Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Sep 29, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


B.A. English degree plan

English, B.A.



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Unified General Education Core - 42-45 hrs


The Unified General Education Core is required for all bachelor degrees at Wayland.

Creative Expression for Engaging Community - 9 hrs


Critical Examination of Creation and Community - 12-14 hrs


Christian Foundations for Life in Community - 9 hrs


Notations:


  1. ENGL 1301  and ENGL 1302  should be taken within first year of enrollment.
  2. COMS requirement may differ by degree. The B.S.N. specifies COMS 1301  or higher. Students pursuing teacher certification should take COMS 2302 .
  3. Creative Arts requirements for the B.S.N. specifies ART 1301  or higher, or MUSI 1303  or higher. The B.M. degree specifies ART 1301 , ART studio course, HUMA 2300  or ENGL 3330 . The B.S.I.S. EC-6 degree can take FNAR 2401 . The B.A. Worship Studies specifies MUSI 3305 .  Students pursuing the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree must choose from ART 1301 , ART Studio Course, or MUSI 1303 .
  4. Students in the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree must take an ENGL literature elective.
  5. HIST 1303  or HIST 1304  can be applied to either History or Multi-Cultural sections.
  6. HIST 2301  and HIST 2302  are required for teacher certification and the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree.
  7. To ensure broad training, no more than 6 credit hours from Literature or History may fulfill the requirements for Cultural Perspectives within Community; however, students may use the Multi-Cultural history or literature course options to fulfill 3 hours of Literature or History requirements, and then may also complete an additional Multi-Cultural course from a different discipline.
  8. Students with two years of documented high school foreign language (minimum grade of ‘B’ or 3.0) may enroll in 2000-level courses (or higher where prerequisites allow) in that same language. Any student with significant informal background in a foreign language may contact the School of Languages and Literature for information about placement testing.
  9. Students pursuing the B.A.S. Banking and Finance, B.A.S. Business Administration, B.A.S. Computer Information Systems, B.A.S. Computer Science, B.A.S. Digital Marketing, B.A.S. Environmental Sciences, B.A.S. Mission in Business, B.B.A., B.S., B.S.I.S. Middle School Core Subjects, B.S.I.S. Middle School Math, or B.S.I.S. Middle School Science degrees are required to take MATH 1304 .
  10. B.S.N. students must take BIOL 3410  to meet this requirement.
  11. Students associated primarily with the Plainview campus must take a 4-hour laboratory science course to fulfill the Unified General Education science requirement. Students not associated primarily with the Plainview campus may fulfill the science requirement through a 4-hour laboratory science course or the 3-hour non-lab version.
  12. ECON 2307  cannot be used for students pursuing the A.A.S. Business Administration, B.A.S. Business Administration, B.B.A. (all specializations), or B.C.M. Co-vocational Ministry with General Business specialization degrees.  Students in the B.S. Mathematics with minor in Engineering dual degree must take ECON 2307 PSYC 1301 , or SOCI 1301  to meet this requirement.
  13. EDUC 2307  is required for teacher certification.
  14. PSYC 1301  is required for students pursuing the B.S.N. degree.
  15. Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301 - Old Testament History  or RLGN 1302 - New Testament History , or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist institutions to meet the core requirement in any Wayland degree. If a student has taken RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302 , or their equivalents, at any institution except other Baptist institutions, then the student has two options to meet the core requirement: (1) take RLGN 1301  and/or RLGN 1302  at Wayland, or (2) take THST 4310 THST 4311 THST 4312 THST 4313 , or THST 4320  in lieu of RLGN 1301 ; and/or take THST 4320 THST 4321 THST 4322 , or THST 4323  in lieu of RLGN 1302 THST 4320  may be an option for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302  as stated above, but may not count for both on the same degree plan. No other THST/MNST courses may substitute for either RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 . The Dean of the School of Christian Studies must approve any exception to this policy. RLGN 1301  or RLGN 1302 , or their equivalents, taken at non-Baptist institutions, may be transferred as elective credit with approval of the Dean of the School of Christian Studies and the Registrar.
  16. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.
  17. Students associated primarily with the Plainview campus must take BASC 1200  and EXSS 1112 . Students not associated primarily with the Plainview campus will take BASC 1301 .
  18. GRAD 0001  not required for Associate degree.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Specific General Education Course Requirements - 16-17 hrs


The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) is a minimum 124-credit hour degree. A minimum of 42 credit hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these may vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the subject field sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. In addition to the Unified General Education Core, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:

  • 3 hrs , CSCI 1305 - Introduction to Computer Science  3 hrs, EDIT 2310 - Technology in the Classroom  3 hrs, or MUSI 3302 - Music Technology  3 hrs1
  • EXSS Activity 1 hrs2
  • Cultural Perspectives within Community: History elective, Literature elective, or Multi-Cultural3 elective 3-4 hrs (whichever is not fulfilled in Unified Core)
  • Creative Arts elective, Literature elective, or ENGL 3307 - Creative Writing  3 hrs4
  • Foreign Language 23015 and 2302 (6 hrs); or select two courses from GREK 1302 - Elementary Greek  3 hrs, GREK 2301 - Intermediate Greek  3 hrs, and HEBR 1301 - Elementary Hebrew  3 hrs6
  • NOTATIONS:

    1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302 . Students pursuing fields in education should take EDIT 2310 .
    2. EXSS courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement include a statement to that effect in the course description. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirements with DD-214 from basic training.
    3. Students may choose from a third course in Literature or History (beyond the 6-hour limitation in the core) or a third course in foreign language (3000-level or 1000-level in a second language).
    4. Students must choose a course option from outside the discipline of the major field of study, except B.A. Humanities majors due to the interdisciplinary nature of the major.
    5. Prerequisite of 1401 and/or 1402 (in a single language) may be required and can be used as a Multi-Cultural elective in the general education and/or as electives toward the degree. Students with two years of documented high school foreign language (minimum grade ‘B’ or 3.0) may enroll in 2000-level courses (or higher where prerequisites allow) in that same language. Any student with significant information background in a foreign language may contact the School of Languages and Literature for information about placement testing.
    6. Completion of GREK 1302 GREK 2301 , and/or HEBR 1301  must be in addition to the Multi-Cultural requirement. 

Academic Major and Minor


The B.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring to study in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences. Major fields of study approved for the B.A. degree are listed in the Academic Programs Profile . In the majority of instances, the major requires the completion of 30 credit hours. Specific credit hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected.

Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identified by the university as an approved minor or major field. The typical minor consists of 18 credit hours. Specific credit hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Programs Profile .

Electives


Students may complete the minimum 124 credit hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective credit hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level credit hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Requirements for the English Major - 37 hrs:


The major requires 37 credit hours, of which 25 must be upper-level. *Nine hours are included in the general education core curriculum. Students who plan to teach in public schools must consult the School of Education for specific requirements for certification.

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