Bachelor of Arts in English

Core Curriculum

All degree programs require completion of the Core Curriculum. A complete description of the core and its requirements is available in the Core Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses which satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.

Required Courses Of All English Programs

  1. MAJOR: 36 CREDITS
    • CMP217 Rhetoric: Argument and Persuasion (3) – CS; CT; MC; WI
    • LIT101 Introduction to English Studies (3)
    • LIT201 World Literature I (3) – AA;CS;ME;WI OR LIT202 World Literature II (3) – AA;CI;CS;WI
    • LIT203 British Literature I (3) – CI; WI
    • LIT204 British Literature II: The Empire Writes Back (3) – CI; WI
    • LIT410 Shakespeare (3)
    • 3 credits in American Literature
    • LNG307 The English Language: Structure, Power & Change (3)  – CS;CI OR LNG309 Language in Society (3) – CI;UDCC.
    • 12 credits in Literature and Composition Electives:
      • SELECT 1 from each area below:
      • British Literature: LIT301, LIT302, LIT304, LIT310, LIT318, LIT320, LIT323, LIT330, LIT339, LIT340, LIT413  OR LIT415
      • Composition: CMP312, CMP317, CMP318, CMP420
      • Global literature: LIT230, LIT309 (Global Film), LIT314, LIT315 OR LIT326
      • Major Author/Theme/Genre: LIT219, LIT241, LIT248, LIT309, LIT310, LIT313, LIT317, LIT318, LIT324, LIT325, LIT329, LIT336, LIT337, LIT338, LIT339 OR LIT411
  2. CORE: 6 CREDITS
    • CMP101 English Composition (3) – CS; ILIT; WI
    • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)

Additional Requirements For BA, English

  1. MAJOR: 6 CREDITS
    • LIT420 Seminar for English Majors (3) – WI; RP
    • LIT442 Capstone Research (1)
    • LIT443 Senior Capstone (2)
  2. CORE: 39 CREDITS
    • HISTORY AND/OR PHILOSOPHY AND/OR RELIGIOUS STUDIES: 6 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED.

      Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If a course does not have a competency, it will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under Free Electives; an equal number of credits in Core electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.

    • MODERN LANGUAGE AND CORE ELECTIVES: 33 CREDITS

      FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

      Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Modern Languages section of the Daemen catalog.

  3. FREE ELECTIVES: 33 CREDITS
    • Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 120 CREDITS

Additional Requirements For BA, English, Professional Writing and Rhetoric Specialization

  1. MAJOR AND SPECIALIZATION: 30 CREDITS
    • MAJOR: 9 CREDITS:
      • CMP212 News Writing (3)
      • CMP202 Writing: Theory & Practice (3)
      • CMP301: Professional Writing (3)
    • SPECIALIZATION: 18 CREDITS

      Career Field Experience (3 ): 1 experience at the upper division level, focusing on professional writing

    • PR442 Capstone Research (1)
    • PR443 Senior Capstone (2)
    • Select FOUR courses from the following TWO areas of specialization (TWO courses from each area):
      • Rhetoric and Writing
        • CMP312 Creative Writing (3) – WI
        • CMP 247, 347, or 447Topics in Rhetoric and Writing (3) (Special Topics courses -See your Advisor)
      • Professional, Technical, and Media Writing
        • CMP317 Journalism (3) — WI
        • CMP318 Writing for the Media (3) — WI
        • PR322 Introduction to Public Relations (3)
        • CMP/PR420 Promotional Writing (3) – WI
  2. CORE: 39 credits:
    • MTH104 Survey of Statistics (3) — CT; QL
    • Modern Language and Core Electives: 33 credits
    • Foreign Language Requirement: Students must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through the intermediate level. The requirement may be satisfied through the completion of college level coursework or the successful completion of a proficiency examination. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Modern Language section of the Daemen catalog.
  3. FREE ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in English courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 120 CREDITS

Additional Requirements For BA, Adolescence Education: English

All Adolescence Education: English majors must be admitted into the Education Department through the Upper Division application process. No student may pursue this major without meeting the Education Department’s requirements.

  1. MAJOR 6 CREDITS
    • LIT420 Seminar for English Majors (3) – RP;WI
    • LNG337 Practicum-Implementing English Language Arts at the Secondary Level (3)
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR: 40 CREDITS
    • NOTE: A student who has earned a B- or less in EDU237/L in his/her first two attempts will not be allowed to pursue the teacher certification program.
    • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
    • EDU237/L Instructional Design: Theory & Practice (3/1)
    • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
    • EDU314 Promoting English Language Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
    • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3) – ILIT
    • EDU336 Language/Literacy Development for Adolescent Learner (3)
    • EDU402 Methods in Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
    • EDU479-480 Student Teaching and Seminar at Early Secondary/Secondary Level (6/6)
    • SED270 Introduction to the Nature and Educational Needs of Students with Disabilities (3)
    • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy & Services (3)
  3. CORE: 39 CREDITS
    • PSY214 Psychology of Adolescence (3) – CT; UD; WI (PSY214 prerequisite: PSY103)
    • HISTORY AND/OR PHILOSOPHY AND/OR RELIGIOUS STUDIES: 6 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED.

      Courses count as core only if the credits completed have a competency. If the course(s) do not have a competency, it(they) will fulfill the particular requirement but will count under the Free Electives; an equal number of credits in Core electives must be taken for each course which does not have a competency.

    • FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

      This teacher certification program requires successful completion of a minimum of 6 credits in one modern language in which the student must demonstrate proficiency through the intermediate level. A complete description of the requirement is available in the Modern Language section of the Daemen catalog.

    • CORE ELECTIVES: 24 CREDITS
  4. FREE ELECTIVES: 6 CREDITS

    Courses used to fulfill the free electives may but are not required to have a competency. A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in English courses.

TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS = 130 CREDITS

 Admission To Upper Division Requirements (English; English-Professional Writing and Rhetoric)

  1. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in English courses, and an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. A letter requesting admission to the major, in which the student should indicate commitment to scholarly work in upper level courses and specify personal qualifications and goals that justify continued study in the major.
  3. Written recommendations from at least two members of the English faculty who have had the student in class and who can attest to the student’s competence and integrity.
  4. A writing portfolio (papers, tests, articles) that demonstrate the student’s academic work and progress to date and a written description and analysis of that progress.
  5. Reflection essay. (Contact the English Department Chair for instructions.)

NOTE: Transfer students at or above the sophomore level, who have completed one semester of work in the major, will be expected to fulfill the same requirements.

Admission To Upper Division Requirements: English: Adolescence Education

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.75 or better for all completed college courses.
  2. A grade point average of 2.75 or better in all education courses (ECSE, EDU & SED prefix). Please go to https://www.college-scholarships.com/online_college_gpa_calculator.htm to calculate.
  1. A Dispositional Interview.
  2. Compile and submit, for Education Department faculty review, a comprehensive emerging e-portfolio, the contents of which include the following exhibits: artifacts, facsimiles, projects, grades. Projects must be the scanned originals submitted to the professors and, therefore, include the professors’ comments/corrections/annotations:
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for EDU 203.
  • An outline of an instructional unit, including a fully designed 3-lesson learning segment, prepared for EDU 237.
  • A researched, scholarship-based paper submitted for SED 270.
  • A written emerging professional resume.
  • A written emerging philosophy of education
  • A written emerging comprehensive reflective narrative detailing perception of current status, skills gained during coursework, targets or goals for continuing professional development, and expectations for the future (i.e., intended career choice).
  • A completed Disposition Self-Assessment (DSA) containing narrative reflection showing examples to support the ranking of each of the criteria.

Absence of any of these items or an overall GPA lower than 2.75 will constitute an incomplete submission, and the portfolio will not be accepted for review. If you are missing assignments, please see your advisor before the submission date to seek advice about your options.

  1. Traditionally admitted students (non-transfer students) who are seeking admission to upper division status must apply by March 19 of the second year of study.
  1. Transfer students must apply by March 19 during the semester in which they are completing EDU 267 or ECSE 280. Transfer students who enter Daemen College with an Associate degree must submit a portfolio which includes an emerging professional resume, a written emerging philosophy of education, a comprehensive reflective narrative, and, if available, artifacts from comparable courses taken at other institutions, indicating where they were taken and the grade earned.
  1. In the event of a resubmission due to extenuating circumstances approved by the department chair, the GPA will be considered as closed as of the spring semester. The review process will be complete by August 31st before the start of the new fall semester.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT TEACHING
  1. An overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in all courses in the major.
  3. Apply for Student Teaching, usually at the end of the third year.
  4. Be recommended for student teaching by the Chairs of the Education and English departments.

Graduation Requirements

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.00.
  2. TEACHER CERTIFICATION MAJORS: A minimum GPA of 2.75.

Suggested Course Sequence

Access the suggested course sequence for the BA, English, BA, English, Communications/Public Relations specialization, BA, Adolescence Education: English, from the English Department web page or the Program Plans site on the the Registrar’s web page.