2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

English Major


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(39 credits)

Degree Map Literary Studies

Degree Map Creative Writing

Degree Map Rhetoric and Professional Writing

Learning Outcomes  

The English major fosters skills in critical analysis, independent thinking, creativity, research, and writing through a focus on literature, creative writing, and rhetoric and professional writing. The program is designed to lay a foundation for a wide range of careers in which clear communication and thinking, as well as research skills, are needed.  

Shared English Major Core (15 credits):


Students will choose one of the following concentrations:


Literary Studies Concentration (24 credits):


OR


Creative Writing Concentration (24 credits):


OR


Rhetoric and Professional Writing Concentration (24 credits):


Note:


All electives must be approved by an advisor in the department.

Foreign Language Recommendation


English majors considering graduate work in English should take substantial work in at least one foreign language. French, German, and/or Latin are recommended.

Degree Map Literary Studies


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


Spring 2nd Year


Fall 3rd Year


Spring 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


Spring 4th Year


  • Elective | Credits 3
  • Elective | Credits 3
  • Elective | Credits 3
  • Elective | Credits 3
  • Elective | Credits 2

14 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/


Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://portal.indstate.edu/ISU/login.


Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/english

Degree Map Creative Writing


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


Spring 2nd Year


Fall 3rd Year


Spring 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


  • 3/400-Level Advanced Literature Elective - 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year


  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 2 Credits

14 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/


Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://portal.indstate.edu/ISU/login.


Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/english 

Degree Map Rhetoric and Professional Writing


This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major course work.

Fall 1st Year


Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


Spring 2nd Year


Fall 3rd Year


Spring 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


  • 3/400-Level Advanced Literature Elective - 3 Credits
  • 3/400-Level English Elective - 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year


  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 3 Credits
  • Elective | 2 Credits

14 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/

 

Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://portal.indstate.edu/ISU/login.

 

Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/english 

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