Alice Lloyd College

Bachelor of Arts in English

Program Coordinator: Dr. Rodger Cunningham

Alice Lloyd College Humanities Division

Curriculum Guide Sheet (pdf)

Course Descriptions

The major in English provides the student with knowledge of the human condition through a comprehensive reading of literature. This major enhances writing skills and provides preparation for graduate and professional school. The course of study will increase the student’s knowledge of 19th and 20th century American literature, British literature, critical theory, gender studies, poetry, composition, writing styles, how to develop and support a thesis, research, major authors and key literary movements, and much more.

Why English?

English majors have skills that many employers seek, including excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, ability for teamwork, initiative, interpersonal skills, effective problem solving techniques, and, perhaps most importantly, English majors write well. Most jobs require written communication, so superior writing skills save an employer money. Research shows that companies spend $3.1 billion annually retaining workers to write. The major in English could lead to a job in journalism, acting, advertizing, court reporting, public relations, songwriting, speechwriting, technical writing, teaching, newspaper publishing, freelance writing, book critiquing, and more.

Make your own mark in history! Who knows? With Appalachia’s rich tradition of producing talented writers, you might be the region’s next great novelist or poet.

General Education Requirements / 54 hours

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in English can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103
Humanities – 12 hours
Social Science
– 12 hours
Natural Sciences and Mathematics – 12 hours

Collateral Requirements / 9 hours

Required – 3 hours: SOC 461
Required: 6 hours in the same foreign language.

English Requirements / 36 hours

One course from ENG 211, 212;
One course from ENG 201, 202, 215, 216;
Required: ENG 310, 311, 312, 315, 415, 490;
Four courses from ENG 302, 303, 304, 305, 350, 405-409, 410-414, 416, 417, 418, 419, 451-469, 471-489.

General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation

Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or minor.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year First Semester:

ENG 101
PE 103
BIO 101
Math 110, 112, or 113
Foreign Language

Freshman Year Second Semester:

ENG 102
LE 101
A Physical Science
CIS 110
Foreign Language

Sophomore Year First Semester:

ENG 211/212
Social Science Elective
Humanities Elective
Humanities  Elective
Social Science Elective
General Elective

Sophomore Year Second Semester:

ENG 200 Level
Social Science Elective
COMM 126
Humanities Elective
General Elective

Junior Year First Semester:

Humanities Elective
ENG 311
Social Science Elective
ENG 300-400 Level
General Elective

Junior Year Second Semester:

ENG 300-400 Level
ENG 312
ENG 315
ENG 310
General Elective

Senior Year First Semester:

ENG 300-400 Level
SOC 460 or 461
ENG 415
General Elective
General Elective

Senior Year Second Semester:

ENG 490
ENG 300-400 Level
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective


This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2014-16. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.

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