Requirements

The English Department offers three Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree programs: English Literature, English Writing, and a Double Major in English Literature and Writing. In addition, two minor programs are offered in English Literature and English Writing.

Bachelor of Arts, Major in English Literature—ENLT (27 hours)

All of the following:

  • ENLT 201 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 hours
  • ENLT 381 Critical Theory 3 hours
  • ENLT 495 Senior Literature Seminar 3 hours

One lower division (below 300-level) course: 

  • ENLT 203 Studies in Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 204 Literature of Social Justice 3 hours 
  • ENLT 205 Contemporary Women’s Fiction 3 hours 
  • ENLT 211 Animals in Literature and Society 3 hours 
  • ENLT 212 Ecopoetics in the Age of Anthropcene 3 hours
  • ENLT 213 Environmental Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 221 Children’s Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 232 Arthurian Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 234 Shakespeare: Page, Stage, and Screen 3 hours
  • ENLT 243 Greek Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 355 Women of Genius: American Literature in the Suffragette Era 3 hours
  • ENLT 266 Film Criticism 3 hours 
  • ENLT 268 From Fiction to Film 3 hours 
  • ENLT 272 Studies in Multiethnic Graphic Narrative 3 hours 
  • ENLT 277 Women in Film 3 hours
  • ENLT 281 British Literature: Beowulf to 1800 3 hours 
  • ENLT 282 British Literature: 1800 to Present 3 hours 
  • ENLT 283 Irish Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 293 Chicana Literature 3 hours 

Five upper division courses including at least one course at the 400-level:

Pre-Modern (at least one course)

  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours

Early Modern (at least one course)

  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours

Modern (at least one course)

  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours

Post-Modern to the Present (at least one course)

  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill 20th/21st-Century literature:

  • ENLT 366 Immigrant Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 377 American Literature 1945 to Present 3 hours 
  • ENLT 383 20th-Century British Literature 3 hours

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill American literature:

  • ENLT 335 Immigrant Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 346 American Literature to 1865 3 hours 
  • ENLT 376 American Literature 1865 to 1945 3 hours 
  • ENLT 377 American Literature 1945 to Present 3 hours

One of the following or any course designated to fulfill literature of diversity:

  • ENLT 367 Caribbean Women's Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 334 Postcolonial Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 335 Immigrant Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 370 Studies in American Literature (approved topics) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 374 Studies in World Literature in Translation (approved topics) 3 hours

One of the following:

  • ENGL 305 Introduction to Linguistics 3 hours 
  • ENLT 304 History of the English Language 3 hours 
  • ENLT 311 Medieval Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 312 Chaucer 3 hours
  • ENLT 314 16th/17th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 327 18th-Century British Novel: Novel Women 3 hours
  • ENLT 334 Postcolonial Women’s Writing 3 hours
  • ENLT 342 19th-Century British Novel: The Victorian Novel 3 hours 
  • ENLT 343 20th-Century British Novel 3 hours 
  • ENLT 345 Development of the American Novel 3 hours 
  • ENLT 346 American Literature to 1865 3 hours 
  • ENLT 365 African-American Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 366 Immigrant Women’s Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 367 Caribbean Women's Writing 3 hours 
  • ENLT 370 Studies in American Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 371 Studies in European Literature in Translation 3 hours 
  • ENLT 372 Studies in English Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 373 Studies in Comparative Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 374 Studies in World Literature in Translation 3 hours 
  • ENLT 375 Modern Poetry 3 hours 
  • ENLT 376 American Literature 1865 to 1945 3 hours 
  • ENLT 377 American Literature 1945 to Present 3 hours  
  • ENLT 380 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 381 Romantic Movement 3 hours 
  • ENLT 382 Victorian Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 383 20th-Century British Literature 3 hours 
  • ENLT 384 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours 
  • ENLT 413 Shakespeare 3 hours 
  • ENLT 414 Shakespeare and the Power of Art 3 hours 
  • ENLT 415 Shakespeare and the World 3 hours 
  • ENLT 417 Major Literary Figures (British) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 419 Major Literary Figures (American and Other) 3 hours 
  • ENLT 451 American Poetry and Poetics 3 hours 
  • ENWR 202 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 hours 
  • ENWR 255 Magazine Writing (cross listed with COMM 333) 3 hours 
  • ENWR 307 Rhetoric 3 hours
  • ENWR 310 Introduction to Non-Fiction Prose 3 hours 
  • ENWR 313 Journalism (cross listed with COMM 313) 3 hours 
  • ENWR 317 Expository Writing 3 hours 
  • ENWR 315 Literary Nonfiction Workshop 3 hours 
  • ENWR 321 Fiction Workshop 3 hours 
  • ENWR 323 Poetry Workshop 3 hours 
  • ENWR 325 Playwriting (cross listed with THTR 325) 3 hours 
  • ENWR 390 Special Topics in Advanced Writing 3 hours