English Studies ProgramSeptember 4, 2021 2022-10-25 2:00
English Studies Program
English Studies Program
(General Education courses)
The English Studies Program is part of the General Education requirements for all majors at MUIC. This program is designed to support student success in their majors programs and in their professional lives.
The English Studies General Education Program of MUIC is dedicated to the development of critical thinking, creativity, and individuality in line with MUIC ‘s commitment to liberal education.
English language is central to what makes MUIC an international college. It is a language for international communication, and as such no one people can claim unique ownership of it. The English Studies Program works to empower students to stake their own rightful claim to use English to express their own important voice to the world.
The English Studies General Education Program takes a theme-based approach to language learning. Students are given freedom to explore a variety of ideas within the scope of given themes about which they want to research, understand, and communicate to another. The teaching and learning in the English Studies Program is process-driven and student-centered.
After completing the General Education requirements, it is expected that students will have attained the academic literacy skills needed to succeed in their major programs, will have developed a level of confidence to use English in public settings, and will have gained a greater sense of self equipped with a unique voice to share with the world.
- Use academic writing skills to express opinions
- Apply critical and creative thinking through English communication
- Develop a voice in written and spoken English that can be adapted to different audiences
- ‘ERS Track’ – Students who are placed into ‘ERS Track’ will be required to take ICME 100 (a non-credit course) and complete 16 credits in English Communication: ICGC 101, ICGC 102, ICGC 103 in order, and finally, any 200+ level English courses.
- ‘GC1 Track’ – Students who are placed into ‘GC1 Track’ will be required to complete 16 credits in English Communication: ICGC 101, ICGC 102, ICGC 103 in order, and finally, any 200+ level English courses.
- ‘GC2 Track’ – Students who are placed into ‘GC2 Track’ will be required to complete 12 credits in English Communication: ICGC 102, ICGC 103 in order, and finally, any 200+ level English courses.
Students must take ICGC 100+ courses in succession without interruption beginning in their first trimester of enrollment.
|ICGC 101||Academic Writing and Research I||4 (4-0-8)||HLD||GE_English Communication|
|ICGC 102||Academic Writing and Research II||4 (4-0-8)||HLD||GE_English Communication|
|ICGC 103||Public Speaking||4 (4-0-8)||HLD||GE_English Communication|
Students then choose one of the following courses to fulfill their credit requirements:
|ICGC 201||Global Realities||4|
|ICGC 202||Literary Analysis||4|
|ICGC 203||Creative Writing||4|
|ICGC 204||Advanced Oral Communication||4|
|ICGC 206||Literature Into Film||4|
|ICGC 208||Language and Culture||4|
|ICGC 210||First and Second Language Acquisition||4|
|ICGC 211||Topics in Comparative Literature A: Poetry||4|
|ICGC 212||Topics in Comparative Literature B: The Short Story and the Novel||4|
|ICGC 213||Topics in Comparative Literature C: Drama||4|
|ICGC 214||Literary Non-fiction||4|
|ICGC 215||Writing for Research||4|