B.A. English

Bachelor of Arts in English

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, students majoring in English must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 1110G: Composition I and satisfy the following eight requirements.

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

  • ENGL 2280: History of Argument (formerly ENGL 263)
  • ENGL 2310G: Introduction to Creative Writing (formerly ENGL 220G)
  • ENGL 2521: The Bible as Literature* (formerly ENGL 243)
  • ENGL 2610: American Literature I (formerly ENGL 251)
  • ENGL 2620: American Literature II (formerly ENGL 252)
  • ENGL 2630: British Literature I* (formerly ENGL 271)
  • ENGL 2640: British Literature II (formerly ENGL 272)

*Students may make one or two of the following substitutions: HNRS 2160G. New Testament as Literature for ENGL 2521. The Bible as Literature; HNRS 2171G. The Worlds of Arthur, HNRS 2173G. Middle Ages, or HNRS 2117G. The World of the Renaissance for ENGL 2630. British Literature I.

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 English courses numbered 300-399*

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

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

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

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

ENGL 469: Advanced Study in American LiteratureENGL 439: American Realism and Naturalism
ENGL 442: Modern and Contemporary American Poetry
ENGL 458: Latino/a Literature and Culture

See the Director of Undergraduate Studies to approve additional offerings for this requirement, when their content is primarily American Literature, under the following numbers: ENGL 421422423424427445481489500.

8.) Nine additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499.