Literature Emphasis

ENGLISH Major

This disciplinary emphasis also requires:

Supporting Courses12
Expository Writing 1
Literary Studies
Choose a minimum of 6 credits from the following supporting-level English electives:
Introduction to Literature
Women in Literature
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to English Literature I
Introduction to English Literature II
Introduction to American Literature I
Introduction to American Literature II
World Literatures I
World Literatures II
Practicum in Literary Publishing
Upper-Level Courses24
Shakespeare
Choose a minumum of 21 credits from the following upper-level English electives: 2
Intermediate Creative Writing
Short Fiction Writing Workshop
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing
The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's
The English Novel: 1850's to the Present
Major Drama
Major Poetry
Topics in Literary Criticism
Practicum in Literary Publishing
Major American Prose Fiction
Literary Themes
Literary Eras
American Ethnic Literature
World Literatures
History of the English Language
African American Literature
Major Author(s)
Total Credits36
1

 Satisfied for students with ACT English score of 32 or higher.

2

 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

Choose a minimum of 3 credits (either upper level or supporting level) from any primarily pre-1800 British literature course besides Shakespeare, such as:
Introduction to English Literature I
The English Novel: 1700 to the1850's
Major Drama
Literary Eras

Criterion 2

Choose a minimum of 3 credits (either upper level or supporting level) from any primarily post-1800 British literature course, such as:
Introduction to English Literature II
The English Novel: 1850's to the Present
Literary Eras
Major Author(s)

Criterion 3

Choose a minimum of 6 credits (either upper level or supporting level) from any American literature course, such as:
Introduction to American Literature I
Introduction to American Literature II
Major Poetry
Major American Prose Fiction

Criterion 4

Choose a minimum of 3 credits on the Study of Language, such as:
History of the English Language
Language and Society
Minimum of six credits of college-level, non-English language courses

Criterion 5

Choose a minimum of 3 credits (either upper level or supporting level) from any world literature course, such as:
World Literatures I
World Literatures II
World Literatures