English (ENGL)

In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the mission of the English Program is to provide AUK students with the ability to use English language effectively so that they can think creatively and critically, cultivate a lifelong process of inquiry, and can reach their full potential as individuals and as productive citizens. Through the development of students' cultural awareness and information literacy, the program prepares students for the increasingly complex challenges of the 21st Century. For students Majoring or Minoring in English, the program provides a sound foundation in the structure of the English language and its literary traditions; it also educates students in the exploration of the relationships of language and literature to the individual and society, and to history and politics. The program also provides a broad range of American, British, and world literature carefully selected by the faculty to include work by women and men of diverse backgrounds and in a variety of literary forms and periods.

Thus, students' command of written language, their ability to analyze concepts, and their broad understanding of human nature and social realities may give them a competitive advantage in the pursuit of careers in a variety of fields, including education, media, business, and civil service or, with appropriate graduate work, in professions such as law and higher education.


Bachelor of Arts in English

Department Chair: Dr. Craig Loomis         Program E-mail: English@auk.edu.kw

English Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the AUK Major in English, the student will be able to:
• Recognize a wide range of literary works of world cultures, sub-cultures and minority    groups
• Compare and contrast texts produced in different periods and genres
• Identify and discuss representative authors, works and movements
• Recognize a wide range of literary works of world cultures, sub-cultures and minority
   groups
• Analyze cultural and literary texts using theory
• Develop independent thought and judgment to carry out research projects
• Develop and communicate ideas clearly in writing
• Evaluate cultural and literary texts within socio-political, historical and economic
   contexts
English Majors begin their coursework with surveys of Western Literature and World Literatures in English and then advance to courses that focus on particular motifs, genres, critical approaches, time periods, authors or countries.

Admission To The Program:

Formal admission to the Major requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00.

University Degree Requirements (124 credit hours)

To receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, students must complete at least 124 credit hours.  In addition, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-level and above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

• General Education Requirements (49)
• English Core Requirements (18)
• English Electives (27)
• Free Electives (30)

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all Major Core and elective courses

Disciplines (Fields Of Study)
The Division of Arts and Humanities includes the following disciplines (fields of study):

English Core Requirements (18 credit hours)
Students must complete the following 6 courses (18 credit hours):

ENGL 201

World Literatures in Translation I

(3)

ENGL 203

World Literatures in Translation II

(3)

ENGL 211

World Literatures in English I

(3)

ENGL 212

World Literatures in English II

(3)

ENGL 300

History of the English Language

(3)

ENGL 415

Literary Theory and Criticism

(3)


English Electives (27 credit hours)
In consultation with their Academic Advisor, students must take 9 courses (27 credit hours) from any remaining ENGL 300 or 400-level courses, or ENGL 207, or any one TRAN 200-300-level course.

Free Electives (30 credit hours)

Choose 10 courses (30 credit hours) in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

ENGL 485

Senior Thesis (3 credit hours), applies as an English Elective.

Information on internship assessment for internships offered by the Division of Arts and Humanities is also located at the end of the “Division of Arts and Humanities” section of the Catalog.

The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credit hours of internship. A maximum of 3 credit hours (taken in increments of 1, 2, or 3 credit hours) may be applied toward any one Major, if the Major requires an internship.  If a student takes an additional 1-3 credit hours of internship, those credits may be counted towards a student’s second Major, Minor, or as free electives. For the duration of the semester, students should work approximately 2.5 hours per week for each academic credit hour.

English 2012-2013 4 Year Plan*

Check course listings for prerequisites and restrictions

Year 1

Semester-1

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

101

Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

Year 1

Semester-2

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

102

Writing and Information Literacy

ENGL

108

Public Speaking

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

Year 2

Semester-1

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

201

World Literatures in Translation I

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

English Elective

 

English Elective

Year 2

Semester-2

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

203

World Literatures in Translation II

General

 

General Education Requirement

General

 

General Education Requirement

English Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

Free Elective

Year 3

Semester-1

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

211

World Literatures in English I

English Elective

 

English Elective

English Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Year 3

Semester-2

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

212

World Literatures in English II

English Elective

 

English Elective

English Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Year 4

Semester-1

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

300

History of the English Language

English Elective

 

English Elective

English Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Elective

 

Upper Level Free Elective

Year 4

Semester-2

 

Prefix

Number

Title

ENGL

415

Literary Theory and Criticism

English Elective

 

English Elective

English Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

English Elective

Elective

 

Free Elective

*Does not include students' placement into ENGL 100.