BA in English/MED in Higher Education (Instructional Track: English)

The accelerated degree BA in English/MED in Higher Education (Instructional Track: English) is designed to provide students with a solid basis in English alongside an advanced understanding of the skills necessary for instruction and administration in post-secondary education. Students gain both content knowledge and the credentials they need to teach English courses.

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (ba)

Developing A Christian Mind
DCM 2301 - Developing a Christian Mind

3

Fine Arts
FINE 1306 - Introduction to Fine Arts

3

Foreign Language
*Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate requisites are met

14*

Foundations for Excellence

1

FOUN 1101 - Foundations for Excellence

is required of all first-year and transfer students with fewer than 15 credit hours. (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours.)

History

6

Choose two:

HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865

HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865

HIST 2301 - World Civilization I

HIST 2302 - World Civilization II

Kinesiology

2

KNES 1101 - Fitness for Living

and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived. 

Mathematics

3

Choose one:

MATH 1301 - Math for Liberal Arts

MATH 1303 - College Algebra

MATH 1307 - Finite Math for Business Analysis

MATH 1405 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

4

One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.

Religion

9

RELI 1301 - Old Testament Survey

RELI 1302 - New Testament Survey

and three additional credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment

Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)

6

POLS 2301 - American National Government

and an additional three credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. 

TOTAL GENERAL STUDIES HOURS

51

BA in English 

English Courses  

27

ENGL 1301/1401 - Composition and Rhetoric I

ENGL 1302 - Composition and Rhetoric II

ENGL 2301 - World Literature I

ENGL 2302 - World Literature II

ENGL 3301 - American Literature I

or

ENGL 3302 - American Literature II

ENGL 3305 - Advanced Written Communication (S-L)

ENGL 3313 - British Literature I

or

ENGL 3314 - British Literature II

ENGL 4301 - Introduction to Linguistics

And another 4000-level English course (excluding ENGL 4312 and ENGL 4317)

Total Undergraduate Hours

111

Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses 

ENGL 5319 - Introduction to Literary Theory

ENGL 5340 - Studies in Global Literature

ENGL 5349 - Shakespeare

9

Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*

Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*

18

15

TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED

120

A 120-credit-hour minimum for a bachelor's degree is required. Students must complete all Undergraduate hours and shared undergraduate/graduate hours prior to enrolling for remaining Graduate hours.

Elective Requirements*

  • In order to satisfy the “Undergraduate only” portion of an accelerated degree plan, sufficient lower-level and upper-level elective hours must be taken to complete the minimum number of Undergraduate credit hours required for each specific accelerated degree.

  • As part of this accelerated degree plan, 9 shared Graduate hours will be counted toward a minimum of 42 upper-level Undergraduate credit hours required for all bachelor’s degrees.

REMAINING GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

courses

credit hours (mED)

Required Courses 

30

HIED 5300 - College and University Administration

HIED 6310 - Legal Aspects and Finance in Higher Education

HIED 6311 - Access and Equity in Higher Education

HIED 6320 - Practicum in Higher Education (S-L)

HIED 6330 - Research Methods in Higher Education

HIED 6340 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education

HIED 6361 - Teaching, Learning, and Student Development

MAL 6301 - Christian Worldview of Leadership

The remaining 6 credit hours will be chosen from English graduate course offerings.

TOTAL ADDITIONAL GRADUATE HOURS REQUIRED

30

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE

150

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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