English: Requirements for the Major

Disciplinary Major

Areas of Emphasis

Students complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis. Each course, unless it is a repeatable one and is repeated, may only be used to fulfill one requirement.

Area of Emphasis: Literature

Supporting Courses, (12 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits) (satisfied for students with ACT English score of 32 or higher)

ENGLISH 290: Literary Studies (3 credits)

Supporting-level English electives, choose minimum of 6 credits from the following:

ENGLISH 101: Introduction to Film (3 credits)

ENGLISH 104: Introduction to Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 206: Women in Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 212: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 214: Introduction to English Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 215: Introduction to English Literature II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 216: Introduction to American Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 217: Introduction to American Literature II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 218: World Literatures I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 219: World Literatures II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 224: Practicum in Literary Publishing (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (24 credits)

ENGLISH 431: Shakespeare (3 credits)

Upper-level English electives, choose minimum of 21 credits from the following:

ENGLISH 301: Intermediate Creative Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 302: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (3 credits)

ENGLISH 303: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (3 credits)

ENGLISH 304: Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 315: The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's (3 credits)

ENGLISH 316: The English Novel: 1850's to the Present (3 credits)

ENGLISH 320: Major Drama (3 credits)

ENGLISH 322: Major Poetry (3 credits)

ENGLISH 323: Topics in Literary Criticism (3 credits)

ENGLISH 324: Practicum in Literary Publishing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 331: Major American Prose Fiction (3 credits)

ENGLISH 333: Literary Themes (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras (3 credits)

ENGLISH 336: American Ethnic Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 338: World Literatures (3 credits)

ENGLISH 340: History of the English Language (3 credits)

ENGLISH 344: African American Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 436: Major Author(s) (3 credits)

Because course content may vary, some of the above may be repeated for credit. See adviser.

The courses used to fulfill the required 6 credits of supporting-level English electives and the 21 credits of upper-level English electives must be distributed so that the five criteria below are satisfied.

Criterion 1:
Minimum of 3 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any primarily pre-1800 British literature course besides Shakespeare, such as:

ENGLISH 214: Introduction to English Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 315: The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's (3 credits)

ENGLISH 320: Major Drama (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras: 18th Century British Literature (3 credits)

Criterion 2:
Minimum of 3 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any primarily post-1800 British literature course, such as:

ENGLISH 215: Introduction to English Literature II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 316: The English Novel: 1850's to the Present (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras: Contemporary British Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 436: Major Author: Virginia Woolf (3 credits)

Criterion 3:
Minimum of 6 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any American literature course, such as:

ENGLISH 216: Introduction to American Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 217: Introduction to American Literature II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 322: Major Poetry: American (3 credits)

ENGLISH 331: Major American Prose Fiction (3 credits)

Criterion 4:
Minimum of 3 credits on the Study of Language, such as:

ENGLISH 340: History of the English Language (3 credits)

HUM STUD 321: Language and Society (3 credits)

or

Minimum of six credits of college-level, non-English language courses

Criterion 5:
Minimum of 3 credits (either upper-level or supporting-level) from any world literature course such as:

ENGLISH 218: World Literatures I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 219: World Literatures II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 338: World Literatures (3 credits)

Area of Emphasis: Creative Writing

Supporting Courses, (12 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits) (satisfied for students with ACT English score of 32 or higher)

ENGLISH 212: Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 290: Literary Studies (3 credits)

And: minimum of 3 credits of supporting literature courses (see list in Literature emphasis)

Upper-Level Courses, (24 credits)

ENGLISH 431: Shakespeare (3 credits)

A minimum of 3 credits from the following

ENGLISH 301: Intermediate Creative Writing (3 credits)(repeatable up to 6 credits)

A minimum of 3 credits from the following:

ENGLISH 302: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (3 credits)(repeatable up to 6 credits)

ENGLISH 303: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (3 credits)(repeatable up to 6 credits)

ENGLISH 304: Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 credits)

A minimum of 3 credits from the following

ENGLISH 224: Practicum in Literary Publishing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 324: Practicum in Literary Publishing (3 credits)

Upper-level literature courses, choose a minimum of 12 credits from the following:

ENGLISH 315: The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's (3 credits)

ENGLISH 316: The English Novel: 1850's to the Present (3 credits)

ENGLISH 320: Major Drama (3 credits)

ENGLISH 322: Major Poetry (3 credits)

ENGLISH 323: Topics in Literary Criticism (3 credits)

ENGLISH 331: Major American Prose Fiction (3 credits)

ENGLISH 333: Literary Themes (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras (3 credits)

ENGLISH 336: American Ethnic Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 338: World Literatures (3 credits)

ENGLISH 340: History of the English Language (3 credits)

ENGLISH 344: African American Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 436: Major Author(s) (3 credits)

Because course content may vary, some of the above may be repeated for credit. See adviser.

Note: If ENGLISH 224 is taken to fulfill an upper-level requirement, an additional 3 credits must be taken from the list above.

Area of Emphasis: English Education

Supporting Courses, (21 credits)

ENG COMP 105: Expository Writing (3 credits)
(or ENGLISH 212 Introduction to Creative Writing, 3 credits)

ENGLISH 214: Introduction to English Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 215: Introduction to English Literature II (3 credits)
(or ENGLISH 316 The English Novel: The 1850s to the Present, 3 credits)

ENGLISH 216: Introduction to American Literature I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 217: Introduction to American Literature II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 290: Literary Studies (3 credits)

HUM STUD 160: Introduction to Language (3 credits)

Upper-Level Courses, (24 credits)

EDUC 319: Adolescent Literature in Middle and Secondary School Reading (3 credits)

EDUC 336: American Ethnic Literature (3 credits)
(or ENGLISH 344 African American Literature, 3 credits)

ENGLISH 431: Shakespeare (3 credits)

HUM STUD 321: Language and Society (3 credits)

Minimum of 3 credits from the following:

ENGLISH 218: World Literatures I (3 credits)

ENGLISH 219: World Literatures II (3 credits)

ENGLISH 338: World Literatures (3 credits)

Minimum of 9 additional credits from the following:

ENGLISH 301: Intermediate Creative Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 302: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop (3 credits)

ENGLISH 303: Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop (3 credits)

ENGLISH 304: Creative Nonfiction Writing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 315: The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's (3 credits)

ENGLISH 316: The English Novel: 1850's to the Present (3 credits)

ENGLISH 320: Major Drama (3 credits)

ENGLISH 322: Major Poetry (3 credits)

ENGLISH 323: Topics in Literary Criticism (3 credits)

ENGLISH 324: Practicum in Literary Publishing (3 credits)

ENGLISH 331: Major American Prose Fiction (3 credits)

ENGLISH 333: Literary Themes (3 credits)

ENGLISH 335: Literary Eras (3 credits)

ENGLISH 336: American Ethnic Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 340: History of the English Language (3 credits)

ENGLISH 344: African American Literature (3 credits)

ENGLISH 436: Major Author(s) (3 credits)

Note: If ENGLISH 218 or ENGLISH 219 is taken to fulfill an upper-level requirement, an additional 3 credits must be taken from the list above.