Major in English/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Track

Bachelor of Arts degree

CIP 23.0101

Note: This major does not lead to teacher certification.

University Studies Requirements...............41-44 hours

(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship
    EDP 260 Psychology of Human Development
  • University Studies Elective
    EDU 103 Issues and Practices of American Education

Required Courses...............25 hours

ENG 100T Transitions
ENG 221 Introduction to English Studies
ENG 303 British Literature to 1760
ENG 304 British Literature, 1760 to the Present
ENG 311 American Literature to 1890
ENG 312 American Literature, 1890 to the Present
ENG 321 Research in Literary Studies
ENG 334 Shakespeare

and one of the following:

ENG 309 History of the English Language
ENG 310 Introduction to English Linguistics

Required Limited Electives..............24 hours

ENG 228: Standard English Usage (3)
ENG 309: History of the English Language (3)[1]


ENG 310 : Introduction to English Linguistics (3)[1]
ENG 362: Ethnolinguistics in the US (3)
SED 300 Educating Students with Disabilities
TSL 331: ESL Methods, Grades P-5 (3)
TSL 332: ESL Methods, Grades 5-12 (3)
TSL 409: Acquisition of Languages in Children and Adolescents (3)
TSL 410: ESL Assessment, Placement, and Advocacy (3)

Required Minor...............21-24 hours

Unrestricted Electives.....3-9 hours

Total Curriculum Requirements.....120 hours

[1] Whichever was not taken in the core

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University under the 2014-15 academic bulletin. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Murray State bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment; if you enrolled prior to the 2013-14 academic year, consult the registrar's listing for your applicable bulletin.

Dr. Juyoung Song
7B-3 Faculty Hall
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-3341