English Major Requirements

Courses offered in the Department of English enhance literary appreciation and interpretation and refine analytical and writing skills, techniques which help students become successful and productive professionals. English courses also acknowledge the value of the entire spectrum of the liberal arts: the other humanities, performing arts, sciences, social sciences and business. An English major provides students with a truly liberal arts education.

Major in English

Course Descriptions

Required for all majors:

•  LIT 102: Literary Genres 
•  LIT 291: Introduction to Literary Theory
•  ENG 290: Sophomore Studies in English
•  ENG 490: Senior Capstone Experience


Concentration in Literature

Required:

•  LIT 221: British Literature to 1798
•  LIT 222: British Literature, 1798 to the Present
•  LIT 231: American Literature to 1860
•  LIT 232: American Literature, 1860 to the Present
•  LIT 346: Shakespeare
•  WRI 210: Creative Writing
•  WRI 213: Intermediate Writing
•  WRI 310: Special Topics in Writing and Language
•  WRI 311: Advanced Poetry Writing
•  WRI 312: Advanced Fiction Writing
•  WRI 314: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
•  WRI 351: Business and Professional Writing
•  WRI 352: Grant Writing
•  WRI 353: Writing and the Publishing Industry
•  WRI 354: Writing to Inform
•  WRI 355: Writing for Social Change
•  WRI 356: Writing for Non-Specialist Audiences
•  MED 205: Media Writing


Concentration in Writing

15 semester hours from:

•  WRI 210: Creative Writing
•  WRI 213: Intermediate Writing
•  WRI 310: Special Topics in Writing and Language
•  WRI 311: Advanced Poetry Writing
•  WRI 312: Advanced Fiction Writing
•  WRI 314: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
•  WRI 351: Business and Professional Writing
•  WRI 352: Grant Writing
•  WRI 353: Writing and the Publishing Industry
•  WRI 354: Writing to Inform
•  WRI 355: Writing for Social Change
•  WRI 356: Writing for Non-Specialist Audiences
•  MED 205: Media Writing

Select 2 from:

•  LIT 205: Literature of the Ancient World
•  LIT 206: Literature of the Modern World
•  LIT 221: British Literature to 1798
•  LIT 222: British Literature, 1798 to the Present
•  LIT 231: American Literature to 1860
•  LIT 232: American Literature, 1860 to the Present

Select 2 from:

•  LIT 300: Special Topics in Literature
•  LIT 306: African American Literature
•  LIT 307: Studies in Literature by Women
•  LIT 330: Studies in the Novel
•  LIT 340: Major World Author
•  LIT 346: Shakespeare
•  LIT 350: Studies in British Literature
•  LIT 355: Studies in American Literature
•  LIT 360: Studies in World Literature


Minor in Literature

Required:

•  LIT 102: Literary Genres 
•  LIT 221: British Literature to 1798
•  LIT 222: British Literature, 1798 to the Present
•  LIT 231: American Literature to 1860
•  LIT 232: American Literature, 1860 to the Present
•  LIT 291: Introduction to Literary Theory
•  One elective Literature course


Minor in Writing

Required:

•  LIT 102: Literary Genres
•  LIT 291: Introduction to Literary Theory

Select 5 from:

•  WRI 210: Creative Writing
•  WRI 213: Intermediate Writing
•  WRI 310: Special Topics in Writing and Language
•  WRI 312: Advanced Fiction Writing
•  WRI 314: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
•  WRI 351: Business and Professional Writing
•  WRI 352: Grant Writing
•  WRI 353: Writing and the Publishing Industry
•  WRI 354: Writing to Inform
•  WRI 355: Writing for Social Change
•  WRI 356: Writing for Non-Specialist Audiences
•  MED 205: Media Writing

Students majoring in English Literature are not eligible to minor in Literature and students majoring in English Writing are not eligible to minor in Writing.


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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