English Curriculum Requirements

Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Major Requirements

The English major consists of 39-50 s.h. distributed as follows:

Students who major in English will complete 12 s.h. each in Literature and Language/Writing, as well as the capstone (3 s.h.). In addition, English majors will choose from among two concentrations (12 s.h.), made up of 3000 and 4000 level coursework in: Literature and Writing.

Language & Writing (12 s.h.)

At least 6 s.h. must be in a foreign language. The remaining courses will be selected from:

  • LAW 3200 Legal Research and Writing (3 s.h.)
  • LAN 3200 Introduction to Linguistics (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3201 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3220 Advanced Grammar (3 s.h.)
  • LAN 3300 Second Language Acquisition (3 s.h.)

Literature (12 s.h.)

Courses will be selected from:

  • ENG 2410 Death and Dying in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2420 Love in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2430 The Natural Environment in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2440 Legal Studies in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2450 Science in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 2460 Work and the Workplace in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3310 Gothic Studies (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3500 African American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3530 Slave Narratives (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3540 American Identity (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3550 Speculative literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3560 Social Justice and Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3520 Global Perspectives in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3710 Chaucer (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3730 Literature of Medieval England (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3740 Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4170 Jane Austen (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4180 Charles Dickens (3 s.h.)

Concentration (12 s.h.)

Students will choose one of the following concentrations:

Literature

  • ENG 3310 Gothic Studies (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3420 Women’s Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3500 African American Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3530 Slave Narratives (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3540 American Identity (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3550 Speculative literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3560 Social Justice and Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3520 Global Perspectives in Literature (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3710 Chaucer (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3730 Literature of Medieval England (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3740 Shakespeare (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4170 Jane Austen (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4180 Charles Dickens (3 s.h.)

Writing

  • LAW 3200 Legal Research and Writing (3 s.h.)
  • LAN 3200 Introduction to Linguistics (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3201 Business Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3210 Technical Writing (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 3220 Advanced Grammar (3 s.h.)
  • LAN 3300 Second Language Acquisition (3 s.h.)
  • ENG 4160 Internship (3 s.h.)

Capstone (3 s.h.)

All English majors will also take ENG 4550: Capstone.


Minor Requirements

General English (21 s.h.)

Any departmental courses above ENG 1040, with at least two courses at the 3000 level or above.

Literature (21 s.h.)

Any literature courses above ENG 1040, with at least two courses at the 3000 level or above.

Writing (21 s.h.)

Any writing courses above ENG 1040, with at least two courses at the 3000 level or above.