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English Courses

All students majoring in English must take 36 hours (12 courses) in English beyond the general education requirements. English majors may choose from two concentrations: literary studies, or creative writing. Students and their advisors will choose courses from five categories: literary history, literary genre, reading and writing, creative writing, and major authors. English majors meet the capstone requirement their senior year in ENGL 4498 and ENGL 4499. For more information, go to the current catalog.

Concentrations

Literary Studies

3 hours from ENGL 3000; 12-15 hours from category 1; 3-9 hours from categories 2, 3, or 4; 3-9 hours from category 5; 3 hours capstone.

Creative Writing

3 hours from ENGL 3000; 12-15 hours from category 1; 3 hours from category 2, 12 hours from category 4; 3 hours category 5; 3 hours capstone.

Categories and Content courses

  • Category 1: literary History*: ENGL 4408, ENGL 4415, ENGL 4421, ENGL 4426, ENGL 4427, ENGL 4428, ENGL 4429, ENGL 4430
  • Category 2: genre: ENGL 3307, ENGL 3308, ENGL 3309, ENGL 3311, ENGL 3312
  • Category 3: Reading Writing: ENGL 3335, ENGL 4401, ENGL 4431, ENGL 4432, ENGL 4440, ENGL 4450, ENGL 4455, ENGL 4456, ENGL 4460
  • Category 4: creative Writing: ENGL 3392/4492, ENGL 3393/4493, ENGL 3394/4494, ENGL 4400
  • Category 5: major Authors: ENGL 4402 (Chaucer), ENGL 4403 (Spenser-Milton), ENGL 4405 (Shakespeare), ENGL 4480 (designed topics)

* Note: students may substitute 3-6 hours of 2000-level surveys for category #1.