Curriculum

A major consists of 33 credit hours, and may be completed with an emphasis on either literature or writing. A minor in English requires 24 credit hours in English and may also focus on either literature or writing. 

Literature Concentration 

Required Courses: (21 hours)

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (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

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

Writing Concentration 

Required Courses (21 hours)

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 312: Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 495: Seminar (3)
  • Internship (3)
  • ENG 350: Advanced Comp (3)
  • ENG 230: Modern Grammar (3)
  • COM 350: Language Choice and Communication Barriers (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)

Students choosing an English minor may select from two options. A minor consists of 24 credit hours: 

English Minor - Literature Concentration 

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 331: Studies in Global Literature (3)
  • ENG 321 or 323: American Literature Survey I or II (3)
  • ENG 311 or 313: British Literature Survey I or II (3)
  • ENG 312: Shakespeare (3)
  • A Writing Course (3 hours)
    • ENG 340: Effective Communication in Business
    • ENG 341: Scientific and Technical Writing
    • ENG 350: Advanced Composition
    • ENG 351: Poetry Writing
    • ENG 352: Fiction Writing
    • Internship

A Course from two of the following areas (6 hours)

  • An American Literature Course:
    • ENG 321: American Literature Survey I
    • ENG 323: American Literature Survey II
    • ENG 325: Selected American Writers
    • or another course with an American literature focus
  • A British Literature Course:
    • ENG 311: British Literature Survey I
    • ENG 313: British Literature Survey II
    • ENG 315: Selected British Writers
    • or another course with a British focus.
  • ENG 260: Literature and Culture 
  • A Contemporary Course:
    • ENG 301: 20th/21st Century Drama
    • ENG 302: 20th/21stCentury Poetry
    • ENG 303: 20th/21st Century Fiction

English Minor - Writing Concentration 

Required Courses (12 hours):

  • ENG 201: Foundations of Literary Studies (3)
  • ENG 230: Modern Grammar (3)
  • ENG 350: Advanced Composition (3)
  • COM 350: Language Choice and Communication Barriers (3)

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

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

Writing Electives (6 hours)

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