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Suggested English Course Sequences

The Department of English offers three majors: English, English With Writing Emphasis, and English Education. Below is the suggested course sequence for each of these majors.

ENGLISH MAJOR

Freshman Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                    

Language 101 (4 hrs)            

ENGL 209: Major British Writers (3 hrs)            

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)             

Total: 16 hours

Spring

Language 102 (4 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Sophomore Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                     

ENGL 211: American Lit I (3 hrs)               

English Elective (3 hrs)            

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)            

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 212: American Lit II (3 hrs)

English Elective (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Junior Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                         

ENGL: 206 World Literature (3 hrs)           

English Elective (3 hrs)         

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)           

Total: 16 hours

Spring

English Elective (3 hrs)

English Elective (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Senior Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                         

ENGL 404: Literary Criticism (3 hrs)             

Liberal Studies and Electives (13 hrs)         

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 301: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

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

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

*Please note that ENGL206, 209, 210, 211, 212, 301, 302, and 404 are alternate year courses. Be sure to take them in a timely fashion the year they are offered.

ENGLISH MAJOR WITH WRITING EMPHASIS

Freshman Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                         

Language 101 (4 hrs)           

ENGL 209: Major British Writers I (3 hrs)          

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)             

Total: 16 hours

Spring

Language 102 (4 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Sophomore Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                        

ENGL 211: American Lit I (3 hrs)         

English or Creative Writing Elective (3 hrs)            

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 212: American Lit. II (3 hrs)

English or Creative Writing Elective (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Junior Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                        

ENGL: 206 World Literature (3 hrs)        

English or Creative Writing Elective (3 hrs)            

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)           

Total: 16 hours

Spring

English Elective (3 hrs)

English or Creative Writing Elective (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Senior Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                         

ENGL 404: Literary Criticism (3 hrs)          

Liberal Studies and Electives (13 hrs)       

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 310: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

ENGL 302: History and Dev (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

*Please note that ENGL206, 209, 210, 211, 212, 301, 302, and 404 are alternate year courses. Be sure to take them in a timely fashion the year they are offered.

ENGLISH EDUCATION MAJOR

Freshman Year (32 hours)

Fall                                                    

Language 101 (4 hrs)          

ENGL 209: Major British Writers I (3 hrs)          

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)         

Total: 16 hours

Spring

Language 102 (4 hrs)

ENGL 210: Major British Writers II or ENGL 206: World Lit (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Sophomore Year (33 hours)

Fall                                                        

ENGL 211: American Lit I (3 hrs)             

English Elective (3 hrs)         

EDUC 208: Found & History (3 hrs)          

Liberal Studies and Electives (7 hrs)              

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 212: American Lit II (3 hrs)

EDUC 210: Instructional Technology (2 hrs)

EDUC 244: Developmental Psychology (3 hrs)

Liberal Studies and Electives (9 hrs)

Total: 17 hours

Junior Year (33 hours)

Fall                                                    

ENGL 245: Literature for Young Adults (3 hrs)        

English Elective (3 hrs)         

EDUC 400: Methods (2 hrs)       

EDUC 385: Reading in Content Area (2 hrs)            

Liberal Studies and Electives (6 hrs)            

Total: 16 hours

Spring

ENGL 301: Shakespeare (3 hrs)

ENGL 302: History and Dev (3 hrs)

EDUC 250: Exceptional Ind (3 hrs)

EDUC 315: Educational Psychology** (3 hrs)

EDUC 380: Classroom Management (2 hrs)

EDUC 415: Methods of Teaching English (3 hrs)

Total: 17 hours

Senior Year (28 hours)

Fall                                                      

ENGL 404: Literary Criticism (3 hrs)          

ENGL 380: English Lang: Grammar (3 hrs)           

Liberal Studies and Electives (10 hrs)

Total: 16 hours

Spring

EDUC 470: Clinical Practice (10 hrs)

EDUC 438: Clinical Seminar (2 hrs)

Total: 12 hours

*Please note that ENGL206, 209, 210, 211, 212, 301, 302, and 404 are alternate year courses. Be sure to take them in a timely fashion the year they are offered.

**EDUC 315 can also be taken the summer before senior year.