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2021-2023 University Catalog 
2021-2023 University Catalog

English, BA (CIP 23.0101)

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The English Department at Saint Augustine’s University is devoted to the critital study of literature and language, and the study of creative expression of many kinds, including film and other media. The department joins critics, scholars, and artists in an environment that fosters interactive learning and teaching, with extensive opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty mentors, in small and energetic classroom settings. Students will also have the opportuity to attend conferences, poetry readings, and pursue extracurricular activities that will give them access to a challenging world beyond the brirck-and-mortar classroom.




A student who intends to major in English must earn at least two B’s and a C in the three required communication courses - ENGL 131  , ENGL 132  , and COMM 201 Communication Skills , by the end of the sophomore year. The minimum overall grade point average for students to be admitted into the English major is 2.0. 

Plan of Study

 The Plan of Study includesthe following degree requirements: Major Core Requirements, Supporting Courses, Free Electives, and the University General Education Program Requirements. Students must earn a “C” or better in all Major Core Requirements and Supporting Courses.

Supporting Courses (9)

  • FLSP 131   - Spanish I or
  • FLFR 131  - French I or
  • FLCH 131  - Chinese I
  • ENGL 150   - Reading Across the Disciplines (3)
  • LIS 150   - Critical Writing Seminar: Conepts in Popular Culture (3)
Free Electives (12)

Degree Totals

Major Requirements 57  
Supporting Courses 9  
Free Electives 12  
Univesity GEP 42  


Total Degree Hours: 120

General Education Program Requirements 42 Credit Hours

University GEP Core Requirements: Minimum of forty-two (42) hours is required. Students who enter as a first-time freshman must take an entrance assessment.  A minimum grade of “C” is required in English (ENGL 131, ENGL 132, COMM 201) and Mathematics (MATH 131).  Students that have course requirements waived must satisfy the MINIMUM required hours of 120 in order to graduate.



First and Second-Year Experience - 4 credits

Freshmen are required to complete the First Year and Second Year Experience classes.

Communication Skills - 9 Credits

Written and Oral Communication Definition:

Written and Oral Communications is the ability to impart and interchange information of ideas within a meaningful context using various rhetorical modes such as descriptive, informative, analytical and argumentative writing.

All students are required to take ENGL 131, ENGL 132, COMM 201. Some students will be required to take ENGL 150 and LIS 150.

Spiritual Development - 3 credits

Critical thinking is characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion. Spiritual development is the ability to understand diverse religions and to develop positive spiritual growth.

Health and Wellness - 4 credits

Ability to understand, develop and adopt positive behaviors and life strategies that promote physical, mental, emotional, social well-being.

STEM - 7 credits

Science - 4 credits

Student must take one science course with lab (3 credit + 1 credit) = 4 credits required.

Note that STEM majors will take BIOL 133 + Lab and CHEM 141 + Lab.

Mathematics - 3 credits

Students are required to take three credit hours of mathematics (MATH 131 or higher). Note 1: STEM majors are required to take MATH 135 and MATH 231. Note 2: Accounting and Business majors are required to take MATH 135 and either MATH 224 or MATH 231. All other majors can satisfy mathematics requirements by taking  MATH 131 and MATH 132 or MATH 174.  

Social Science - 3 credits

History - 3 credits

Fine Arts - 3 credits

Any 100/200 level course from the following subjects:

  • ART
  • FIM
  • MUS or 
  • THE

Behavioral Science - 3 credits

Any 100/200 level PSYCH, SOC or CJ course 

World Languages - 3 credits

FL _ 131 or higher (3)

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