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UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.
The Bachelor of Arts in English offers students the opportunity to pursue careers in diverse fields, such as education, law, diplomacy, policy-making, the creative arts, and business. This major is also excellent preparation for graduate studies and professional schools.
The English program will familiarize students with a wide range of literature from diverse cultures and historical periods. Through exploring literature, language, and creative writing, students will learn the formal analysis of language, the methodologies of academic research, writing and critical thinking.
Current Faculty Project for Dr. Kyle DiRoberto: A new UA undergraduate course "ENGL-310: Diversifying Shakespeare: Engaging Students Beyond Boundaries" — supported by a 100% Engagement grant — was offered in the spring semester in preparation for the "Diversifying Shakespeare: Engaging Students Beyond Boundaries," conference. Find the sample syllabus here. This conference was funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored grant from the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Because this is a transfer degree program, there are specific entrance requirements you must meet prior to admission to the program:
- Completion of 60 or more transferable credits from a regionally accredited institution
- Official or unofficial transcripts from all schools you have attended (UA South advisor will review these with you)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in your transferrable coursework
- Completion of lower division major and minor requirements and any prerequisite classes
Please contact us if you have any questions and to receive a pre-transfer review of your previously taken coursework to ensure your eligibility and readiness for the program.
UA South maintains a variety of tools to help you plan your education. We include them here for your reference. To make a personalized plan for your UA South education, contact us!
UA Degree Search provides an overview of the English major, four year plans, transfer pathways, and career opportunities.
Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees. AZ Transfer Pathways allow students to complete an Associates of Applied Science degree at any Arizona community college and transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, UA South has partnership agreements with Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Eastern Arizona College, the Maricopa Community College District, and Pima Community College. Students can also transfer from other institutions and should contact an academic advisor to find out how!
All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor's degree.
Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The English report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.
Courses are based in theory with a strong focus on professional application. Courses in the major include:
- ENGV 373A&B British and American Literature
A survey of British and American Literature from Beowulf to the Victorian period, with emphasis on major writes in their literary and historical contexts.
- ENGV 431A, Shakespeare
Twelve comedies, histories, and tragedies from the period 1590-1600 (including Hamlet).
- ENGV 462 Linguistics and the Study of Literature
Linguistic methods in the analysis of literature and implications of literary language for linguistic theory; detailed consideration of prosody, metaphor, narrative technique, and irony.