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English Major Requirements

I. CORE CURRICULUM (34-41 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 COURSES (3 Credits) Choose one in addition to the core requirement:

  • HIST 101 The Foundations of European Civilization to 1648
  • HIST 102 Introduction to European Civilization from 1648 to the Present
  • HIST 111 World History to 1500
  • HIST 112 World History Since 1500
  • HIST 201 History of the United States from Discovery to the Present (Discovery through Reconstruction)
  • HIST 202 History of the United States from Discovery to the Present (Reconstruction to the present)
  • LATN 110 Introductory Latin I
  • LATN 120 Introductory Latin II
  • LATN 130 Introductory Latin III
  • PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 310 Philosophical Themes in Literature
  • RELG 103 World Religions
  • RELG 104 Introduction to Asian Religions


Take: ENGL 300 Critical Conversations in English

Take four of the literature surveys, choosing 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: (9 Credits)

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

Choose seven upper-division courses (301- 499) from a rotation of current offerings: (21 Credits)

Take: ENGL 411 English Capstone (3 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.