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Teaching English as a Second Language - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (36 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
ENG 22071

Great Books I (3)
Great Books II (3)
    31001 Fundamental English Grammar 3
    31002 History of the English Language 3
    31003 Introduction to Linguistics 3
    31004 Lexicography/Lexicology 3
    31005 Child Second Language Acquisition 3
    31007 TESL Pedagogy I 3
    41002 Computers in Second Language Teaching 3
    41092 ESL/EFL Practicum I 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  ENG 30062 Principles of Technical Writing (3)  
    30063 Business and Professional Writing (3)  
    30064 Argumentative Prose Writing (3)  
    30065 Expository Prose Writing (3)  
  Choose from the following: Language and Thought in World Perspective Elective (one course must fulfill the writing-intensive requirement) 6
DG COMM 35852 Intercultural communication (3)  
WIC ENG 31006 World Englishes (3)*  
WIC   41001 Sociolinguistics in Schooling (3)*  
DD PSYC 22221 Multicultural Psychology (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language 14-16
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (minimum 12 upper-division credit hours) 31

*Students must complete ENG 31006 or ENG 41001 with a minimum C (2.0) grade.

One Kent Core course must also satisfy the diversity (global or domestic) requirement. If COMM 35852 (global diversity) is taken in semester 6 or 8, then take a Kent Core–domestic diversity course. If PSYC 22221 (domestic diversity) is taken in semester 6 or 8, then take a Kent Core–global diversity course.

Students may earn the TEFL Certificate by replacing ENG 41092 with ENG 41292 Teaching English as a Foreign Language Practicum in Dresden, Germany.