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English

The English program is designed for students looking for a holistic study in English both writing and literature. From foundational classes in grammar and approaches in English to Medieval Literature, students have the opportunity to explore varying interests within English study. After the completion of core requirements, students must complete 9 credit hours in Literature with an additional 9 credit hours in either Literature or Writing. Additionally, the department provides students with cultural and artistic experiences such as participation in the Sigma Tau Delta honor society, the literary journal Green Eggs & Hamlet, and literary readings open to the university and community.

Program Outcomes

Graduates often pursue further education in graduate programs across the country deepening their studies in literature and writing, or pursing law degrees.

Why English?
Degree Requirements Open Close

Program: ENGLISH
Major: English
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Dept: English, Humanities and Languages
School: Arts and Sciences
Major Code: 017

GENERAL EDUCATION (44 semester hours)

Communications (9 Hours)
English (ENG 1113 and ENG 1213)
Speech Communication (COMM 1233 or 2213)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Hours)
Political Science (POSC 1513)
American History (HIST 1513 or 1523)
Social Science (ECON 2113, GEOG 2723, HIST 3513, or SOC 1113)
Mental and Physical Health (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

Science and Mathematics (14 Hours)
Biological Sciences (BIOL 1114 or 1404)
Physical Sciences (CHEM 1004, 1114, 1315; PHYS 1114, 2015; PSCI 1114, 1214, or 1414)
Mathematics (MATH 1303, 1513, 1543, 1613, 2013, 2113, 2143, 2215, or 2283)
Computer Proficiency Requirement (BIM 1513 or CIS 1003)

Humanities (9 Hours)
Humanities, Philosophy, and Lit (ENG 2313, 3893; HUM 2113, 2223, 2313; or PHIL 2113, 2223)
Fine Arts (ART 1003, 1103, 2103, 3013, 3083; MUS 1113, 1123, 3133; THTR 1143, 1183, 2183, or 3183)
Foreign Language (CHTW 1513; FREN 1113; GERM 1113; SPAN 1113, 1223; ASL 1113; NS 1213)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: English (34 semester hours)

Core (16 hours)
ENG 2413 Critical Approaches to Literature
ENG 2963 English Language & Grammar
ENG 4113 Age of Shakespeare
*ENG 4403 Writing and Visual Media
ENG 4413 20th & 21st Century Literature in English
ENG 4991 Research

Three literature courses focusing on genre, or authors, or special topics (9 credits) except ENG 3893.

Three courses at the 3000/4000 level [can be literature or writing courses] (9 credits) except ENG 3893.
*May substitute ENG 4383 Advanced Composition

Minor Requirements Open Close

English Minor (18 semester hours)

Required
ENG 2413 Critical Approaches to Literature
Fifteen elective hours*

*Twelve elective hours from upper-division (3000/4000) English courses except ENG 3893