English Major: Sample 4-Year Plan

The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: English (BA)

ENG does not recommend waiting past the first semester of junior year to finish Dialogues Perspectives courses.

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110 + TRU 100
ENG 190 (or 209 if has 190 credit)
200-level BA Aesthetic Literature Requirement course or BA English Electives course (e.g. ENG 204, LING 238)
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 2

ENG 209 ( if 209 completed, ENG 230)
BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
Electives course
Dialogues Perspectives coursework (including COMM 170)
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 3

ENG 230 (if not taken in 1st year spring)
BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 4

BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

FALL - Semester 5

BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
Literature and History Requirement or Literature and Geography Requirement
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
JINS (may be taken in spring)

SPRING - Semester 6

Literature and History Requirement or Literature and Geography Requirement
Dialogues Perspectives coursework
JINS (if not taken 3rd year Fall)

FALL - Semester 7

Literature and History Requirement or Literature and Geography Requirement (if not yet completed)

SPRING - Semester 8

ENG 498

Other Comments:
If interested in teaching/the MAE:

  • HLTH 195/196 (Required for Pre-Elem or Spec Ed)    (MS 100/101 okay for Pre-Sec Ed)
  • ART/MUSI (Required for Pre-Elem or Spec Ed)
  • ECON/GEOG (Required for Pre-Elem or Spec Ed)
  • POL 161 MO Statute (Recommended for Pre-Elem or Spec Ed)  All 6 options open to Pre Sec Ed

The Dialogues Curriculum requires a certain number of courses/credit hours in the following Perspectives: Social, Arts and Humanities, STEM, Communications, and Statistics. The exact number of courses a student will be required to take during their undergraduate career varies individually according to the credit transferred in.

Department Chair: Please contact the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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