Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

English, B.A.

Curriculum

A. General Education Requirements (35 hours)

B. Major Requirements (54 hours)

1. Core Courses (21 hours)

ENGL 200Introduction to English Studies

3

ENGL 303Literary Criticism

3

ENGL 316Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition

3

ENGL 399Introduction to Creative Writing

3

ENGL 425Shakespeare

3

ENGL 458African American Literature

3

ENGL 498Research Methods in English--Capstone

3

2. Core Electives I (15 hours)

Select one course from each of the 5 categories below.
American Literature
Select one course from the list below.
ENGL 305American Literature I

3

ENGL 306American Literature II

3

ENGL 307Southern Literature

3

ENGL 465Contemporary American Literature

3

ENGL 466The American Novel

3

British Literature
Select one course from the  list below.
ENGL 301British Literature I

3

ENGL 302British Literature II

3

ENGL 428English Literature of the 18th Century

3

ENGL 429English Literature of the 19th Century

3

ENGL 430The British Novel

3

ENGL 467Contemporary British Literature

3

Genre Studies
Select one course from the list below.
ENGL 319Children's Literature

3

ENGL 325Digital Literacy Studies

3

ENGL 336Young Adult Literature

3

ENGL 350The Graphic Novel

3

ENGL 404Film and Literature

3

Diversity and Literature
Select one course from the list below.
ENGL 308Multi-Ethnic American Literature

3

ENGL 309Caribbean Literature

3

ENGL 310Harlem Renaissance

3

ENGL 311Introduction to Women's Literature

3

ENGL 400Asian American Writers

3

ENGL 405Gender and Literature

3

ENGL 411Postcolonial Literature

3

Writing Studies
Select one course from the list below.
ENGL 317Advanced Composition

3

ENGL 322Advanced English Grammar

3

ENGL 327History of the English Language

3

ENGL 401Technical Writing

3

ENGL 406Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry

3

ENGL 407Nature Writing

3

JOUR 351Journalism I

3

JOUR 352Journalism II

3

3. Core Electives II (18 hours)

Select 18 credit hours (that have not already been taken) with the following prefix: ENGL, MCOM, JOUR, SPCH.

C. Related Area Requirements (6 hours)

Select any two consecutive foreign languages.

D. Concentration Requirements

E. Free Electives (25 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Curriculum Guide for Majors in English

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENGL 102Composition I

3

UNIV 110Freshman Seminar

1

HLTH 185Health Concepts

2

Any approved foreign language

3

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - B

4

Social & Behavior Sciences B (1)

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

ENGL 103Composition II

3

UNIV 120Freshman Seminar II

1

Any approved foreign language

3

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - A

3

Social & Behavior Sciences B (2)

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:14

Sophomore Year

First Semester

ENGL 201World Literature I

3

ENGL 200Introduction to English Studies

3

Social & Behavior Sciences A

3

ENGL 316Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition

3

ENGL 399Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

ENGL 303Literary Criticism

3

Free Elective 1

1

Humanities and Fine Arts C

2

Humanities and Fine Arts A

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

First Semester

ENGL 425Shakespeare

3

Free Electives

6

ENGL 458African American Literature

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Free Electives

6

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

First Semester

Free Electives

6

Free Elective

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Free Elective

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

Major Core Elective (3 hours)

3

ENGL 498Research Methods in English--Capstone

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 120

* Two consecutive courses (6 semester hours) in any approved foreign language (or another accepted language)