B.A. Degree in English & Mass Communications

B.A. Degree in English and Mass Communications

To receive the B.A. Degree in English and Mass Communications, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Core Requirements

ENGL 200 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
ENGL 211 Major British Writers I (4)
ENGL 212 Major British Writers II (4)
ENGL 371 Survey of American Literature I (4)
ENGL 372 Survey of American Literature II (4)

Program Requirements ( 21 credits )

COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Media (3)
COMM 210 Media Writing (3)
COMM 220 Layout and Typography I (3)
COMM 230 Photography (3)
COMM 324 International Communications (3) or
COMM 302 History of Mass Communications (3)
COMM 400 Mass Media Ethics and Issues (3)
COMM 403 Communications Law (3)

Restricted Electives

Students must choose ten credits from the listed English courses and must also choose a three credit mass communications course from those listed.

ENGL 285 Scriptwriting (4)
ENGL 288 Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (4)
ENGL 388 Creative Writing (3)
ENGL 395 Theory and Methods of Tutoring (3)
ENGL 487 Advanced Technical Report Writing (4)
COMM 306 Advertising Copywriting (3) or
COMM 307 Writing for Public Relations (3) or
COMM 308 Broadcast Journalism (3) or
COMM 309 Reporting (3)


Students must take 10 elective credits in English courses and 9 elective credits in communications courses. At least nine of the English elective credits must be at the 300 level or above. Further, at least one course must be in American literature and at least one course must be in British literature. The English electives should be chosen in close consultation with an advisor from the English department. The communications electives must also be chosen in close consultation with a faculty advisor in the School of Communication and Journalism department.