English

 

Major in English

The 39-hour Bachelor of Arts English major offers preparation for a number of professions through its dual emphasis:

(1) a 27-hour core of literature, writing, and criticism courses, and

(2 ) a 12-hour program of major electives selected by the student.

Core courses enable students to deepen their knowledge of a variety of literatures and their practice of critical thinking, writing, and interpretation skills. These are foundational to a number of professions. Major elective courses allow students to develop skills and knowledge important to professions that benefit from studies in literature and writing.

EN 220 Topics in Literature
EN 270 Advanced Composition
EN 290 Introduction to Language and Literary Criticism
EN 325 Postcolonial Literature
EN 335 Shakespeare
EN 345 American Literature
EN 355 British Literature
EN 425 Modern and Contemporary Literature
EN 490 Literary and Cultural Theory

Besides the required major core courses, students are to choose 4 courses from the following list of major electives:

EN 275 Creative Writing
EN 475 Advanced Creative Writing (may be repeated)
CA 123 Media Writing
CA 130 Introduction to Film
CA 345 Media and Cultural Criticism

Minor in English

The minor in English is a balance of literature and writing courses and totals 18 hours. It is designed to address the interests of students who enjoy literature and the ideas that are part of literary study. The minor in English can be used to deepen the critical thinking skills of students in pre-law and can benefit those whose professional goals include well-styled language.

From the lists below students are to choose 6 courses. Of those 6 courses at least 2 must be literature courses (Group A) and 2 must be writing courses (Group B).

Group A:
EN 325 Postcolonial Literature
EN 335 Shakespeare
EN 345 American Literature
EN 355 British Literature
EN 425 Modern and Contemporary Literature

Group B:
EN 270 Advanced Composition
EN 275 Creative Writing
EN 475 Advanced Creative Writing (may be repeated)

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