Academic Catalog

English Major


36 total credits (including the University Studies literature requirement)

Required courses for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

Category 1: British Literature Survey Required Courses
ENGL 211British Literature I3.00
or ENGL 212 British Literature II
Category 2: American Literature Survey Required Courses
ENGL 221American Literature I3.00
or ENGL 222 American Literature II
Category 3: Literature Survey Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3.00
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Multi-Ethnic American Literature
Literature by Women
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Indian Literature
Category 4: The Literary Tradition and Genre Required Courses
Select 24 credits of the following: 124.00
Shakespeare I
Shakespeare II
Nonfiction Literature and Literacy
Major Author
Multi-Ethnic American Novels
British Literary Periods
American Literary Periods
Short Story I (Pre 1945)
Short Story II (Post 1945)
19th Century British Women Novelists
History of the English Language
Age of Pope, Swift, Gay
The Rise of the Novel
Popular 20th Century Writers
The British Romantic Period
Hemingway's Artistry
The Victorian Age
Key American Modernist Writers
Postcolonial Literature
Avant-Garde Literature
Special Topics in Literature
Modern American Poetry
Contemporary American Poetry
Literary Criticism
Category 5: Shakespeare Required Course
ENGL 311Shakespeare I3.00
or ENGL 312 Shakespeare II
Category 6: Senior Capstone Experience Required Course
ENGL 491Senior Capstone Experience0.00
Total Hours36.00

Students may take 3 credits of a 300- or 400-level WRIT course for this category.

Note: ENGED courses do not count toward the liberal arts English major.

Note: Each course can fulfill only one requirement.

World language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree: See the Degree Requirements section of this catalog for information.