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