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

English Majors

English Major  

BA in English

Objectives:

  • To learn the art of reading, through exploring a wide range of literature, from various genres, historical periods, and regions of the world.
  • To learn the craft of research and writing.
  • To understand the foundations of literary theory and criticism.
  • To discern and reflect on the spiritual dimension of literary works.

NOTE: English majors should consider seriously the Oxford Summer Program and/or the Oxford Honors Program. See Best Semester or consult your advisor.

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.

Important Notes:

  1. 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson.
  2. 40% of major requirements must be upper division.

Communications

Required = 9 Credit Hours

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

Media

Required = 3 Credit Hours

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

Literature

Required = 12 Credit 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 Credit 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.

*Note: You must choose a concentration from below:

Writing Concentration

Required = 18 Hours

Writing Concentration

Advanced Writing Required = 12 Credit 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 Credit 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

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 Credit 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

BA in Interdisciplinary Communication 

Objective

This major allows the student with particular interests or with a particular career goal in mind to create an interdisciplinary program that enables the student to achieve his or her goals.  The program must be designed in consultation with a communication arts advisor.

Important Notes

  • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  • 40% of major requirements must be upper division
  • Required 2.0 GPA, Residential GPA of 2.0. 49 Credit Hours, 20 Upper Divisional and 20 Residential Hours required
  • Major Core: (58-68 Credit Hours)

Communication Arts

Required = 12 Credit Hours

  • COM311 Language Society (3 cr. Hours)
  • COM411 The Nature of Language (3 cr. Hours)
  • COM442 Communication Theory/Application (3 cr. Hours)
  • COM499 Senior Research Project (3 cr. Hours)

Linguistics & Literature

Required = 6 Credit Hours

  • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Literature (3 cr. Hours)
  • ENG200, 300, or 400 English Electives (3 cr. Hours)

Media Studies

Required = 3 Credit Hours

MED140 Mass Media in Contemporary America

Advanced Speech Electives

Required = 6 Credit Hours

SPC200, 300, or 400 Speech Electives (21 cr. Hours)

Communication Arts Electives

Required = 21 Credit Hours

COM/ENG/MED/SPC Communication Arts Electives (21 cr. Hours)

Communication Arts Conference

Required = 7 Semesters

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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