English Language BA

English Language

English Language
BA
Hours53 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

It is strongly recommended that Ling 198, a 2-credit-hour course, be taken early in a student's major. This course is recommended to help English Language majors focus on specific educational and occupational goals and to identify the career options or educational opportunities available to them. The course will introduce them to the resources needed for accessing information about graduate schools, internships, careers, and career development.
requirement 6
Complete university course work (or the equivalent) to a 200-level or higher in any single foreign language, including American Sign Language. (This requirement varies for Spanish. See the Humanities College Advisement Center.) The language for this requirement may be the same language used to satisfy the GE Foreign Language option, but note that the GE Foreign Language option may require more coursework than this requirement from the English Language major. For non-native speakers of English, the university TOEFL requirement satisfies this requirement for the English Language major. A language relevant to the historical development of English is strongly recommended, namely Latin, French, German, or Classical Greek.

 

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Advisement

The following Linguistics faculty members serve as academic advisors for English Language students.  Consult the chart below to determine which faculty member is your advisor.

Last name Advisor Office location Office phone # E-mail address
A-E Don Chapman 4064B JFSB 801-422-8738 don_chapman@byu.edu
F-J Mark Davies 4059 JFSB 801-422-9168 mark_davies@byu.edu
K-O Cynthia Hallen 4073 JFSB 801-422-2020 cynthia_hallen@byu.edu
P-T Dallin Oaks 4075 JFSB 801-422-6369 dallin_oaks@byu.edu
U-Z Wendy Baker-Smemoe 4057 JFSB 801-422-4714 wendy_baker@byu.edu

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Suggested Areas of Emphasis
Students may choose to follow one of the following suggested areas of emphasis.
Area of Emphasis
Recommended Courses

Historical English Linguistics

specific preparation for graduate studies in Historical English Linguistics, Philology

ELang 447: Early Modern English
ELang 448: Late Modern English
ELang 524: History of the Book
ELang 525: Old English
ELang 526: Middle English

Pre-professional Studies

specific preparation for professional studies such as law, business, and medicine

ELang 447: Early Modern English
ELang 448: Late Modern English
ELang 524: History of the Book
ELang 529: Structure of Modern English
Ling 452: Intro to Sociolinguistics

TESOL

in conjunction with a TESOL minor

ELang 468: Varieties of English
ELang 529: Structure of Modern English
Ling 550: Sociolinguistics
DigHT 210: Humanities Technology: Tools and Skills

English Language Studies

specific preparation for continued studies requiring advanced English language knowledge, including TESOL, Linguistics, English

English language period requirement
ELang 468: Varieties of English
ELang 529: Structure of Modern English
Ling 452: Intro to Sociolinguistics
Textual Analysis

specific preparation for studies in editing and textual criticism

English language period requirement
ELang 524: History of the Book
ELang 468: Varieties of English
ELang 485: Corpus Linguistics
ELang 529: Structure of Modern English

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