Bachelor of Arts in English

Degree Requirements

Through a combination of required courses and electives, you will be encouraged to examine and question values, explore identity, and develop skills in argumentation and communication. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to pursue graduate studies in English or writing, or to enter a variety of professional careers.

General Education Courses 51-52 Credits

English Major totals 45 Credits

Core Courses 24 Credits

ENG316World Literary Masterpieces
ENG324Major American Writers
ENG331Major British Writers I
ENG332Major British Writers II
ENG404Persuasive Writing
ENG406Rhetorical Analysis
ENG410Advanced Grammar

Literature, Humanities, or Professional Writing 18 Credits


ENG300Special Topics
ENG315The Novel
ENG336Latino/a Literature
ENG340Women in Literature
ENG348Caribbean Literature
ENG352Survey of African American Literature
ENG387Intro to Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG424American Literature 1800-1865
ENG425American Literature 1865-1914
ENG426American Literature 1914- present
ENG429English Studies Special Topics
ENG43219th Century English Lit: The Romantics
ENG43319th Century English Lit: The Victorians
ENG449Film Theory and Criticism
ENG46020th Century Literature 1900-1945
ENG461Literature 1945-present


HUM396Cultural Studies Special Topics
HUM397Ethnic Studies Special Topics
HUM398Gender Studies Special Topics
HUM399Genre Studies Special Topics

Professional Writing

ENG333Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENG334Introduction to Poetry Writing
ENG344Professional Editing
ENG350Theories of Rhetoric and Public Discourse
ENG362Magazine Article Writing
ENG364Multimedia Writing
ENG374Writing for the Internet
ENG444Business Writing
ENG447Technical Writing
CS325Desktop Publishing
JOU416Investigative Journalism

Capstone Course 3 Credits

ENG487Capstone Course

Minor or General Electives 23 - 24 Credits

Degree Total 120 Credits

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