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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 : Introduction to English Studies. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 251 : Introduction to English Studies. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      DESCRIPTION: Introduction to the discipline of English studies, including the fundamental concepts and practice of literary analysis and critical theory.
      NOTE: Engl 251 fulfills the GE Letters requirement only for English majors and minors. Other students will not receive GE Letters credit for this course.

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      And complete two courses from the following:

        ENGL 291 : British Literary History 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 291 : British Literary History 1. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in early English literature as illustrated through representative texts.

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        ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 292 : British Literary History 2. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in later English literature as illustrated through representative texts.

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        ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        ENGL 293 : American Literary History. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        OFFERED: Independent Study also.
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: ENGL 251; or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Development of ideas, movements, genres, and styles in American literature as illustrated through representative texts.

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      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 Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: First-year writing, 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.

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        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.

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        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 Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
        PREREQUISITE: First-year writing, 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.

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  3. Complete 15 hours from the following:
  4. Complete the following as the last course in the emphasis:
      ENGL 495 : The Senior Course. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ENGL 495 : The Senior Course. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring Contact Department; Summer Contact Department
      PREREQUISITE: ENGL 382; or ENGL 383; or ENGL 384R; senior status.
      DESCRIPTION: In-depth study of a limited area of literature, language, or criticism. Content varies; requires research and writing.
      NOTE: Engl 381 is also a valid prerequisite choice. See the Humanities Advisement Center to obtain a permission-to-add code.

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  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.

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*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.