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English Major Requirements

2015 Catalogue Requirements

I. CORE CURRICULUM (39-44 Credits)

II. FRESHMAN GRADUATION REQUIREMENT (0-3 Credits) Minimum grade of C is required.

  • UNIV 110 The First-Year Experience: Required for all new freshmen and for new transfer students with fewer than 12 transfer credit hours (unless the transfer student has satisfactorily completed a college transition course)

III. FOUNDATION COURSE (3 Credits)

  • ENGL 300 Critical Conversations in English

IV. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (48 Credits)

Choose four of the six literature surveys, taking at least one World, one British, and one American (12 Credits)

  • ENGL 303 British Literature I
  • ENGL 304 British Literature II
  • ENGL 305 American Literature I
  • ENGL 306 American Literature II
  • ENGL 371 Topics in World Literature: East/West Intersections
  • ENGL 375 Special Topis in World and Anglophone Literature

Choose three from the following: (9 Credits)

  • ENGL 451 Introduction to the Study of Language and Modern Grammar
  • ENGL 453 Development of the English Language
  • ENGL 457 Form and Style in Writing
  • ENGL 459 Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 483 Theory of Literary Criticism

Choose eight upper-division courses (301-499) from a rotation of current offerings: (24 Credits)

Take: ENGL 411 English Capstone 

V. COGNATE REQUIREMENT (9 Credits)
Students are to pursue the minor of their choice OR students are to take three courses at the 300 or 400 level outside their major.

VI. ELECTIVES (19-26 Credits)
Note: Transfer or adult students who are exempt from completing UNIV 110 must complete 3 additional credits of electives unless the student has earned a minimum of 120 total required credits.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED (120 Credits)