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English Major, B.A.

Note: Creative writing students--see Suggested Schedule for recommended courses.

I. Required Courses

ENGL 2350 American Literature, to 1865 (3 credits)
ENGL 2355 American Literature, 1865 to Present (3 credits)
ENGL 2357 British and World Drama (3 credits)
ENGL 2358 British and World Poetry (3 credits)
ENGL 2359 British and World Prose (3 credits)
ENGL 3101 Advanced Writing (3 credits)
ENGL 4420 Shakespeare and His Age (3 credits)
ENGL 4455 Seminar: Literary Criticism and Theory (3 credits)

Subtotal 24 Credits

II. Required Literature Electives

Select 15 semester credits from the following courses; at least six credits must be at the 4000 level. The courses may be taken multiple times with different topic subtitles.

ENGL 3600 Author Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 3606 Culture Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 3607 Film Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 3608 Genre Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 3609 Period Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 4700 Advanced Author Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 4706 Advanced Culture Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 4707 Advanced Film Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 4708 Advanced Genre Topics (3 credits)
ENGL 4709 Advanced Period Topics (3 credits)

Subtotal 15 Credits

III. Required Concentration

Complete the courses in one of the following concentrations:

  1. Literature: Select an additional 15 credits from English Department literature courses, PHIL 2240 Aesthetics, PHIL 2310 Philosophy in Literature; Modern Languages Department literatures in translation; THTR 4300 Survey in Literature and Criticism: Theatre of Great Playwrights.

  2. Languages: Select 15 credits in language courses (SPAN, GER, ML, etc.), at least 12 credits in a single language plus 3 additional credits in the same language, another language or a modern languages cultural studies or literature course.

  3. Humanities: Select at least 15 credits in History and/or Philosophy courses and/or ML 3430 Linguistics.

  4. Writing: Select at least 15 credits in writing courses at the 2000 level or above.

  5. Cultural Studies: Select at least 15 credits in courses in Women’s Studies, and/or International Studies, and/or Indian Studies.

  6. Minor: Complete any minor or a second major, minimum 15 credits. If a minor is taken that is less than 15 credits, additional credits must be taken, with consent of advisor, in the same or a related discipline.

Subtotal 15 Credits

Total Semester Credits Required For Major 54 Credits

A Total of 120 Semester Credits is Required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree


SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR ENGLISH MAJOR, B.A.

The following is a list of suggested English Major, B.A. courses arranged by year. This schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion; however, these are only suggestions and this schedule is flexible.

Freshman

ENGL 1151 Composition (3 credits)
ENGL 2152 Argument and Exposition (3 credits)
Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore

ENGL 2150 Technical Writing (3 credits)
or ENGL 2152 Argument and Exposition (3 credits), if not taken for Liberal Education
ENGL 2350 American Literature, to 1865
ENGL 2355 American Literature, 1865 to Present
ENGL 2357 British and World Drama
ENGL 2358 British and World Poetry
ENGL 2359 British and World Prose
Complete Liberal Education requirements

Junior

ENGL 3101 Advanced Writing
ENGL 4420 Shakespeare and His Age
English electives

Senior

ENGL 4455 Seminar: Literary Criticism and Theory
English electives


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