The General Education Program: Proficiency Examination Cluster

Freshman English Requirements

The Freshman English Program consists of two consecutive semesters of study of composition and research: ENGL 101-102 or 111-112. The level or section of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 or ENGL 111 and ENGL 112 at which a student enrolls in the program is determined by placement testing. In ENGL 101 and ENGL 102, one level of classes meets three hours a week, while at the other level classes meet for five hours a week. In order to pass courses in the Freshman English Program, students must earn grades of "C" or more.

Humanities Requirement

All Morgan students must complete HUMA 201-202 or HUMA 211-212 as part of their General Education Requirements. The prerequisite for enrollment in the Humanities Program is completion of ENGL 101-102 or 111-112. Following the completion of HUMA 201-202 or HUMA 211-212, students should register for the Junior Writing Proficiency Examination.

Junior Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students must meet the Writing Proficiency Requirement in order to qualify for graduation. They may satisfy the requirement by taking the Writing Proficiency Examination (ENGL 001) or by earning a grade of "C" or higher in ENGL 352: Intermediate Composition or ENGL 354: Advanced Composition. The Writing Proficiency Examination is administered once each semester and during the summer session to all students at the university who have completed the above sequence and who register for it in the office of the Department of English and Language Arts. Students who take the Examination and do not pass it may be re-scheduled for it, or they may enroll in the Junior Writing Practicum (ENGL 350), the successful completion of which meets the Writing Proficiency requirement. All students entering the university with the A. A. degree should apply to the Department of English and Language Arts during the first semester to determine eligibility for the Writing Proficiency Examination or eligibility to take ENGL 352 or ENGL 354. The University grants no exemptions from this requirement.