2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

English, B.A.


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The major in English is designed to develop in students an understanding of language and its uses; an effective, individual writing voice; a critical and aesthetic appreciation of literature; and an understanding of how literature illuminates the diversity of human experience. Because of its comprehensive nature and its focus on critical and analytical thinking and writing skills, the major prepares students for graduate study in English, library science, and law as well as career paths in which effective communication is central, such as teaching, publishing, advertising, public relations, and professional writing.


All students majoring in English take a 21-semester-hour core of courses and choose a complementary 18-semester-hour specialization in Literary and Cultural Studies, Professional Writing, or Creative Writing. Students considering teaching English at the secondary level may take the 23-41-hour education minor in place of one of the above areas of specialization. Additionally, all students in the English major are required to take 6-semester hours from a specialization other than their own. Courses that may be taken as an elective are designated with a * in the offerings below.

Note: Students who declared the English major prior to the 2012 catalog should consult their particular catalog and meet with their academic advisors to determine appropriate coursework.

 

 

Technology Competency Skills


Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements


University Explorations (42 credit hours)


Literary and Cultural Studies Specialization


Literary & Cultural Studies (24 credit hours)


Professional Writing Specialization


Professional Writing (24 credit hours)


Students pursuing a specialization in professional writing must take the following required courses in addition to the core curriculum:

Creative Writing Specialization


Creative Writing (24 credit hours)


General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Total Credits: 120


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