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English

Bachelor of Arts

The Department of English combines an exciting and diverse curriculum with engaging, dynamic faculty who bring expertise and creativity to the classroom. The major allows students to concentrate in one of the following areas:

1. Composition, Rhetoric, and Linguistics
2. Creative Writing
3. Literature and Culture
4. English Studies

In each of the concentrations, students learn to interpret and create texts, conduct research, and reflect on how language, literature, and discourse have an impact on how we communicate and experience the world. For more information about each concentration, please click the blocks below.  

THE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 

Whatever concentration you choose, you will need to complete 33-credit hours of major requirements before you graduate. These requirements should be completed concurrently with, not before, the concentration requirements.    

1. Complete the following (6 credit hours):

  • ENGL 300 – Critical Conversations in English
  • ENGL 301 – Forms of Creative Writing

2. Choose four of the following (12 credit hours):

  • ENGL 331 – Perspectives on Visual and New Media Studies
  • ENGL 332 – Perspectives on American Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 334 – Perspectives on British Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 335 – Perspectives on World and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
  • ENGL 337 – Perspectives on Genre
  • ENGL 338 – Perspectives on a Single Author

3. Choose three of the following (9 credit hours):

  • 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

4. Complete the following (6 credit hours):

  • ENGL 411 – English Capstone Seminar
  • ENGL 483 – Theory of Literary Criticism