Bachelor of Arts: English Major (4-Year)
Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 30 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
As a result of completing this program, students should be able to
- show examples of original thinking related to the discipline.
- show evidence of breadth and scope of awareness of diverse approaches to knowledge.
- appropriately relate practice and/or lessons to the goals of the degree or discipline.
- show some insight into ethical questions, with discussion of the elements of solutions, their sources, and qualities of evidence for their resolution.
- conduct independent research with some complexity and depth.
- demonstrate knowledge of the history of English literature.
- analyze the traditional literary genres and the ways in which they are constructed and deconstructed.
- demonstrate an understanding of the multiplicity of “Englishes” in the post-colonial, postmodern world, and an understanding of the global dispersal of the language and literature.
- exhibit strong planning and organizing skills.
- show familiarity with disciplinary knowledge sufficient to wield it with confidence and discrimination.
- show insight into relationships among applicable theories and concepts as well as their connection to disciplinary practices and/or other disciplines.
- use the tools, mechanisms and processes of critical thinking consciously and systematically.
- produce organized, systematic and dependably sound written work related to the discipline.
- demonstrate understanding of and use logical arguments in a systematic and coherent way.
- accurately integrate data, research and insights from related disciplines.
- demonstrate knowledge of detailed historical and developmental data related to one or more specialized areas within the discipline.
Possible Career Options
- Writer, Technical Playwright, Novelist, Poet
- Film/Television producer
- Civil/Foreign Service
- Project Manager
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
Possible Further Education Options
At Athabasca University
- Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MAIS)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd)
- Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
- Master of Counselling (MC)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling
At Other Educational Institutions*
- graduate studies in English/interdisciplinary studies
- library science
- social work
- police studies
- education: bachelor/master
- English as a second language (ESL) teacher training
* Entrance requirements vary among educational institutions. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other educational institutions.
Updated August 19 2017 by Web Strategy, University Relations