Jun 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

English Major, B.A. (Teaching Major)

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Department Information

Department of Literature & Language

P.O. Box 70683
Phone: (423) 439-4339
Fax: (423) 439-7193
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/

If you have a love of literature, a desire to become a better writer, and a need to develop stronger critical thinking skills, the English major is for you. The Bachelor of Arts in English offers a general grounding in both American and British literature, in addition to a selection of courses focusing on world literatures, drama, women’s literature, technical writing, creative writing, linguistics, film studies, and environmental studies.


Students with 0-59 earned credits:

Contact the Center for Advisement and Student Excellence (CASE) to schedule an appointment with your advisor. Visit the CASE website www.etsu.edu/cas/case/ and call (423) 439-5602.

Students with 60 or more earned credits:

Dr. Joshua Reid
108 Burleson Hall
(423) 439-6681

Transfer Students

Transfer students majoring in English should contact Dr. Reid for advising as soon as possible. This will ensure that the student’s previous work will be coordinated efficiently with ETSU requirements.

For general information about the department or courses, contact Dr. Joshua Reid, Department Chair at reidjs@etsu.edu or (423) 439-6681

Degree Requirements: 120 credits

General Education 41-42 credits
Major Total Requirement 36 credits
Minor 24 credits
Free Electives 18-19 credits
TOTAL 120 credits


College of Arts and Sciences : Visit link to view the complete list of B.A. degree requirements.

  • Foreign Language course 2020 or higher with C- or better
  • Non-U.S. History (3 credits)
  • MATH 1530  or MATH 1910  


General Education Requirements  

These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.

English Major Requirements: 36 credits

Required Secondary Education Minor: 24 credits

Free Electives: 18-19 credits

Additional Information

Click here to view the English Major Suggested Course Sequence .

Required Minor: Secondary Education Minor  

Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements  for all ETSU students.

CSCI 1100  or Proficiency Exam: Must complete to meet Graduation requirements

Licensure certification: Students interested in pursuing a teacher licensure program for certification should contact the advisor in the Office of Student Services, 321 Warf-Pickel Hall, College of Education. Students will major in the subject they wish to teach and minor in Secondary Education .

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