Literature Specialization

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
ENG 410 Advanced Grammar

18 credits from the following recommended ENG or HUM courses with no more than 6 credits in HUM


ENG300Special Topics
ENG315The Novel
ENG336Latino/a Literature
ENG340Women in Literature
ENG348Caribbean Literature
ENG352Survey of African American Literature
ENG387Intro to Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG419Literature and Film
ENG420Medieval English Literature
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

Capstone Course 3 Credits

ENG487Capstone Course

Minor or General Electives 23 - 24 Credits

Degree Total 120 Credits