English Core

English Major:
BA Degree Requirements

Only English courses receiving a grade of C or above may be counted toward the major.  ENG 100/100P may not be used as a part of the English major.

Gateway courses: (Take Both)
ENG202Introduction to English Studies3
ENG203Writing for English Majors3
One course in Historical Survey course chosen from:
ENG212American Literature to 18653
ENG213American Literature from 18653
ENG214English Literature to 17983
ENG215English Literature from 17983
ENG356Women Writers to 19003
One course in Women Writers chosen from:
ENG228Poetry of Women3
ENG307Medieval Women Mystics3
ENG352Lesbian Literature3
ENG356Women Writers to 19003
ENG35720th Century Women Writers3
One course in Literature of Race, Culture, and Power chosen from:
ENG255African American Literature3
ENG256Native American Literature3
ENG258Asian American Literature3
ENG259Chicano/Chicana Literature and Culture3
ENG344Literature of Africa3
ENG345American Minority Ethnic Literature3
One course in Early Period chosen from:
ENG 307Medieval Women Mystics 3
ENG316Medieval British Literature3
ENG317Renaissance Literature3
ENG32317th Century English Poetry3
ENG327Renaissance Drama3
ENG335Shakespeare's Comedies3
ENG336Shakespeare's Tragedies3
ENG337Chaucer3
One course in Middle Period (18th/19th centuries) chosen from:
ENG 21818th Century Britain in Global Context3
ENG318Restoration Literature3
ENG319Age of Sensibility3
ENG320Victorian Literature3
ENG322The Romantic Period3
ENG331Early 18th Century Literature and Culture 3
ENG342Literature of New England3
One course in Late Period (20th/21st centuries) chosen from:
ENG234Contemporary Fiction3
ENG257Contemporary Drama and Society3
ENG325Modern Drama3
ENG332Modern British & American Poetry3
ENG333The Modern Novel3
ENG334Post Modern and Contemporary Poetry3
ENG350Southwestern Literature3
ENG35720th Century Women Writers3
One course in Language Studies chosen from:
ENG306Digital Rhetorics and Literacies3
ENG338Linguistic Analysis3
ENG340History and Development of the English Language3
ENG341Modern American Grammar3
ENG347African American English & Verbal Traditions3
ENG370Composition Theory and Pedagogy3
ENG371Rhetorical Theory and Criticism3
ENG373Studies in Rhetoric3
ENG374The Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film3
ENG375Language Acquisition in Young Children3
ENG380Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
Three English Electives (Including Internships)
ENG3
ENG3
ENG3
One Senior Capstone Experience (Meets Writing Intensive requirement. ENG 462 meets Tier III requirement)
ENG461
and
Seminar I3
ENG462Seminar II3
OR
ENG
499Directed Research 3-6
*Additional English Electives (if necessary) to reach 42-credit minimum
ENG
ENG
Total Credits42

English Major Exit Portfolio Requirement
The English Department requires each English major to turn in a writing portfolio to the department chairperson as a graduation requirement. See the English Major Exit Portfolio Requirement.

Additional Information:

  • Occasionally, Special Topics courses (ENG 365) may meet the requirements of a special category with consent of the department. Check with your advisor or consult the “What’s New” link on the department home page.
  • A student must take at least four 300-level English courses.
  • When a course is listed in two categories, it can fulfill both. A student may need to take additional English elective courses (other than 100 or 100P) in order to get to 42 credits.

 

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