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English Undergraduate Major (BA, CRED, HBA)

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College of Liberal Arts | School of Writing, Literature and Film


Undergraduate English majors must attain proficiency in a foreign language, as certified by the School of Language, Culture, and Society, equivalent to that assumed at the end of a second-year language course.



A grade of C– or better is required for all courses used to complete major requirements.

Lower Division


From one of the following sequences, 8 credits:
ENG 204. *Survey of British Literature: Beginnings to 1660 (4)
ENG 205. *Survey of British Literature: Restoration to Romantic Era (4)
ENG 206. *Survey of British Literature: Victorian Era to 20th Century (4)
ENG 253. *Survey of American Literature: Colonial to 1900 (4)
ENG 254. *Survey of American Literature: 1900 to Present (4)

From the following, 12 additional credits (at least 4 credits pre-1800):
ENG 200. Library Skills for Literary Study (1)
ENG 201. *Shakespeare (4)
ENG 202. *Shakespeare (4)
ENG 204. *Survey of British Literature: Beginnings to 1660 (4)
ENG 205. *Survey of British Literature: Restoration to Romantic Era (4)
ENG 206. *Survey of British Literature: Victorian Era to 20th Century (4)
ENG 207. *Literature of Western Civilization: Classical-Renaissance (4)
ENG 208. *Literature of Western Civilization: 18th Century to Present (4)
ENG 210. *Literatures of the World: Asia (4)
ENG 211. *Literatures of the World: Africa (4)
ENG 212. *Literatures of the World: Meso/South America, Caribbean (4)
ENG 213. *Literatures of the World: Middle East (4)
ENG 221. *African-American Literature (4)
ENG 253. *Survey of American Literature: Colonial to 1900 (4)
ENG 254. *Survey of American Literature:1900 to Present (4)
ENG 260. *Literature of American Minorities (4)

Upper Division

ENG 345. Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (4)

Pre-1800 Literature (Select a minimum of 2, 8 credits)1
ENG 417. The English Novel: Defoe Through Scott (4)
ENG 425. Studies in Medieval Literature (4)
ENG 426. Studies in Chaucer (4)
ENG 430. Studies in Early Modern Literature (4)
ENG 433. Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century (4)
ENG 435. Studies in Shakespeare (4)
ENG 490. History of the English Language (4)

Post-1800 Literature (Select a minimum of 2 courses, 8 credits)1
ENG 317. *The American Novel: Beginnings to Chopin (4)
ENG 318. *The American Novel: Modernist Period (4)
ENG 319. *The American Novel: Post-World War II (4)
ENG 320. *Studies in Page, Stage, and Screen (4)
ENG 355. Continental European Literature: 19th Century (4) [Terminated winter 2017]
ENG 356. Continental European Literature: 20th/21st Century (4) [Terminated winter 2017]
ENG 360. *Native American Literature (4)
ENG 362. *American Women Writers (4)
ENG 374. *Modern Short Story (4)
ENG 418. The English Novel: Victorian Period (4)
ENG 419. The English Novel: 20th Century (4)
ENG 434. Studies in Romanticism (4)
ENG 436. Studies in Victorian Literature (4)
ENG 438. Studies in Modernism (4)
ENG 440. Studies in Modern Irish Literature (4)
ENG 450. Studies in Short Fiction (4)
ENG 457. *Comparative Literature: Colonialism (4)[Terminated winter 2017]
ENG 458. *Comparative Literature: Postcolonialism (4)[Terminated winter 2017]
ENG 470. ^Studies in Poetry (4)
ENG 482. Studies in American Literature, Culture, and the Environment (4)
ENG 485. ^Studies in American Literature (4)
ENG 495. Language, Technology, and Culture (4)
FILM 452. ^Studies in Film (4)

Electives (12 credits upper-division ENG or WR)

WIC Course (3)

Courses taken to satisfy major requirements may not be taken with an S/U grade.

Total=53

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
1 See advisor for additional pre- and post-1800 courses.



Major Code: 890

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