Requirements 

Requirements for the Major in English
 
Literature Track
200-Level Literature Courses 15 hrs
ENG 205 British Literature before 1800 3 hrs
ENG 206 British Literature since 1800 3 hrs
ENG 238 American Literature before the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 239 American Literature since the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 290 Critical Practicum 3 hrs
200-level Writing/Linguistics Courses 6 hrs
ENG 275 Introduction to Creative Writing
(required for 300-level creative writing courses)
3 hrs
And select one of the following:

ENG 260 Introduction to Journalism
ENG 270 Expository Writing
ENG 280 Introduction to Linguistics

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
300-and 400-level Literature Courses 15 hrs
ENG 350 Studies in the Author: Shakespeare 3 hrs
See Note Below:
Group I

ENG 315 Literary Modes and Genres
ENG 325 Literary Movements
ENG 330 Literary Visions and Revisions
ENG 350 Studies in the Author

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
Group II

ENG 335 A Sense of Place
ENG 340 Gender and Literary Expression
ENG 345 Ethnic Literature
ENG 355 Literature and the Other Arts

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
Elective
ENG 420 Honors Project I 3 hrs
ENG 430 Honors Project II 3 hrs


Note: Students in the literature Track who do not pursue an Honors Project are required to take three 300-level literature courses in addition to ENG 350: Shakespeare. At least one must come from Group I, another from Group II. These students will also take one 200- or 300-level elective. Students who are eligible and elect to pursue an Honors Project during their senior year are required to take two 300-level literature courses in addition to ENG 350: Shakespeare, one from Group I and a second from Group II. To be eligible for the Honors Sequence, a student must:
  1. Have an overall grade point average of no less than 3.25,
  2. Have an English grade point average of no less than 3.5,
  3. Have completed or plan to complete at least three 300-level
    literature courses,
  4. Have received a "B" of better in ENG 290: Critical Practicum.

English Education Track
200-Level Literature Courses 15 hrs
ENG 205 British Literature before 1800 3 hrs
ENG 206 British Literature since 1800 3 hrs
ENG 238 American Literature before the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 239 American Literature since the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 290 Critical Practicum 3 hrs
Writing Requirement: 200-and 300-Level 9 hrs
ENG 275 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 270 Expository Writing
(required of all majors)
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
And select one of the following:

ENG 372 Creative Writing Fiction
ENG 374 Creative Writing Poetry
ENG 376 Creative Writing Nonfiction

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs 
Study of English Language 6 hrs
ENG 365 Magazine Writing and Editing 3 hrs
200- and 300-level Literature Courses 9 hrs
ENG 350 Studies in the Author: Shakespeare 3 hrs
EDU 210 Literature for Children/Youth 3 hrs
And select one of the following:
Group I

ENG 315 Literary Modes and Genres
ENG 325 Literary Movements
ENG 330 Literary Visions and Revisions
ENG 350 Studies in the Author

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
And select one of the following:
Group II

ENG 335 A Sense of Place
ENG 340 Gender and Literary Expression
ENG 345 Ethnic Literature
ENG 355 Literature and the Other Arts

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 

Journalism/ Publishing Track
200-Level Literature Courses 9 hrs
Select one of the following:
ENG 205 British Literature before 1800 3 hrs
ENG 206 British Literature since 1800 3 hrs
 
Select one of the following:
ENG 238 American Literature before the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 239 American Literature since the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 290 Critical Practicum 3 hrs
 
Required:
ENG 290 Critcial Practicum 3 hrs
 
200-Level Writing Courses 9 hrs
ENG 260 Journalism I 3 hrs
ENG 270 Expository Writing 3 hrs
ENG 275 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 hrs
300-Level Literature Course 9 hrs
ENG 350 Studies in the Author: Shakespeare 3 hrs
And select one of the following:
Group I

ENG 315 Literary Modes and Genres
ENG 325 Literary Movements
ENG 330 Literary Visions and Revisions
ENG 350 Studies in the Author

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
And select one of the following:
Group II

ENG 335 A Sense of Place
ENG 340 Gender and Literary Expression
ENG 345 Ethnic Literature
ENG 355 Literature and the Other Arts

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
300-Level Writing Course 9 hrs
ENG 360 Special Topics in Journalism 3 hrs
ENG 365 Magazine Writing and Editing 3 hrs
ENG 376 Creative Nonfiction 3 hrs
Internship 3 hrs

ENG 399 Journalism Internship

3 hrs

Creative Writing Track
200-Level Literature Courses 9 hrs
Select one of the following:
ENG 205 British Literature before 1800 3 hrs
ENG 206 British Literature since 1800 3 hrs
Select one of the following:
ENG 238 American Literature before the Civil War 3 hrs
ENG 239 American Literature since the Civil War 3 hrs
 
ENG 290 Critical Practicum 3 hrs
 
200-Level Writing Courses 6 hrs
ENG 270 Expository Writing 3 hrs
ENG 275 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 hrs
 
300-Level Writing Course 21-24 hrs
ENG 372 Creative Writing Fiction 3 hrs
ENG 374 Creative Writing Poetry 3 hrs
ENG 376 Creative Nonfiction 3 hrs
300-Level Literature Courses 12 hrs
ENG 350 Studies in the Author: Shakespeare 3 hrs
See Note Below:
Group I

ENG 315 Literary Modes and Genres
ENG 325 Literary Movements
ENG 330 Literary Visions and Revisions
ENG 350 Studies in the Author

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
Group II

ENG 335 A Sense of Place
ENG 340 Gender and Literary Expression
ENG 345 Ethnic Literature
ENG 355 Literature and the Other Arts

3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
3 hrs
 
Elective
ENG 420 Honors Project I 3 hrs
ENG 430 Honors Project II 3 hrs

Note: Creative Writing Track students who do not pursue an Honors
Project are required to take ENG 350: Shakespeare and three additional
300-level courses in literature. At least one must come from Group I,
another from Group II. Students who are eligible and elect to pursue an
Honors Project during their senior year are required to take two 300-level literature courses in addition to ENG 350; Shakespeare. At least one must come from Group I, another from Group II. To be eligible for the Honors Sequence, a student must:

  1. Have an overall grade point average of no less than 3.25,
  2. Have an English grade point average of no less than 3.5,
  3. Have complete or plan to complete at least three 300-level literature courses,
  4. Have received a "B" of better in ENG 290: Critical Practicum.

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All Tracks: Language Requirement

Majors must demonstrate a basic understanding of a second language, preferably by completing the sequence of courses 101, 102 and 203 in one language. A civilization course in the student’s foreign language may be substituted for 102 and/or 203. In most cases credit earned by passing appropriate placement or proficiency examinations may be counted towards meeting the language requirement. Exception: Students who have taken three years of foreign language in high school and who choose to substitute a culture course for the third part of the foreign language requirement will not be granted credit for the 101 courses unless they test into a higher level course on the basis of the placement exam given
by the Department of Foreign Languages.

Majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all English courses needed to satisfy the major requirements.