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)

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 110 (any section)
ENG 190
ENG 209 (spring is fine)
200-level BA Aesthetic Literature Requirement course or BA English Electives course (e.g. ENG 204, LING 238, LSP Aesthetic-Lit)
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 2

ENG 190 (if not taken in fall)
ENG 209( if not taken in fall)
ENG 230 (if ENG 209 completed)
BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
LSP coursework
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
LSP coursework
Foreign Language (through Intermediate II)

SPRING - Semester 4

BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
LSP 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
LSP coursework/JINS (may be taken in spring)
Free elective or course in minor/second major.

SPRING - Semester 6

BA Aesthetic Literature or BA English Electives course
Literature and History Requirement or Literature and Geography Requirement
LSP coursework /JINS
Free elective or course in minor/second major.

FALL - Semester 7

Literature and History Requirement or Literature and Geography Requirement (if either not yet completed)
Free elective or course in minor/second major.

SPRING - Semester 8

ENG 498
Free elective or course in minor/second major.

ENG does not recommend waiting past the first semester of Junior year to finish LSP courses.

Note: BA Aesthetic Literature Requirement is different from LSP Aesthetic Literature Mode of Inquiry (but they overlap)

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

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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