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2023-2024 Academic Catalog V2 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog V2

English, Legal Studies Concentration, B.A. (120 Credits)

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To prepare students who wish to continue the study of law or who wish to work in a law-related profession upon graduation, students can elect English with a concentration in Legal Studies. Supplementing the College’s two-course business law sequence, the concentration provides students with courses that provide a solid foundation in constitutional law, criminal law, international law, and the emerging area of law and new media.

Goldey-Beacom College and Delaware Law School have an articulation agreement in place offering students a pathway to law school.  This partnership outlines two options for Goldey-Beacom College students which are the 3 + 3 Early Admissions Program and the Express or Guaranteed Admissions Program (EGAP).  These options are of particular interest to students who desire a law degree.  Admissions staff and Advisors can assist students with degree program selection who wish to pursue this opportunity.


Program Goals:

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in English degree, students will:

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the study of literature, including
    • knowledge of literary genre attributes and conventions.
    • knowledge of trends and differences in a variety of literary traditions.
    • knowledge of core theoretical literary approaches and an ability to apply them.
  • demonstrate competence in writing and communication, including
    • competence in writing and communication skills for particular purposes, audiences, and media.
    • competence in visual communication using a specific visual communication technology.
  • demonstrate an ability to conduct research relevant to the field of English and communication.
  • obtain employment in a communication-related field or enter a graduate program of study.



Legal Studies Concentration (18 Credits)

Humanities Electives (6 Credits)

Lower Level General Elective Requirements (6 Credits)

Select two 100-200 level courses from any discipline.

Upper Level General Elective Requirements (9 Credits)

Select three 300-400 level courses from any discipline.

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