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Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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The General Education Program Website is located at http://www.fgcu.edu/general_education

  1. FGCU General Education Program (GEP) (36 hrs)
    Refer to the General Education Program for more information.

    1. Communication (6 hrs)
      1. ENC 1101 (3)
      2. ENC 1102 (3)
    2. Mathematics (6 hrs)
      1. STA 2023 (3)
    3. Humanities (9 hrs)
      1. HUM 2510 (3)
      2. LIT 2000 or other lower-level AML, ENL, or LIT (3) recommended
    4. Social Sciences (6-9 hrs)
    5. Natural Sciences (6-9 hrs)

      Note: At least one Natural Sciences course must include a laboratory or field component. Courses meeting this requirement contain a “C” or “L” in their course numbers. Each combined lecture and laboratory course (marked with a C) is equivalent to taking the lecture and laboratory separately.

  2. Common Prerequisites

    • ENC 1101 Composition I (3) (GEP)
    • ENC 1102 Composition II (3) (GEP)

  3. Required Courses in the Major (17 hrs)

    • ENG 3014 Intro to Literary & Cultural Studies (3)
    • ENG 4930 Senior Seminar (3)
    • IDS 3300 Foundations of Civic Engagement (3)
    • All students majoring in English are required to demonstrate basic conversational and reading proficiency equivalent to one year (two semesters) of college instruction in a modern language other than English or reading proficiency in a classical language before graduating.  Standardized examination (AP, IB, CLEP) may be used to meet the requirement.
  4. Electives in the Major (24 hrs)

    • Select nine hours in junior level readings courses*
    • Select nine hours in senior level seminars*
    • Select six hours in pre-1800 literature*
    • Select six hours in post-1800 literature*
    • Select six hours in United States Literature and Culture (AML)*
    • Select six hours in British Literature and Culture (ENL)*
    • Select six hours in Literatures and Cultures (LIT)*

      *These 18 hours can overlap with the other elective requirements.

    Choose from the following courses:

    • AML 3213 Early American Literature and Culture (3)
    • AML 3220 Nineteenth Century US Lit and Culture (3)
    • AML 3242 Twentieth Century US Lit and Culture (3)
    • AML 3682 American Ethnic Literature (3)
    • AML 4111 US Novels of the 19th Century (3)
    • AML 4121 US Novels of the 20th Century (3)
    • AML 4261 Literature of the South (3)
    • AML 4265 Florida Writers (3)
    • AML 4300 Selected Authors from the US (3)
    • AML 4604 Seminar in African-American Lit (3)
    • AML 4624 Lit by Women of Color in the US (3)
    • AML 4630 Latino Literature (3)
    • AML 4703 The Immigrant Exp in Lit of US (3)
    • AML 4713 Working Class Literature and Culture in the U.S. (3)
    • AML 4930 Selected Topics in US Literature and Culture (3)
    • ENG 3112 Literary Approaches to Film (3)
    • ENG 4060 History of English Language (3)
    • ENG 4114 Film Adaptation (3)
    • ENL 3210 Anglo Saxon and Medieval Lit and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3220 Renaissance Literature and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3230 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3240 Romantic Literature and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3251 Victorian Literature and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3270 Twentieth Century British Lit and Culture (3)
    • ENL 3323 Shakespeare Survey (3)
    • ENL 4122 British Novels of the 19th Century (3)
    • ENL 4132 British Novels of the 20th Century (3)
    • ENL 4191 The English Epic (3)
    • ENL 4218 Medieval British Romance (3)
    • ENL 4295 Literature of the Plague (3)
    • ENL 4303 Selected British Authors (3)
    • ENL 4338 Shakespeare and Elizabethan Culture (3)
    • ENL 4930 Selected Topics in British Literature (3)
    • LIT 3144 Modern European Novel (3)
    • LIT 3191 World Literature (3)
    • LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and Popular Arts (3)
    • LIT 3374 Literature of the Bible (3)
    • LIT 3381 Literature of Women of Color (3)
    • LIT 3400 Interdisciplinary Topics in Lit. (3)
    • LIT 3411 Literature and Religion (3)
    • LIT 3662 Literature of Conquest and Exploration (3)
    • LIT 4061 Comparative Literature
    • LIT 4093 Contemporary Literature (3)
    • LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
    • LIT 4213 Literary Theory (3)
    • LIT 4353 Ethnic Studies (3)
    • LIT 4404 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Lit. (3)
    • LIT 4434 Environmental Literature (3)
    • LIT 4493 Politics and Literature (3)
    • LIT 4663 Magical Realism (3)
    • LIT 4664 Literature of the Americas (3)
    • LIT 4853 Topics in Cultural Critique (3)
    • LIT 4930 Selected Topics in Literary Studies (3)
    • LIT 4931 The Exile in Literature (3)
    • LIT 4932 Selected Topics in Literature and the Humanities (3)
    • LIT 4934 Advanced Topics in Critical Theory (3)

    Students may choose at most two of the following courses:

    • CRW 3053 Writing Theory and Practice (3)
    • CRW 3111 Narrative Techniques (3)
    • CRW 3311 Poetic Techniques (3)
    • CRW 4120 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
    • CRW 4320 Advanced Poetry Writing (3)
    • CRW 4930 Special Topics in Creative Writing (3)
    • ENG 4906 Individual Research (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 hrs)

    • IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives (variable)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 120 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 120 credit hours.
  • A minimum of 48 of the 120 hours must be at the upper division (3000 - 4999) level.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C for each course used to satisfy the following categories: common prerequisites, required courses in the major, and electives in the major.
  • Satisfaction of the Communication and Computation Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfaction of the Service Learning requirement (See www.fgcu.edu/connect).
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement: thirty of the last sixty credits must be completed at FGCU.
  • Completion of the summer course enrollment requirement.
  • Submit an online Application for Graduation via Gulfline by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

The following substitutions are acceptable for common prerequisites and must be completed with a grade of C or higher:

  • ENC 1101: may substitute ENC X101 (3) or ENC XXXX* (3)
  • ENC 1102: may substitute ENC X102 (3) or ENC XXXX* (3)

*Six semester hours of English coursework in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level English skills through multiple assignments. Note: C or better is required for all coursework.

For All Majors: Students are strongly recommended to select required lower division electives that will enhance their General Education coursework and that will support their intended baccalaureate degree program. Students should consult with an academic advisor in their major degree area.