Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication Arts Majors | Judson University Christian College


English Department Majors

Important Notes:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.
  3. Major GPA of 2.0 required.
  4. Resident GPA of 2.0 required.
  5. English majors should consider seriously the Oxford Summer Program and/or the Oxford Honors Program. See Best Semester or consult your advisor.
  6. Students interested in teaching English at the secondary level should contact the Education Department. We co-advise so that our graduates are certified by the State of Illinois and other cooperating states.

English Major

Required = 31 Hours Core and 18 Hours Concentration: 67 Total

Communications

Required = 9 Hours

  • COM311 Language and Society
  • COM499 Senior Research Project
  • ENG310 History and Structure of English

Media

Required = 3 Hours

  • MED140 Mass Media in Contemporary America
  • OR MED252 Visual Art and New Media 
  • Literature

    Required = 12 Hours

    • ENG262 Eminent British Writers OR ENG263 American Literature Since 1865
    • ENG312 Literary Theory & Criticism
    • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Literature
    • ENG393 Literary Studies Seminar

    Advanced Speech

    Required = 6 Hours

    • SPC220 Oral Interpretation/Literature (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
    • AND/OR any 200, 300 or 400 level speech course(s)

    Communication Arts Conference

    Required = 1 Credit Hour

    All Communication Arts majors must register for COM293 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour.

     

    Choose a concentration for your English major:
    Literature Concentration

    Required = 18 Hours

    Advanced Writing

    Required = 6 hours

    Choose 2 of the following:

    • ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing
    • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose
    • ENG357 Creative Writing

    Literature Electives

    Required = 12 Hours

    Choose 4 of the following courses – at least one at 300 or 400 level. Course may not be duplicated within major.

    • COM495 Senior Internship
    • ENG262 Eminent British Writers
    • ENG263 American Lit Since 1865
    • ENG266 The Inklings
    • ENG268 African-American Literature
    • ENG361 Hero and Anti-Hero
    • ENG362 Man and Woman
    • ENG363 Prophetic Comedy
    • ENG364 Non Western Literature
    • ENG365X Plays that Shaped the Western World
    • ENG366 Poetry
    • ENG367 The Novel
    • ENG370 Literature and Spirituality
    • ENG371 Nature Literature
    • ENG372 Faith and Doubt
    • ENG373 Light in Darkness
    • ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays and Performance
    • ENG490 Readings in English
    Writing Concentration

    Required = 18 Hours

    Advanced Writing

    Required = 12 Hours

    Choose 4 of the following:

    • COM347X Business Communication
    • ENG210 Advanced Essay Writing
    • ENG211 Non-Fiction Prose
    • ENG357 Creative Writing
    • ENG442 Screenwriting for TV and Film
    • MED225 Storytelling
    • MED240 Writing for the Media

    Literature Electives

    Required = 6 Hours

    Choose 2 of the following - at least one at 300 or 400 level. Course may not be duplicated within major.

    • COM495 Senior Internship
    • ENG262 Eminent British Writers
    • ENG263 American Lit Since 1865
    • ENG266 The Inklings
    • ENG361 Hero and Anti-Hero
    • ENG362 Man and Woman
    • ENG363 Prophetic Comedy
    • ENG364 Non Western Literature
    • ENG365 Plays that Shaped the Western World
    • ENG371 Nature Literature
    • ENG372 Faith and Doubt
    • ENG373 Light in Darkness
    • ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays and Performances
    • ENG490 Readings in English

    Interdisciplinary Communication Major

    Required: 48 Hours Total

    Communication Arts

    Required = 12 Hours

    • COM311 Language Society
    • COM411 The Nature of Language
    • COM442 Communication Theory/Application
    • COM499 Senior Research Project

    Linguistics & Literature

    Required = 6 Hours

    • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Literature 
    • ENG200, 300, or 400 English Electives 

    Media Studies

    Required = 3 Hours

    MED140 Introduction to Media

    Advanced Speech Electives

    Required = 6 Hours

    SPC200, 300, or 400 Speech Electives 

    Communication Arts Electives

    Required = 21 Hours

    COM/ENG/MED/SPC Communication Arts Electives

    Communication Arts Conference

    Required = 7 Semesters at 0 Hours, 1 Semester at 1 Hour

    All Communication Arts majors must register for COM293 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour.



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