English Major Advising Reference Sheet

BSE Advising Reference Sheet

Program

  • Scheduling tips
  • Options
  • Plan on taking one course during summer or winter to stay on track (last semester is 12 credits)

Math requirement

  • Must take TWO math courses, both with G2 label.  No other restriction.
  • TWO G2 math courses count for “two from one dept” rule for G2 block.

Required Related

  • TWO courses needed; both may count toward G-blocks and minor or options.

Non-Print Media Studies requirement

  • Cover this requirement with one of the English Film electives.  May not count in G-block.

Perspectives

  • Try to cover this with one of the English P courses as an elective

Diversity

  • EDFN 211 counts as BSE Diversity course

Praxis

  • TWO levels needed: 1st before sophomore block registration; 2nd before graduating.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL

Advanced Professional Studies requirements (FALL SEMESTER)

  • 2.8 cumulative GPA to get in; TWO G2 Math courses; PRAXIS 1 satisfied to register for APS; Clearances filed.

Student Teaching (SPRING SEMESTER)

  • May not take other courses (other than EDSE 471) during student teaching
  • As this semester has 12 total credit hours, 3 credit hours must be fulfilled earlier either during summer/winter or an 18 credit semester

BA Advising Reference Sheet

Program

Minor requirement

Print Media Studies minor and Journalism option

  • Recommend to work for Snapper freshmen and sophomore year.
  • Option is good for BSEs interested in advising middle/high school papers.

Internships

  • Highly recommended for all BAs

Study Abroad

Thesis

  • ENGL 491 recommended for BAs interested in graduate school and writing studies.
  • Needs approval from faculty advisor, Chair, and Dean.

Double Counting

  • Minors:  Courses in Gen Ed blocks, one course from major, except for Print Media Studies Minors who cannot count any major courses in minor.
  • Options: Courses from anywhere else in the major or Gen Ed curriculum.
  • Gen Ed: “D” & “W” courses count anywhere.
  • Required Relateds for BSEs: Courses in Gen Ed blocks

Placements

Math

  • Must take placement to get a math class.

Foreign Languages

  • Must take placement to take a language course at 200 level or higher

CLEP

  • Before 15 credits have been earned, students may take a general equivalency tests for 6 credits: ENGL 110 & 1xx (G1), and subject area equivalency for ENGL 230, 234, 236.

Gen Ed Courses

Open Electives

  • Any G-Block course may count
  • Students who do not take UNIV 103 seminars may take one elective instead

G2 block rules

  • “Foundations” Math course does not count in G2 block.
  • TWO courses in “natural sciences” & TWO from 1 department.

Graduation

Application

  • Register for GRAD 999 placeholder course Fall or Spring term in which you plan to graduate.
  • Submit graduation application by published deadline.

Exceptions

  • May be used for any major requirement in consultation with Chair
  • ENGL 230 can be used as an elective
  • Due semester before graduation

Transferring Credits

Rules for graduating

  • At least 30 credits must be done at MU, and 50% of major, excluding student teaching.
  • Transfer credits do not count toward GPA, except for determining honors.

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