English, B.A.

Requirements for a Major in English

Thirty-six semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
ENG 2301British Literature3
ENG 2310American Literary Cultures3
Twelve semester hours from the following:12
English Literature through the Sixteenth Century
English Literature of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
British Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
American Literature through Whitman
American Literature from Whitman
Three semester hours of 4000-Level Early English Literature Courses 13
Old and Early Middle English Literature
Later Middle English Literature Excluding Chaucer
Special Topics in Medieval Literature
English Drama to 1642
Sixteenth-Century Poetry and Prose
Shakespeare: Selected Plays
Early Seventeenth-Century Poetry and Prose
Three semester hours of 4000-Level Late British Literature Courses 13
English Poetry and Prose from 1660 to 1745
English Poetry and Prose from 1745 to 1798
English Drama from 1660 to 1800
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Romantic Poetry
Romantic Prose
Victorian Prose
Victorian Poetry
The Brownings
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Modern British Novel
Modern British Poetry
Modern British and Continental Drama
Three semester hours of 4000-Level American Literature Courses 13
American Renaissance
Early American Literature
American Realism and Naturalism
Postmodern American Novel
Modern American Novel
Postmodern American Poetry
Literature of the South
Modern American Poetry
American Drama
Nine semester hours 3000-4000 level ENG courses9
A grade of “C” or better in courses used for the major.
Total Hours36

English majors should take one junior level survey class before taking 4000-level classes.