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ENGL 102. Critical Reading and Writing. 3 Hours GE21 / U.

Builds upon the instruction in writing of ENGL 101, emphasizing critical thinking through careful, thoughtful reading and writing. Also instructs in the evaluation and use of secondary sources. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 101 or its equivalent, or an ACT score of 27-31, or an SAT score of 600-649, or an AP exam score of 3 on either the Literature and Composition exam or the Language and Composition exam, or an IB score of 5. LEC.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Department of English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 15-25 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English students at all levels graduate and embark upon a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking. Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. In the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. Advanced graduate students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty members as research assistants.

BGS in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/BGS-in-English/

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BGS in English. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the  KU Core website .

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 fulfill KU Core Goal 2: Communication (written)) 3 ENGL 102...

Bachelor of Science in Geology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geology/bs/

...admission at KU. ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 or ENGL 105 Honors Introduction...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-visual-art/

...Requirement - ENGL101 and ENGL 102 , or placement in and completion of ENGL 102 /105 and...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

http://catalog.ku.edu/architecture/design/bfa/

...Hours ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3 or ENGL 105...

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/

...initial placement is ENGL 101 (Composition) must take ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 (Critical Reading...

Bachelor of Social Work

http://catalog.ku.edu/social-welfare/bsw/

...List Code Title Hours English ENGL 101 Composition ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3rd...

Bachelor of Science in Geography

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-geography/

...of admission at KU. ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing or ENGL 105 Honors Introduction...

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-atmospheric-science/

...of the following: 2 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/psychology/bs-behavioral-neuroscience/

...academic year at KU. ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Music Education B.M.E. Program

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bme/bme-music-education/

...ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (or other approved options: ENGL 105 , ENGL 203 , ENGL...

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/health-sport-exercise-sciences/bs-athletic-training/

...130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3 ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing...

Minor in Leadership Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/institute-leadership-studies/leadership-studies-minor/

...ENGL 323 Twentieth Century Literature and Culture ENGL...the American Theatre WGSS 102 Introduction to Women...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-art-history/

...Writing Requirement - ENGL 101 and 102, or placement in and completion of ENGL 102 /105...

BA in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/ba-english/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Literature, Language & Writing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-literature/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/chemical-petroleum-engineering/bs-chemical/

...the credit hours with another course.) 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing (KU Core...

BA in English with concentration in Creative Writing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/ba-english-creative-writing/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/health-sport-exercise-sciences/bs-education/

...Hours Admission Requirements ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 1 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and...

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/mechanical-engineering/bs/

...KU transcript shows that the ENGL 101 and/or ENGL 102 requirements (GE2.1) have...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/african-studies/ba-bgs/

...Arabic & Islamic Studies AAAS 102 Arabic and Islamic...Black Leadership AAAS 332/ENGL 326 Introduction to...

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/bs/

...Writing ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 3 Select one of the following: 3 ENGL 102...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/ba-bgs/

...Sexuality Studies or WGSS 102 Introduction to Women...Studies. Eligible courses include: ENGL 306 Global Environmental...

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts in Music

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/ba/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre-Voice Program

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bfa/

...language 10 ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Doctor of Pharmacy

http://catalog.ku.edu/pharmacy/doctor-pharmacy/

...1 Fall Hours Spring Hours ENGL 101 3 ENGL 102 3 CHEM 130 5 CHEM...

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

http://catalog.ku.edu/engineering/civil-environmental-architectural-engineering/bs-civil-engineering/

...courses taken as general electives must have ENGL 102 as a prerequisite. Any communication studies...

Accelerated Master of Arts in Classics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ama/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/global-international-studies/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Music in Musicology

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-musicology/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Organ and Church Music

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-organ-church-music/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Piano

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-piano/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Strings and Harp

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-strings-harp/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and Composition

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-theory-composition/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Voice

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-voice/

...each) 20 ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Winds and Percussion

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/bm/bm-wind-percussion/

...Basic Courses ENGL 101 Composition (or any course that fulfills GE21) 3 ENGL 102 Critical...

BA in Psychology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/psychology/ba-bgs-psychology/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Dance

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/theatre-dance/ba-dance/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Art Education in Visual Art Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bachelor-art-education/

...101 , ART 102 , ART 103 , ART 104 ; HA 150 , HA 151 ; MATH 101 ; ENGL 101...

Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biochemistry/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-biology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-microbiology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in German Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/germanic-languages-literatures/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/jewish-studies/ba-jewish-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/ba-astronomy/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/ba-physics/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/russian-east-european-eurasian-studies/co-major/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/spanish-portuguese/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

Minor in Human Sexuality

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/minor-human-sexuality/

...Sexuality Studies or WGSS 102 Introduction to Women...WGSS 498 Independent Study ENGL 572 Women and...

BA in Public Administration

http://catalog.ku.edu/public-affairs-administration/ba-bgs/ba-public-administration/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Law and Society

http://catalog.ku.edu/public-affairs-administration/law-and-society-ba-bgs/ba-law-and-society/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Film & Media Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/film-media-studies/ba-bgs/ba-film-media-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Theatre with concentration in Performance

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/theatre-dance/ba-bgs-theatre/ba-performance/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Theatre with concentration in Theatre, Culture & Society

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/theatre-dance/ba-bgs-theatre/ba-theatre-culture-society/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/american-studies/ba-bgs/ba-american-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/anthropology/ba-bgs/ba-anthropology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/anthropology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/biology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Human Biology with concentration in Psychology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/psychology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Chemistry with concentration in Biological Chemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/chemistry/ba/biological-chemistry/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Chemistry

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/chemistry/ba/general-chemistry/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Classical Antiquity

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classical-antiquity/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Classical Languages

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/classics/ba-bgs-classical-languages/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Communication Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/communication-studies/ba-bgs/ba-communication-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Economics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/economics/ba-bgs/ba-economics/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Environmental Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/environmental-studies/ba-bgs/ba-environmental-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in French, Francophone and Italian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/french-italian/ba/french-italian-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in French and Francophone Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/french-italian/ba/french/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Italian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/french-italian/ba/italian/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Geography

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/ba-bgs-geography/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Geology with concentration in Environmental Geology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geology/ba/environmental-geology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Geology with concentration in General Geology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geology/ba/general-geology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in History of Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history-art/ba-bgs/ba-history-art/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in History

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/history/ba-bgs/ba-history/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Humanities with concentration in Peace & Conflict Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/humanities/ba/peace-conflict-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Latin American Area & Caribbean Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/latin-american-caribbean-studies/ba-bgs/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Linguistics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/linguistics/ba-bgs/ba-linguistics/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BGS in Linguistics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/linguistics/ba-bgs/bgs-in-linguistics/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Philosophy

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/philosophy/ba-bgs/ba-philosophy/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Political Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/political-science/ba-bgs/ba-political-science/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Religious Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/religious-studies/ba-bgs/ba-religious-studies/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Sociology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/sociology/ba-bgs/ba-sociology/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Speech-Language-Hearing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/speech-language-hearing/ba-bgs/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/ba-bgs/ba/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...

BA in Human Sexuality

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/human-sexuality-ba-bgs/ba-human-sexuality/

...of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal...