Bachelor of Arts, English

The English major offers students an opportunity to experience representative American, British, and world literature; to discover and develop an appreciation of ideas and values; to cultivate critical thinking; to develop a knowledge of the English language and its operation; and to strengthen writing skills.

Administrator: Chair, Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies

Requirements: 38 credits of which 25 shall be numbered above 2999 and foreign language equivalent

ENGL2310. British Literature: Beowulf through the Age of Reason (3)
ENGL2980. Introduction to the Study of Literature (1)
ENGL3120. Linguistics (3)
ENGL3320. Shakespeare (3)
ENGL3410. Greek and Roman Classics (3)
ENGL3510. Twentieth Century Poetry (3); or 
    ENGL3520. Twentieth Century Drama (3) 
ENGL3910. Literary Theory and Criticism (3)
ENGL4980. Senior Seminar in English (1-3)
Two courses selected from:
ENGL2210. American Literature: Colonial Period to the Civil War (3)
ENGL3210. Major Authors in American Literature (3)
ENGL3250. The American Novel (3)
One course selected from:
ENGL3310. Major Authors in British Literature (3)
ENGL3350. The British Novel (3)
ENGL4340. Major Romantics and Victorians (3)
One course selected from:
ENGL2420. World Literature: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (3)
ENGL2430. World Literature: The Enlightenment to the Modern Era (3)
ENGL3420. Foreign Literature in Translation (3)

Six elective credits in English (excluding ENGL1030) (6)

The equivalent of one year's skill in a foreign language, met by successful completion of one year of foreign language study or by successful completion of a language skills test

Recommended: A second year of modern foreign language study