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.
credit hours (ba)
Developing A Christian Mind
Foundations for Excellence
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.)
HIST 1301 - U.S. History to 1865
HIST 1302 - U.S. History Since 1865
HIST 2301 - World Civilization I
HIST 2302 - World Civilization II
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.
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)
One laboratory science selected from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics.
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)
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
BA in English
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
ENGL 3302 - American Literature II
ENGL 3305 - Advanced Written Communication (S-L)
ENGL 3313 - British Literature I
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
Shared Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
ENGL 5319 - Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 5340 - Studies in Global Literature
ENGL 5349 - Shakespeare
Additional Upper-Level Electives Required*
Additional Lower or Upper-Level Electives Required*
TOTAL UNDERGRADUATE WITH SHARED HOURS REQUIRED
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.
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
credit hours (mED)
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
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR ACCELERATED DEGREE
(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.
Refer to course descriptions for course requisites.