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 Writing—ENWR (33 hours)

All of the following (9 hours):

  • ENLT 201 Introduction to Literary Studies 3 hours
  • ENWR 202 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 hours
  • ENWR 495 Senior Writing Project 3 hours

One Shakespeare course (3 hours):

  • ENLT 315 Shakespeare 3 hours
  • ENLT 316 Shakespeare and the Power of Art 3 hours
  • ENLT 415 Shakespeare and the World 3 hours

Three upper division courses including at least one course in each of the following areas (a single course may count for the American, British, or Global Anglophone requirement and the Pre-Modern/Early Modern/Modern requirement) (9 hours):

American (one course)

  • ENLT 346 American Literature to 1865 3 hours
  • ENLT 347 American Literature 1865 to 1945 3 hours
  • ENLT 348 American Literature 1945 to Present 3 hours
  • ENLT 350 Studies in American Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 351 19th-Century American Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 352 20th-Century American Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 354 Immigrant Women’s Writing 3 hours
  • ENLT 358 Development of the American Novel 3 hours
  • ENLT 375 Modern Poetry 3 hours
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 390 Special Topics Seminar in Literature (approved sections) 1–3 hours
  • ENLT 451 American Poetry and Poetics 3 hours
  • ENLT 455 Emily Dickinson 3 hours

British (one course)

  • ENLT 310 Studies in English Literature 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 328 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 330 Romantic Movements 3 hours
  • ENLT 332 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours
  • ENLT 333 Victorian Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 336 19th-Century British Novel: The Victorian Novel 3 hours
  • ENLT 337 The Brontes 3 hours
  • ENLT 340 20th-Century British Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 343 20th-Century British Novel 3 hours
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 390 Special Topics Seminar in Literature (approved sections) 1–3 hours
  • ENLT 431 Restoration and 18th-Century British Drama: Script to Stage 3 hours

Global Anglophone (one course)

  • ENLT 360 Studies in Global Anglophone Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 362 Contemporary Global Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 363 20th-Century and Contemporary African Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 366 Postcolonial Women’s Writing 3 hours
  • ENLT 367 Caribbean Women’s Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 390 Special Topics Seminar in Literature (approved sections) 1–3 hours

Pre-Modern/Early Modern/Modern (at least one course)

  • ENLT 310 Studies in English Literature (approved sections) 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 328 18th-Century British Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 330 Romantic Movements 3 hours
  • ENLT 332 Romantic Era Feminism 3 hours
  • ENLT 333 Victorian Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 336 19th-Century British Novel: The Victorian Novel 3 hours
  • ENLT 337 The Brontes 3 hours
  • ENLT 346 American Literature to 1865 3 hours
  • ENLT 347 American Literature 1865 to 1945 3 hours
  • ENLT 350 Studies in American Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 351 19th-Century American Literature 3 hours
  • ENLT 358 Development of the American Novel 3 hours
  • ENLT 371 Studies in European Literature in Translation (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 373 Studies in Comparative Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 374 Studies in World Literature in Translation (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 387 Gender and Sexuality in Literature (approved sections) 3 hours
  • ENLT 390 Special Topics Seminar in Literature (approved sections) 1–3 hours
  • ENLT 431 Restoration and 18th-Century British Drama: Script to Stage 3 hours
  • ENLT 455 Emily Dickinson 3 hours

Two of the following (6 hours):

  • ENWR 320 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

One of the following (3 hours):

  • ENWR 421 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop 3 hours
  • ENWR 423 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 3 hours

One of the following not used to satisfy any of the above requirements (3 hours):

  • ENWR 222 Tourist or Traveler: Travel Writing in the New Millennium 3 hours
  • ENWR 223 Travel Writing in Jamaica 3 hours
  • ENWR 255 Magazine Writing (cross listed with COMM 255) 3 hours
  • ENWR 257 Journalism (cross listed with COMM 257) 3 hours
  • ENWR 307 Rhetoric 3 hours
  • ENWR 320 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 1–3 hours
  • ENWR 421 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop 3 hours
  • ENWR 423 Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop 3 hours