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The Bachelor of Arts in English program offers undergraduate students a varied and rich curriculum with a multicultural approach to teaching literature to include Asian, Africana, Caribbean, and Native American literatures.  Students take survey and specialty courses in linguistics and in English, American, and African-American literatures including a variety of colloquia, such as the one on Asian-American literature and are required to take two years of one foreign language, write a senior thesis and pass an English comprehensive examination.  The enriched curricular courses prepare students to further their education in graduate and professional schools and to assume careers in public and private sectors, teaching and administration.

Degree Requirements

In addition to the General Degree Requirements as published in the Clark Atlanta University Undergraduate Catalog, students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts Degree in English must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete twelve (12) credits in one foreign language
  2. Write a Senior Thesis
  3. Pass a Comprehensive Examination in English

Required Courses in English: (42 Credits)

CENG 201, Introduction to World Literature I (for English Majors) (3)

CENG 202, Introduction to World Literature II (for English Majors) (3)

CENG 210, Literary Forms (3)

CENG 311, Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

CENG 313, Survey of Major British Writers I (3)

CENG 314, Survey of Major British Writers II (3)

CENG 315, Survey of Major United States Writers I (3)

CENG 316, Survey of Major United States Writers II (3)

CENG 409, Shakespeare (3)

CENG 418, History of the English Language (3)

CENG 459, African American Literature I (3)

CENG 460, African American Literature II (3)

CENG 231, Sophomore Seminar I (2)

CENG 331, Junior Seminar II (2)

CENG 431, Senior Seminar III (2)

 

English Electives: 12 Credits

Group I: Two (2) Courses (6 Credits)

Group II: Two (2) Courses (6 Credits)

CENG 320

Renaissance Literature

3

CENG 318

Colloquium

3

CENG 321

The Romantic Period

3

CENG 350

Technical Writing

3

CENG 322

The Victorian Period

3

CENG 357

Folk Literature

3

CENG 417

Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools

3

CENG 358

Southern Fiction

3

CENG 419

Linguistics

3

CENG 397

Independent Study and Research

3

CENG 461

Modern Literature

3

CENG 412

Creative Writing

3

CENG 463

Medieval English Literature

3

CENG 413

Autobiography and Biography

3

CENG 466

Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

3

 

CENG 367

 

Baldwin

3

3

CENG 468

Internship

3

3

CENG 397

Independent Study

3

 

Group III: Creative Writing Courses

(may be used as either Group I or Group II electives)

CENG  340

Introduction to Fiction Writing

3

CENG  341

Introduction to Poetry Writing

3

CENG  342

Introduction to Drama Writing

3

CENG  343

Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing

3

CENG  412

Fiction Writing Workshop

3

CENG  420

Poetry Writing Workshop

3

CENG  414

Drama Writing Workshop

3

CENG  415

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

3

CENG  416

Editing and Publishing: the CAU Review

3