Curriculum

A major consists of 36 credit hours, and may be completed with an emphasis on either literature or writing.
A minor in English requires 18 credit hours in English. 

Literature Concentration (36 hours)

Required Courses: (21 hours)

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 251: Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 312: Shakespeare (3)
  • A Survey in British Literature (3)
    • ENG 311: English Literature Survey I or
    • ENG 313: English Literature Survey II
  • A Survey in American Literature (3)
    • ENG 321: American Literature Survey I or
    • ENG 323: American Literature Survey II
  • ENG 331: Studies in Global Literature (3) 
  • ENG 495: Seminar (3)

Distribution Requirements: (12 hours) 
A Focused Course in American Literature (3)

  • ENG 325: Selected U.S. Writers;
  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture when it is taught with an American literature focus.
  • A topics course with an American literature focus.

A Focused Course in British Literature (3)

  • ENG 315: Selected British Writers; 
  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture when it is taught with a British literature focus
  • A topics course with a British literature focus.

Writing (3)

  • ENG 340: Effective Communication in Business
  • ENG 341: Technical Writing
  • ENG 350: Advanced Composition
  • ENG 351: Poetry Writing
  • ENG 352: Fiction Writing 
  • Internship

A Contemporary Course (3)

  • ENG 301: 20th/21st Century Drama
  • ENG 302: 20th/21stCentury Poetry
  • ENG 303: 20th/21st Century Fiction

A Course in Minority Literature (0-3)

  • This requirement may be satisfied by taking ENG 260, ENG 325, or ENG 495 when the course has a focus on a minority literature of the United States

Electives: Any other 200 or 300 level English Course (0-6 hours) 

Writing Concentration (36 hours)

Required Courses (24 hours)

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 251: Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENG 312: Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 495: Seminar (3)
  • Internship (3)
  • ENG 350: Advanced Comp (3)
  • ENG 230: Modern Grammar (3)
  • COM 354: Language and Social Identity (3)

Survey Courses (6 hours -- courses from 2 different areas)

  • ENG 311: English Literature Survey I (3)
  • ENG 313: English Literature Survey II (3)
  • ENG 321: American Literature Survey I (3)
  • ENG 323: American Literature Survey II (3)
  • ENG 331: Studies in Global Literature (3)

Writing electives (6 hours)

  • ENG 340: Effective Communication in Business (3)
  • ENG 341: Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
  • ENG 351: Poetry Writing (3)
  • ENG 352: Fiction Writing (3)

English Minor (18 hours)

The English minor requires 18 credit hours of study in English. It is designed to be as flexible as possible in allowing students to choose English courses which will best reflect their interests and support their other areas of study.

Requirements: 

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • Five other courses in English numbered 112 or higher.