Bachelor of Arts degree in English
Learn about the Bachelor of Arts degree in English offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.
BACHELOR’S DEGREES IN ENGLISH COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The English Program at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) offers undergraduate programs that let students explore a variety of authors and genres from Shakespeare to Mexican-American Literature, while composition courses let them polish their skills in academic writing. A distinguished faculty, small class sizes and innovative courses and programs add to the valuable benefits of earning an English degree at OLLU. The new concentration and minor in Professional and Technical Writing will teach students the skills to communicate digitally through the creation of technical and business documents. The program allows for an emphasis in writing in various disciplines such as the sciences, the social sciences, medicine, and business. The skills learned through this program will create digitally literate students who will be an important asset to future employers. Composition courses are taught in the computer labs to enhance the writing experience. A mixture of service-learning and interdisciplinary courses offers students new pedagogical approaches to their studies. The senior portfolio, part of the graduation requirements for the program, allows students to reflect on their studies and prepare for career opportunities and graduate school. Students interested in teaching English at the secondary level receive a Bachelor of Arts in English. The degree requires courses in English and education. DEGREES • Bachelor of Arts in English • Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing • Minor in English • Minor in Professional and Technical Writing TEACHER CERTIFICATION OPTION: Bachelor of Arts in English for Grades 7-12 English Language Arts Certification WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE: NAN CUBA Author and professor of English Nan Cuba serves as OLLU’s official writer-in-residence, which means she will lend her time, talent and energy to help students perfect their craft. Internationally acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros served as the previous writer-inresidence. VISITING WRITER PROGRAM OLLU has welcomed well-known authors to campus to take part in the Visiting Writer Program. Under the program, an author visits OLLU for a semester to work with students and give a public reading. Previous visiting writers have included Laurie Ann Guerrero, Richard Blanco, K.L. Cook, Carmen Tafolla, Pamela Johnston and Alison Moore. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply SAMPLE COURSEWORK As part of the English curriculum, the following courses are offered: • Creative Writing • Survey of Mexican-American Literature • Fiction and Film • Shakespeare • Gender Issues in Literature and Language • Advanced Written Communication • Literature of the Southwest • General Linguistic Theory • Fundamentals of Professional and Technical Writing* • Technical Editing and Writing* • Writing for the Web* • Visual Rhetoric and Document Design* • Grant Writing* • Written Business Communications* • Technical and Professional Writing Capstone* A complete list of requirements and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. *Notes new courses as part of the Professional and Technical Writing concentration. THE THING ITSELF “The Thing Itself” is a literary journal that is published annually by the English Program. Students, faculty and staff, as well as national and international writers and artists, can submit poetry, fiction, nonfiction and art for publication consideration in the journal. The journal’s student editorial board and appointed faculty evaluate all entries for inclusion in the journal and professionals outside the University community select the winners of cash awards for best entries. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Michael Lueker, MA English Instructor and Program Head 210-434-6711, ext. 2242 email@example.com May 2014