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English - 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
    • 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