Buena Vista University

English

What was the most important thing you've read recently? A classic novel? A new script? A biting news article? Perhaps an office memo? It's amazing how many different ways our lives are affected by the English language. The ability to use language to express emotion and articulate ideas, analyze meaning, and construct compelling arguments gives you some of the most far reaching skills across multiple industries. The BVU Professional & Online Studies English major exposes you to world literature, numerous writing genres, the art of language and expression as well as the practical skills to make language work for you.

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Courses of study

Major in English: 40 credit hours

ENGL 220 Introduction to Literature: Early Literary Classics
ENGL 250 American Literature
ENGL 261 British Literature, Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 262 British Literature, 1750 to Present
ENGL 276 World Literature
ENGL 300 Advanced Composition
ENGL 320 Creative Writing
ENGL 331 Introduction to Linguistics
ENGL 490 Major Portfolio
ENGL 491 Senior Seminar or elective above ENGL 400
1 elective ENGL300 or above
1 elective ENGL 370 or above
2 electives ENGL 400 or above

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