Department of English Language and Literature

B.A. in English, Literature Concentration

Both concentrations require a minimum of 36 credit hours in English, with an additional 18 credit hour in related fields.  See below about related fields.  Any Independent Study course in English must meet the department's Independent Study Policy.
Please note: these requirements are in effect beginning Fall 2019.  For earlier requirements, click here

Core Requirement 1
Introduction to critical practice. Select one:                                        


ENGL 3360    Introduction to Poetry and Poetics
ENGL 3600    American Literary Traditions
ENGL 3610    British Literary Traditions
ENGL 3790    Foundations of Literary Study
ENGL 4780    Principles of Literary Criticism

3 credits 

Core Requirement 2
Literature excluded from the traditional canon. Select one:
   

ENGL 3670    Postcolonial, Diasporic, and Nonwhite Communities
ENGL 3770    World Literature and Cultures
ENGL 4560    Literature of the British Empire 1850 to the Present
ENGL 4650    African American Writers before the 20th Century
ENGL 4660    African American Literature in the 20th Century

3 credits 

Core Requirement 3
Two courses in literature after 1800

ENGL 4280    American Fiction: 20th Centur
ENGL 4500    British Literature: The Romantic Period
ENGL 4520    British Literature: The Victorian Period
ENGL 4540    British Literature: The 20th Century
ENGL 4560    Literature of the British Empire 1850 to the Present
ENGL 4620    American Romanticism
ENGL 4630    American Literary Realism
ENGL 4640    Early 20th Century American Poetry
ENGL 4650    African American Literature before the 20th Century
ENGL 4660    African American Literature in the 20th Century
ENGL 4680    American Literature since World War II

6 credits
Core Requirement 4

One course in a single author:                                                          

ENGL 3810    Shakespeare I
ENGL 4800    Chaucer
ENGL 4810    Shakespeare II
ENGL 4820    Milton
ENGL 4850    Studies in the Work of a British Author
ENGL 4860    Studies in the Work of an American Author

 3 credits

Requirements of the Literature concentration

 
One additional course from either of the first two categories above 3 credits
 

Two courses in literature before 1800:      

ENGL 3810    Shakespeare I
ENGL 4110    Old English 
ENGL 4120    Middle English
ENGL 4200    British Fiction: 18th Century
ENGL 4300    Medieval and Early Tudor Drama
ENGL 4310    British Drama To 1642
ENGL 4400    British Literature: The Medieval Period
ENGL 4420    British Literature: Renaissance
ENGL 4440    Early 17th Century English Literature
ENGL 4460    British Literature: Restoration and 18th Century
ENGL 4600    Early American Literature
ENGL 4800    Chaucer
ENGL 4810    Shakespeare II
ENGL 4820    Milton

 6 credits

Four ENGL electives                                               

12 credits

Total number of credits required in English

36 credits
  

Both concentrations:  The major requires 18 total credit hours in related fields
outside of English, half of which must be at the 3000- or 4000 level.  These are
usually chosen from the other humanities, the social sciences, and interdisciplinary program.
The related fields may also be satisfied by taking a minor, or a second major. 
Consult with your advisor about minors, second majors, and/or appropriate related courses

18 credits
Last Updated: 10/30/19