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2012 - 2013

BGS in General Studies: English Emphasis
(33 hours*)


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  1. Complete the following prerequisite course:
  2. Complete the following core courses:
      ENGL 251 : Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 251 : Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to concepts and practice of literary analysis; critical theories; and elements of fiction, poetry, and drama.

      Course Outcomes


      And complete two courses from the following:

      And complete one course from the following:

        ENGL 312 : Persuasive Writing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 312 : Persuasive Writing. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Junior or senior status.
        DESCRIPTION: Expository and persuasive writing focusing on practical reasons for evaluating audiences, generating and structuring an argument, and making stylistic decisions. Library research paper.
        NOTE: Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 314 : Writing About Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 314 : Writing About Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Contact Department.
        DESCRIPTION: Writing about the functions, meanings, qualities, and contexts of literature for specialist and nonspecialist audiences using selected critical theories. Research paper.
        NOTE: Primarily for majors in literary studies. Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

        Course Outcomes


        ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 316 : Technical Communication. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Honors also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Junior or senior status.
        DESCRIPTION: Effective processes of written, oral, and visual technical communication, including collaborative processes. Writing for academic and professional audiences.
        NOTE: Carries GE Advanced Written and Oral Communication credit.

        Course Outcomes


  3. Complete 15 hours from the following:
  4. Complete the following as the last course in the emphasis:
  5. Complete the following capstone course:
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      STDEV 490 : Bachelor of General Studies Capstone. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study only.
      PREREQUISITE: STDEV 100; completion of all other BGS program requirements.
      DESCRIPTION: Culminating course required for bachelor of general studies degree: analyze and evaluate BGS experience in light of the "Aims of a BYU Education" and summarize this experience in a reflective paper, integrate material learned in emphasis by completing a scholarly essay, and demonstrate accomplishment of learning outcomes.

      Course Outcomes


*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.