Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

English, B.A. (Accelerated Bachelors to Masters (ABM) Track)


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The Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Track in English at the University of West Georgia allows outstanding students who major in English or English Education to begin earning credit toward a graduate degree while completing their Bachelor’s degree. Exceptional students admitted to the program may count up to six (6) hours in the M.A. capstone and thesis track toward both degrees. Upon completion of the undergraduate B.A. in English or B.A. in English Education, with a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average and a grade of “B” or better in all graduate courses completed, the student may move to full graduate status in the M.A in English graduate program, and the courses taken as an undergraduate will be applied toward the graduate degree.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students applying for the ABM Track in English must:
  • Have completed at least 90 hours toward a B.A. in English or B.A. in English Education.
  • Have completed at least 30 hours of the 90 hours of coursework at the University of West Georgia.
  • Have a UWG GPA of 3.5 or higher or an English major GPA of 3.75 or higher and must maintain that GPA while they are undergraduates.
  • Have taken English 3000.
  • Meet all admission requirements for the M.A. in English with the exception of the complete B.A. in English or B.A. in English Education.
  • Students applying for the accelerated program will not be required to take standardized admissions tests.

Application Process

  • Meet with your advisor to discuss the program. This should take place when the student has reached a minimum of 60 hours and completed all Area F  coursework.
  • Complete an application form for the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree (ABM) Track. This should take place in the semester before the student earns 90 hours.
  • Complete a graduate application for the graduate degree program and submit all required documents for admission. This should occur at the same time that a student applies for the ABM Track.

Once a student has been accepted to the ABM track, the student should follow the prescribed plan of study and take only the courses approved for the ABM track. (Visit the department to obtain a full program sheet.) Students in the ABM will be classified as undergraduates. Once a student has earned the bachelor’s degree, the student’s classification will be changed to graduate student.

Approved Graduate Courses for the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s track

 

The table below shows the graduate courses for which students can receive credit towards both the graduate and undergraduate degrees, along with the undergraduate courses which they would replace. Students in the program may receive credit for two such courses (in the M.A. capstone track or thesis track, which both require 30 hours of coursework). Undergraduate students admitted to the ABM track should take at least two (2) 4000-level courses before taking any of the 6000-level courses listed below. 

 

Graduate Course

Replaced Undergraduate Course

ENGL 6105-Seminar in British Literature I

ENGL 4000-Studies in British Literature I

ENGL 6110-Seminar in American Literature I

ENGL 4003-Studies in American Literature I

ENGL 6115-Seminar in British Literature II

ENGL 4002-Studies in British Literature II

ENGL 6120-Seminar in American Literature II

ENGL 4005-Studies in American Literature II

Requirements


Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


General Education Requirements (Core Curriculum)  

*ENGL 1101   and ENGL 1102   are prerequisites for all courses from ENGL 2110   through ENGL 4386  .

Core Area F: 18 Hours


Required Courses: 6 Hours


Choose two courses from the following: 6 Hours


Foreign Language Requirement: 6 Hours


Complete 2001 in a language other than English (FREN/GRMN/SPAN or the equivalent in another language); AND complete FREN/GRMN/SPAN 2002 (or the equivalent in another language) OR FORL 2100, 2200, 2300, or an approved 2000-level FORL course.

Requirements for the Major (Upper-Division Courses): 30 Hours


A. English: 3 Hours


B. Literary History: 12 Hours*


Approved Graduate Courses for the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Track

The courses below show the graduate courses for which students can receive credit towards both the graduate and undergraduate degrees, along with the undergraduate courses which they would replace. Students in the program may receive credit for two such courses (in the M.A. capstone track or thesis track, which both require 30 hours of coursework). Undergraduate students admitted to the ABM track should take at least two (2) 4000-level courses before taking any of the 6000-level courses listed below. 

Note:

 Students may take additional offerings of Literary History courses as major electives.

*Students may take two sections of the same course as long as the topic of the sections is different.  For example, ENGL 4002 - British Romanticism and ENGL 4002 - Twentieth-Century British

C. English Major Electives: 12 Hours


Four courses selected from ENGL 3000- or 4000-level courses.

*No more than one (1) variable-credit, independent study or internship may be counted toward the major.

D. ENGL 4384: Senior Seminar 3 Hours*


*Prerequisites: 2000-level ENGL courses in Area F, ENGL 3000, and 18 additional hours of upper-level ENGL courses with a C or higher;

No course may be substituted for the Senior Seminar.

Minor and/or General Electives: 30 Hours*


*A minor is not required for the B.A. English degree.

Total: 120 Hours


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