English, BA

Program Requirements

All English majors must have a C or higher in all English classes. Secondary English Education majors must have a C or better in all classes. Upper-division courses are all courses other than those of Areas A through F of the core curriculum. 1000- or 2000-level courses used in the upper division are included in this restriction.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the English degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
Survey of Literature Requirement
World Literature Course - Choose one from the following:
World Literature I -Pre-Modern
World Literature II - Modern
British Literature Course - Choose one from the following:
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature Course - Choose one from the following:
American Literature I
American Lit. I - Honors
American Literature II
American Lit II - Honors
International Languages and Lower Division Requirements
Competence in a language other than English through the intermediate level (e.g, SPAN/FREN 2002) is required here, in Areas B and/or C, or by competency assessment (e.g. CLEP). If the 9 hours for this area are not satisfied by International Language courses, then students may apply courses listed in Areas C or E but not already applied elsewhere. 1
Upper Division Core Requirements12
ENGL 3100Intro to Literary Studies3
ENGL 3110Introd to Writing Studies3
ENGL 4011Critical Theory3
ENGL 4950Senior Capstone3
Upper Division Concentration Requirements48
Choose one concentration from the following:
Total Degree Requirements120

Concentration Requirements

Writing Concentration

Core Requirements48
ENGL 3212Advanced Composition3
ENGL 3600Careers in Writing3
ENGL 3750Digital and Multimedia Writing3
ENGL 3800Intro to Creative Writing3
ENGL 3900Professional & Tech. Writing3
ENGL 4015Cultural Rhetorics3
English Electives
Choose six 3000- or 4000- level ENGL courses that are not applied elsewhere in the program of study.18
Open Electives
Choose four courses, only one of which may be an upper-level English course. If a student wishes to minor in a subject, all four electives must have the same prefix.12

Literature Concentration

Core Requirements48
Cultural Studies
Choose from:6
History of English Language
Women and Literature
African American Literature I
African American Literature II
Multicultural Literature
Carribbean Literature
Postcolonial Literature
Special Topics in Women & Lit.
British Literature before 1660
Choose from:3
Medieval Literature
Renaissance Literature
Shakespeare
Seventeenth Century Literature
British Literature after 1660
Choose from:3
Seventeenth Century Literature
Eighteenth Century Literature
Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
Modern British Literature
Postcolonial Literature (if not applied in Cultural Studies)
American Literature before 1850
Choose from:3
Amer. Colonial & Federal Lit.
American Romanticism
African American Literature I (if not applied in Cultural Studies)
American Literature after 1850
Select from:3
American Realism & Naturalism
Southern Literature
Modern American Literature
Contemporary American Lit.
African American Literature II (if not applied in Cultural Studies)
Multicultural Literature (if not applied in Cultural Studies)
Other Courses
The following courses may be applied in one of the above categories depending on the topic of the course:
Modern Poetry
Selected Topics in English
Selected Topics in English
Selected Topics in English
Selected Topics in English
Special Topics in Women & Lit.
Studies in Drama
Directed Research
English Electives
Choose six 3000- or 4000- level ENGL courses that are not applied elsewhere in the program of study.18
Open Electives
Choose four courses, only one of which may be an upper-level English course. If a student wishes to minor in a subject, all four electives must have the same prefix.12