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ENGL 496. Internship. 1-3 Hours H.

Practical experience in the use of English skills in supervised academic or professional settings. Credit hours are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis, according to the written evaluation provided by the supervisor to the director. Prerequisite: At least one 300-level English course, declaration of English major, and permission of Undergraduate Director. INT.

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. 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Literature, Language, and Writing

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

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. 

Minor in English

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

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. The English minor is an excellent complement to any major or professional degree. English students graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, business, 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. 

BGS in Literature, Language & Writing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-literature/BGS-in-Literature-Language-and-Writing/

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

Accelerated Master of Arts in English

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

...to 3 credit hours of ENGL 496 Internship or ENGL 497 Service Learning Internship may...

BA in Literature, Language & Writing

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

...to 3 credit hours of ENGL 496 (Internship) or ENGL 497 (Service Learning Internship) can...

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

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

...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...6 hours in SPAN 496 Honors in Spanish...

Accelerated Master of Arts in Classics

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

...Essay ( CLSX 496 / LAT 496 / GRK 496 ). During...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...

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/

...Black Leadership AAAS 332/ENGL 326 Introduction to...of the following: AAAS 496 Field Experience 3...

Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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

...Studies. Satisfied by: REES 496 Capstone Research Seminar...still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent...