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English Degree Requirements


Look over this list and plan accordingly. These are the required English courses for each of the three Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) majors offered by the Department of English: English, English With a Writing Emphasis, and English Education.

English Major Core Requirements – 47 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

ENGL 206: World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 209: Major British Writers I (3 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II (3 hrs)

ENGL 211: American Literature I (3 hrs)

ENGL 212: American Literature II (3 hrs)

ENGL 301: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

ENGL 302: History and Dev of the English Language (3 hrs)

ENGL 404: Seminar in Literary Criticism (3 hrs)

The student must complete five of the following:

COMM 230: The Film (3 hrs)

ENGL 245: Literature for Young Adults (3 hrs) 

ENGL 286: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 305: Studies in British Literature (3 hrs) 

ENGL 306: Studies in American Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 307: *Studies in World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 360: Creative Writing: Fiction (3 hrs)

ENGL 361: Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (3 hrs) 

ENGL 362: Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hrs)

ENGL 380: The English Language: Grammar, Syntax, and Evaluation (3 hrs)

ENGL 485: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 490: Independent Study 

SCTH 325: Theatre History and Literature (3 hrs)

The student must demonstrate foreign language competence at the LANG102 level or higher:

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (4 hrs)

and SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 hrs)

English Major (with Writing Emphasis) Core Requirements – 47 Credit Hours

The student must complete all of the following:

ENGL 206: World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 209: Major British Writers I (3 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II (3 hrs)

ENGL 211: American Literature I (3 hrs)

ENGL 212: American Literature II (3 hrs)

ENGL 301: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

ENGL 302: History and Dev of the English Language (3 hrs)

ENGL 404: Seminar in Literary Criticism (3 hrs)

The student must complete three of the following:

BUSA 360: Business Communication (3 hrs)

COMM 200: Introduction to Media Writing (3 hrs)

ENGL 360: Creative Writing: Fiction (3 hrs)

ENGL 361: Creative Writing: Non-Fiction (3 hrs)

ENGL 362: Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hrs)

The student must complete two of the following:

COMM 230: The Film (3 hrs)

ENGL 286: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 305: Studies in British Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 306: Studies in American Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 307: Studies in World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 485: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 490: Independent Study (3 hrs)

SCTH 325: Theatre History & Literature (3 hrs)

The student must demonstrate foreign language competence at the LANG102 level or higher:

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (4 hrs)

and SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 hrs)

English Education Major (Gr. 6-12) Requirements - 44 Credit Hours

Students must complete the Liberal Studies requirements for Teacher Education Students, the Secondary Education Minor requirements, and four of the following:

ENGL 206: World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 209: Major British Writers I (3 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II (3 hrs)

ENGL 211: American Literature I (3 hrs)

ENGL 212: American Literature II (3 hrs)

The student must complete all of the following:

ENGL 245: Literature for Young Adults (3 hrs)

ENGL 301: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

ENGL 302: History and Dev of the English Language (3 hrs)

ENGL 380: English Lang: Grammar, Syntax, Evaluation (3 hrs)

ENGL 404: Seminar in Literary Criticism (3 hrs)

ED 415: Methods for Teaching English (ACCK) (3 hrs)

The student must complete two of the following:

COMM 200: Introduction to Media Writing (3 hrs)

COMM 230: The Film (3 hrs)

ENGL 286: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 305: Studies in British Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 306: Studies in American Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 307: Studies in World Literature (3 hrs)

ENGL 360: Creative Writing: Fiction (3 hrs)

ENGL 361: Creative Writing: Non-fiction (3 hrs)

ENGL 362: Creative Writing: Poetry (3 hrs)

ENGL 485: Special Topics (3 hrs)

ENGL 490: Independent Study (3 hrs)

SCTH 325: Theatre History & Literature (3 hrs)

The student must demonstrate foreign language competence at the LANG102 level or higher:

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (4 hrs)

and SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 hrs)

English Minor Requirements - 18 Credit Hours

The student must complete 18 Credit Hours in English courses, excluding ENGL 120 and ENGL 121.