B.A. Literature, Language, & Culture

Bachelor of Arts in English: Emphasis in Literature, Language, & Culture

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, students majoring in Literature, Language, & Culture must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G: Rhetoric and Composition and satisfy the following eight requirements.

1.) Twelve credits from the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 220G: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 243: The Bible as Literature*
  • ENGL251: Survey of American Literature I
  • ENGL252: Survey of American Literature II
  • ENGL 261: Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Beginnings to the Renaissance*
  • ENGL 262: Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern
  • ENGL 263: History of Argument
  • ENGL 271: English Literature I*
  • ENGL 272: English Literature II*

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HON 229G for ENGL 243; HON 220G, 234G, or 239G for ENGL 261; HON 220G, 231G, 234G, or 239G for ENGL 271;  HON 231G for ENGL 272.

2.) Three credits of ENGL 310: Critical Writing

3.) Three credits from one of the following 3-credit hours courses:

  • ENGL 301: Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture
  • ENGL 302: Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 303: Theory and Criticism: Film, Media, and Culture

4.) Six additional credits from the following 3-credit hour English courses numbered 298-399*:

  • ENGL 321V: Modern European Drama
  • ENGL 323: American Drama
  • ENGL 325V: Contemporary International Literature
  • ENGL 326: Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media
  • ENGL 327V: Shakespeare around the Globe
  • ENGL 328V: Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • ENGL 329: Studies in Drama
  • ENGL 330: Studies in Poetry
  • ENGL 335V: Studies in the Novel
  • ENGL 336: Studies in Film
  • ENGL 339V: Chicano Literature
  • ENGL 340: Studies in American Literature
  • ENGL 341V: American Indian Literature
  • ENGL 342: Studies in British Literature
  • ENGL 349: The Short Story
  • ENGL 351: Folklore
  • ENGL 361: Southwest Folklore
  • ENGL 363: Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • ENGL 380V: Women Writers
  • ENGL 390V: The Arthurian Tradition
  • ENGL 392V: Mythology
  • ENGL 394V: Southwestern Literature
  • ENGL 399: Special Topics (with adviser approval)

* Students may count one or two of the following Honors courses toward this requirement: HON 325V, 345V, 348V, 365V, 366V, 369V, 376V, 379V, and 382V. However, students may not take both ENGL 325V and HON 325V, or ENGL 392V and HON 348V.

5.) Three credits from either ENGL 405: Chaucer, or ENGL 407: Milton

6.) Three credits from either ENGL 408: Shakespeare I, or ENGL 409: Shakespeare II

7.) Three credits from one of the following 3-credit hour courses:

  • ENGL 438: Literature of the American Renaissance
  • ENGL 439: American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENGL 440: Harlem Renaissance and Modernism
  • ENGL 441: Modern and Contemporary American Fiction
  • ENGL 442: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry 

8.) Nine additional credits from the following 3-credit hour English courses numbered 400-499:

  • ENGL 400: Independent Study (with adviser approval)
  • ENGL 405: Chaucer
  • ENGL 406: Early Modern Poetry and Prose
  • ENGL 407: Milton
  • ENGL 408: Shakespeare I
  • ENGL 409: Shakespeare II
  • ENGL 417: Advanced Study in Critical Theory
  • ENGL 421: Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement
  • ENGL 422: Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre
  • ENGL 423: Advanced Study in a Major Author
  • ENGL 424: Advanced Study in a Major Text
  • ENGL 425: Advanced Study in Comparative Literature
  • ENGL 426: Special Topics in Critical Theory
  • ENGL 427: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media
  • ENGL 428: Drama from the Renaissance to the Restoration
  • ENGL 429: British Romanticism
  • ENGL 432: Gothic Literature
  • ENGL 433; Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 436: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media: History and Culture
  • ENGL 437: Advanced Study in Film and Digital Media: Theory and Criticism
  • ENGL 438: Literature of the American Renaissance
  • ENGL 439: American Realism and Naturalism
  • ENGL 440: Harlem Renaissance and Modernism
  • ENGL 441: Modern and Contemporary American Fiction
  • ENGL 442: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
  • ENGL 444: Modern British Fiction
  • ENGL 445: Postmodern Fiction
  • ENGL 451: Practicum in the Grammar of American English
  • ENGL 452: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 453: World Literatures
  • ENGL 454: Postcolonial Literature
  • ENGL 456: Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 457: American Indian Literature
  • ENGL 458: Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • ENGL 459: Black Literature and Culture in the United States
  • ENGL 481: Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 482: Gender and Popular Culture
  • ENGL 483: Gender and Language
  • ENGL 484: Gender and Literature
  • ENGL 486: Hollywood and Film
  • ENGL 488: Film and Literature
  • ENGL 489: Cultural Studies; Literature and Theory
  • ENGL 492: Old English
  • ENGL 493: Middle English Textual Cultures
  • ENGL 494: Shakespeare for Educators