Academic Catalog 2023-2024

English - Literature Major

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in English with a literature concentration are 35 credits:

English Courses
ENG 224Literature, Imagination and Empathy4
ENG 230Introduction to Literary Scholarship4
ENG 340British Literature in Historical Contexts4
ENG 350American Literature in Historical Contexts4
Advanced Literary Studies Courses
Select 4 credits in advanced literary studies from the following:4
Shakespeare and the English Renaissance
Individual Author
Traditions in Literary Genre
Film and Literature
Theory and Practice of Criticism
Postcolonial Literatures
Global/Diverse Perspectives Courses
Select 4 elective credits in global/diverse perspectives from the following:4
Global Literature and Human Experience
Global Literature and Environmental Justice
Native American Literatures
Writing of Women
Postcolonial Literatures
Language or Writing Courses
Select 4 elective credits in language or writing from the following:4
Foundations in Creative Writing
The Ethnographic Essay
English Language, Historical and Analytical
Business Writing
News Writing
Feature Writing
Technical Writing
Topics in Writing
Editing and Grammar for Professionals
Linguistics, Literature, or Writing Course
6 additional elective credits from any course with an ENG designation 16
ENG 485Senior Literature Capstone1
Total Hours35

Except ENG 491 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing for the Secondary School

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.