Curriculum Requirements

All bachelor's degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours, inclusive of UD general education and major requirements as well as elective courses.

The English major requires 36 credit hours and may be completed with a focus area in either literature or writing.

Required English Core (21 credits):

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 230: Modern English Grammar (3)
  • ENG 251: Introduction to Creative Writing (3)
  • ENG 312: Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 331: Studies in Global Literature (3)
  • ENG 350: Advanced Composition (3)
  • ENG 495: Seminar (3)

Choose a Literature Focus or a Writing Focus (15 credits):

Literature Focus:

Select two courses, one from each of the following pairs:

  • ENG 311: British Literature Survey I (3) or ENG 313: British Literature Survey II (3)
  • ENG 321: American Literature Survey I (3) or ENG 323: American Literature Survey II (3)

Select two courses from the following, including one focused American or British literature course:

  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 308: Adolescent Literature (3)
  • ENG 315: Selected British Writers (3)
  • ENG 325: Selected U.S. Writers (3)
  • ENG 357: Special Topics in English (3)
  • ENG 368: Travel Course (3)

Select one 200-level or above English elective (3)

Writing Focus:

Select one of the following courses:

  • ENG 311: Survey of British Literature I (3)
  • ENG 313: Survey of British Literature II (3)
  • ENG 321: Survey of American Literature I (3)
  • ENG 323: Survey of American Literature II (3)

Select one of the following courses:

  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture (3)
  • ENG 308: Adolescent Literature (3)
  • ENG 315: Selected British Writers (3)
  • ENG 325: Selected U.S. Writers (3)
  • ENG 357: Special Topics in English (3)
  • ENG 368: Travel Course (3)

Select two of the following courses:

  • ENG 218: Journalism (3)
  • ENG 241: Professional Writing and Publishing (3)
  • ENG 351: Poetry Writing (3)
  • ENG 352: Fiction Writing (3)
  • ENG 355: Composition Practicum (3)
  • ENG 357: Special Topics in English (3)

Select one 200-level or above English elective (3)

 

The English minor consists of 15 credit hours. Students may take ENG 112 Introduction to Literature and/or any 200-level or above English electives to reach the total required hours.

 

Four-Year Plan of Study: English - Literature Concentration / English - Writing Concentration