English Major, BA

(PLV)

This major prepares students for most fields which require good communication and analytical skills, as well as for graduate study in fields such as publishing, communications, and teaching and professional schools such as law and business. For information about a combined major in education with this arts and sciences major, see the School of Education section of this catalog.

University Core – (44-55)

Major Courses – (36)

Required LIT/ENG Courses: (18 credits)

LIT 132Introduction to Literary Studies

3 credits

LIT 211Literature I

3 credits

LIT 212Literature II

3 credits

or

LIT 362Shakespeare

3 credits

ENG 3xxAdvanced or Creative Writing course

3 credits

LIT 499Senior Year Experience:Culture, Creativity, Communication

3 credits

 

Two Required Diversity/Cultural Pluralism LIT Courses: (6 credits)

LIT 303Introduction to Cultural Studies

3 credits

LIT 304Postcolonial Literature

3 credits

LIT 326African American Literature

3 credits

LIT 343Contemporary American Literature

3 credits

LIT 345Literatures of Diversity

3 credits

LIT 384Images of Women in Literature

3 credits

Required Track: Literature or Writing: (12 credits)

Literature Track:

LIT 382Literary Criticism

3 credits

LIT 300-level

3 credits

or

ENG 393Internship

1 - 6 credits

or

ENG 394Internship: Writing for Civic Engagement

3 - 6 credits

TWO LIT 300-level courses

6 credits

AND

These TWO LIT 300-level courses must focus on a genre, period, or multicultural or world literature.

Writing Track:

ENG 393Internship

1 - 6 credits

THREE 300-level writing courses

9 credits

Open Electives - 37-48

Total Credit Hours: 128

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