English BA and Publishing MA

Major: English and Publishing
Degrees Awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 230.0
Co-op Options: Two Co-op (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 23.0101

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 25-1123

About the Program

In keeping with Drexel University’s commitment to experiential learning, the accelerated degree program of a BA in English and an MA in Publishing offers students the opportunity to graduate in five years with two separate six-month co-op experiences and a Masters degree, which also includes many opportunities for hands-on experience.

Drexel’s unique quarter system allows English majors with considerable flexibility within their course of study. Students can focus on writing, literary criticism, or comparative literature, for example, while also enhancing the breadth and depth of their education with courses taught in other departments and programs across the University. Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) is a unique part of the English department. DPG is solely responsible for three publications, each one unique and vital: Painted Bride Quarterly, one of the nation’s oldest literary magazines; 5027mac.org, a news and culture blog written by our students; and The 33rd, the only university-based text in the United States that includes interdisciplinary, multi-genre pieces written by students at all levels and faculty as well. DPG and its activities are the overlapping element between our undergraduate and graduate programs, with student at all levels working together to make each element more successful.

Drexel’s Masters of Arts in Publishing is interdisciplinary, offering courses in law, marketing, and graphic design. Instructors come from all areas of publishing: from newspapers to small presses, from online venues to academic presses. Classes often feature guest speakers who are also currently working in the industry, such as small press founders, trade magazine editors, agents, and more. Course instructors and guest speakers inform students and broaden perspectives on career opportunities in the publishing industry.

Admission Requirements

Students must apply when their undergrad status is at a minimum of 90.0 credits and a maximum of 120.0 credits.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Requirements:
University Requirements:
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Two Mathematics Courses8.0
Two Natural Science Courses6.0
Two Foreign Language Courses8.0
Any two (2) consecutive foreign language courses (completing level 201)
Humanities and Fine Arts
Select four of the following:12.0
History of Art I: Ancient to Medieval
History of Art II: Renaissance to Romanticism
History of Art III: Modern Art
Introduction to Dance
Dance Appreciation
Twentieth Century Dance
American Classic Cinema
The Documentary Tradition
Contemporary Cinema
Intermediate Cinematography
Introduction to Music
Music History I
Music History II
Rock Music Through the Mid-60s
Rock Music Since the Mid-60s
Introduction to Western Philosophy
Critical Reasoning
Metaphysics: Philosophy of Reality
Epistemology: Philosophy of Knowledge
Aesthetics: Philosophy of Art
Ethics
Photography
Theatrical Experience
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
Social and Behaviorial Sciences
Select four of the following:13.0
Human Past: Anthropology and Prehistoric Archeology
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Mass Media and Society
Techniques of Speaking
Themes in World Civilization I
Themes in World Civilization II
Themes in World Civilization III
Introduction to Political Science
History of Political Thought
Developmental Psychology
Approaches to Personality
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
International Studies
Select two of the following:6.0
Topics in World Ethnography
Approaches to Intercultural Behavior
International Communication
International Negotiations
European Cinema
The Great War, 1914-1918
World War II
History of Europe in the 20th Century
Introduction to Latin American History
World Musics
Global Ethical Issues
Globalization
Studies in Diversity
Select two of the following:6.0
Introduction to Africana Studies
Cross Currents in Africana Studies
Introduction to Cultural Diversity
Worldview: Science, Religion and Magic
Intercultural Communication
American Ethnic Literature
Jewish Literature and Civilization
Women and Literature
Topics in African American Literature
Themes in African-American History
United States Civil Rights Movement
American Slavery
Freedom in America
Race and Film in United States History
Modern Jewish History
Jewish Literature and Civilization
Jewish Life and Culture in the Middle Ages
Modern Jewish History
Afro-American Music USA
Race, Ethnicity and Social Inequality
Development and Underdevelopment in the Global South
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies
Women and Society in a Global Context
Major Requirements
Professional and Foundational Courses
English program requirements: 33.0
English Freshman Seminar
American Literature I
American Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
Shakespeare
Literary Theory
Seminar in English and American Literature
Seminar in World Literature
Senior Project in Literature
Select three of the following:9.0
Classical to Medieval Literature
Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Romanticism to Modernism
Post-Colonial Literature I
Post-Colonial Literature II
African American Literature
Readings in Fiction
Readings in Poetry
Readings in Drama
Select three of the following:9.0
Period Studies
Major Authors
Topics in World Literature
The Bible as Literature
Mythology
Select three of the following:9.0
The Mystery Story
Literature of Baseball
Literature of Genocide
Literature and Other Arts
American Ethnic Literature
Jewish Literature and Civilization
Women and Literature
Literature and Society
Topics in African American Literature
Special Studies in Literature
Independent Study in ENGL
Philosophy in Literature
Creative and Professional Writing
Select five of the following15.0
Introduction to Journalism
Technical Communication
Investigative Journalism
Electronic Publishing
Desktop Publishing
Screenwriting I
Screenwriting II
The Peer Reader in Context
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Creative Writing
Writing Poetry
Writing Fiction
Writing Humor and Comedy
Writing About the Media
Literary Editing & Publication
Writing for Target Audiences
Writing for -- and about -- the Web
Internship in Publishing
Science and Technology in the Humanities
Select four of the following:12.0
Literature & Science
Environmental Literature
Science Fiction
Topics in Literature and Medicine
Technology in Historical Perspective
History of Science: Ancient to Medieval
History of Science: Enlightenment to Modernity
Technology in American Life
Ethics and Information Technology
Engineering Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy of Technology
Philosophy of Medicine
Philosophy of Science
Electives
Free Electives27.0
Publishing Program Requirements
LAW 603SMedia Law3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
PUB 504Drexel Publishing Group Special Projects3.0
PUB 530The Publishing Environment3.0
PUB 631Publication Design: Print and Digital3.0
PUB 635Periodicals Publishing3.0
PUB 720The Ebook and Online Magazines3.0
PUB 730Book Publishing3.0
PUB 750Small Press Development3.0
WEST 500Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Select five of the following publishing electives15.0
Reading & Res Communication
Technical Writing
Science Writing
Document Design and Usability
Techniques and Science of Photography
Technical and Science Graphics
Technical, Science and Health Editing
Grant Writing
Theories of Communication and Persuasion
Medical Writing
Special Topics in Communication
Ethnography of Communication
First Amendment
Copyright
Managing the Total Enterprise
Global Marketing
Leadership and Professional Development
Independent Study in PUB
Special Topics in Publishing
Independent Project in Publishing
Total Credits230.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 195English Freshman Seminar 3.0
UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences course4.0
Mathematics course4.0
Foreign Language Course (1st consecutive course)4.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
Foreign Language Course (2nd consecutive course, 201-level)4.0
Mathematics course4.0
International Studies course3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Natural Science course3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences course3.0
Humanities and Fine Arts Course3.0
International Studies course3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 4
ENGL 205 [WI] American Literature I3.0
ENGL 211 [WI] British Literature I3.0
Social and Behavioral Science course3.0
Natural Science course3.0
Humanities and Fine Arts Course3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 5
ENGL 206 [WI] American Literature II3.0
ENGL 212British Literature II3.0
Studies in Diversity course3.0
Free undergraduate electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 202 [WI] Romanticism to Modernism3.0
ENGL 203 [WI] Post-Colonial Literature I3.0
Creative and Professional Writing course3.0
Social and Behavioral Sciences Course3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
ENGL 216 [WI] Readings in Drama3.0
ENGL 315 [WI] Shakespeare3.0
PHIL 381 [WI] Philosophy in Literature3.0
Creative and Professional Writing courses6.0
Humanities and Fine Arts Course3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
PUB 530The Publishing Environment3.0
PUB 631Publication Design: Print and Digital3.0
PUB 635Periodicals Publishing3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
Publishing elective3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 9
ENGL 320 [WI] Major Authors3.0
ENGL 325Topics in World Literature3.0
ENGL 335Mythology3.0
ENGL 380Literary Theory3.0
ENGL 492Seminar in World Literature4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 10
ENGL 323Literature and Other Arts3.0
PUB 504Drexel Publishing Group Special Projects3.0
UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0
Creative and Professional Writing course3.0
Science and Technology in the Humanities course3.0
Publishing elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 11
ENGL 490Seminar in English and American Literature4.0
Science and Technology in the Humanities course3.0
Studies in Diversity course3.0
Publishing elective3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
ENGL 499Senior Project in Literature4.0
Science and Technology in the Humanities course3.0
Creative and Professional Writing course3.0
Publishing electives6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 13
ENGL 360 [WI] Literature and Society3.0
LAW 603SMedia Law3.0
PUB 720The Ebook and Online Magazines3.0
Humanities and Fine Arts Course3.0
Science and Technology in the Humanities course3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 14
PUB 730Book Publishing3.0
PUB 750Small Press Development3.0
WEST 500Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Free undergraduate elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 230.0
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