements


I. Core Curriculum (40 credits)


This Core Curriculum is faithful to the Springfield College mission and further strengthens the Humanics philosophy of educating students in spirit, mind, and body. It is a cornerstone of a Springfield College education. Regardless of one’s major, it provides a strong, developmental, and holistic foundation for leaders in service to humanity. Upon completion, all graduates will be prepared to learn, lead, and serve in diverse, multicultural, and global contexts as well as in any career path they may choose. They will have the knowledge, habits of the mind, skills, and abilities to face unexpected situations and challenges, the values and attitudes for self-motivation and a vision of service that stems from hope, optimism and making a difference, as well as the self-determination to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

View the Core Curriculum Requirements (40 credits)  section for a complete list of the domains and courses therein.

II. Major Requirements


A. Core Requirements (36 credits)


Choose one course from the following (3 credits):


Choose one course from the following (3 credits):


Additional courses (12 credits):


12 additional credits of ENGL courses at the 200-level or above, at least 3 credits of which must be completed at the 300-level. The following courses also can count toward this requirement: EDUC 210: Children’s Literature and COMM 234: Student Newspaper Practicum.

 

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)


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