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English Courses

100% online accredited degree

The online English degree courses help students develop an extensive skill set through emphasis on writing, speaking, textual analysis and research skills.

Online English Courses

General Education Core Requirements (in semester hours):

Prior to graduation, undergraduate students in the Online English major program must complete at least 30 semester hours of general education courses that include at least one course in each of the following:

  • English Composition
  • College mathematics
  • Science (with a laboratory)
  • Foreign language (second-year proficiency)
  • History or political science or economics
  • Humanities: literature or art or fine art or music or theatre

To reach the remainder of the 30 general education hours, students must take courses in any of the categories above as well as courses in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion).

In addition to the 30 semester hours of core, all students must meet the intermediate-level second language requirement. The second language proficiency requirement may be met in any of the following ways:

  • A placement level of three semesters or higher on the CAPE placement exam for French or Spanish and a writing sample that scores at the ACTFL Scale Intermediate Mid-level or higher.
  • A score of Intermediate Low or higher on the ACTFL proficiency scale as determined by an Oral Proficiency Interview administered by Language Testing International. Students will incur the cost for the interview. Interviews are available in a variety of modern languages.
  • A grade of C or better in a course conducted in English for students whose first language is not English.
  • Successful translation of a New Testament passage from Greek done in a controlled setting. The passage will be assigned and success in translation will be determined by a faculty member in the Department of Religion and Philosophy.
  • Students are required to demonstrate intermediate proficiency in a foreign language. They may satisfy this requirement either by transferring credit or by successfully completing the online LATN 1000 and 2000 or SPAN 1000 and SPAN 2000 courses offered through King.

Core Courses Required:

  • ENGC 2920 Rhetorical and Narrative Patterns (4 s.h.)
  • APAL 3120 Appalachian Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3150 Adolescent Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3200 Survey of World Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3340 Grammar (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3360 Religion & Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3400 Survey of British Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3461 Shakespeare (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3540 British Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3580 Faith and the Literary Imagination (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3600 Survey of American Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 3625 Modern and Contemporary American Literature (4 s.h.)
  • ENGL 4990 Comprehensive Assessment (0 s.h.)

Students wanting to complete the necessary content for Secondary Licensure in Tennessee would omit ENGL 3360 (Religion and Literature). In place of this course, the licensure candidate would take PSCI 2120 Cultural Diversity (4 s.h.).

Degree format: 100% ONLINE

To graduate from King University, students must accumulate at least 124 semester hours (48 of which must be completed at King University).

Undergraduate Transfer Credit

Credits from previously attended colleges or universities will be evaluated based on institutional accreditation, level, content, quality, comparability and degree of program relevance and those accepted will be applied to the new degree being sought, up to a maximum of 76 semester hours.

However, the University will grant semester-hour equivalence only for transfer work with a grade of C- or better, and only work with grades of C- or better will apply toward graduation requirements. Students may submit up to 8 semester hours of prior major coursework for transfer consideration.




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