English, B.A.

Major Requirements

39 credit hours (excluding any course ordinarily designed for first-year composition). Students may elect to complete one of three concentrations: literature, creative writing, or professional writing.

Literature Concentration

1. Introductory surveys (6 credit hours):

 
EN 214MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS

3

EN 277MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS

3

 

2. Two courses from (6 credit hours):

 
EN 221SHAKESPEARE GAME OF THRONES

3

EN 222INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3

EN 311OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

3

EN 312LATE MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3

EN 320LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF HENRY VIII AND ELIZABETH I

3

EN 321LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF THE STUARTS AND THE CIVIL WAR

3

EN 330AUGUSTAN LITERATURE

3

EN 331LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE

3

3. A global or multiethnic or minority literature course (3 credit hours):

 
EN 207INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

3

EN 278INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 280ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LITERATURES

3

EN 283IMMIGRANT LITERATURE

3

EN 284WRITING WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION

3

EN 285INDIAN LITERATURE

3

EN 288JAPANESE LITERATURE

3

EN 472STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

4. A creative writing class (3 credit hours):

EN 131INTRODUCTORY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 132INTRODUCTORY FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 133INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 134INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE NON-FICTION WORKSHOP

3

5. A course on language or literary theory (3 credit hours):

EN 260ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE

3

EN 261SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE

3

EN 485COMTEMPORARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LINGUISTICS

3

EN 488HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

EN 489STUDIES IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION

3

EN 490HISTORY OF LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

EN 495CRITICAL PRACTICE

3

EN 496FRAMED NARRATIVES: NOVEL&CINEMA

3

6. Six elective courses (18 credit hours)

Four electives must be at the 400 level. For literature-concentration students, three of the four 400-level courses should be literature courses. Whenever possible, students should take 300-level courses before taking 400-level courses.

7. Completion of CE 401, the professional development seminar series.

8. An Oral Presentation to be completed in a 400-level class.

Students co-register for EN 494, the OP component, along with a 400-level Literature class. 
EN 494ORAL PRESENTATION

0

9. With the written permission of the department, students may use as an elective one course in literature offered by the CMLC department

Creative Writing Concentration

1. Introductory surveys (6 credit hours):

 
EN 214MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS

3

EN 277MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS

3

 

2. Two courses from (6 credit hours):

 
EN 221SHAKESPEARE GAME OF THRONES

3

EN 222INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3

EN 311OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

3

EN 312LATE MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3

EN 320LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF HENRY VIII AND ELIZABETH I

3

EN 321LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF THE STUARTS AND THE CIVIL WAR

3

EN 330AUGUSTAN LITERATURE

3

EN 331LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE

3

3. A global or multiethnic or minority literature course (3 credit hours):

 
EN 207INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

3

EN 278INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 280ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LITERATURES

3

EN 283IMMIGRANT LITERATURE

3

EN 284WRITING WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION

3

EN 285INDIAN LITERATURE

3

EN 288JAPANESE LITERATURE

3

EN 472STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

4. Two introductory creative writing classes (6 credit hours):

 
EN 131INTRODUCTORY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 132INTRODUCTORY FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 133INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 134INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE NON-FICTION WORKSHOP

3

5. Required Course (fulfills OP Core requirement):

EN 401ADVANCED POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

3

6. A second course from the advanced level:

EN 402ADVANCED FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 403ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING

3

EN 404ADVANCED CREATIVE NON-FICTION WORKSHOP

3

7. One course on language or literary theory (3 credit hours):

 
EN 260ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE

3

EN 261SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE

3

EN 485COMTEMPORARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LINGUISTICS

3

EN 488HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

EN 489STUDIES IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION

3

EN 490HISTORY OF LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

EN 495CRITICAL PRACTICE

3

EN 496FRAMED NARRATIVES: NOVEL&CINEMA

3

8. One 400-level literature course (3 credit hours).

9. Two electives at any level (6 credit hours).

10. A portfolio including a capstone reflection essay and presentation to be evaluated by the English Department.

11. Completion of CE 401, the professional development seminar series.

Professional Writing Concentration

1. Introductory surveys (6 credit hours):

 
EN 214MAJOR BRITISH WRITERS

3

EN 277MAJOR AMERICAN WRITERS

3

 

2. Two courses from (6 credit hours):

 
EN 221SHAKESPEARE GAME OF THRONES

3

EN 222INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

3

EN 311OLD ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

3

EN 312LATE MEDIEVAL LITERATURE

3

EN 320LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF HENRY VIII AND ELIZABETH I

3

EN 321LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF THE STUARTS AND THE CIVIL WAR

3

EN 330AUGUSTAN LITERATURE

3

EN 331LATE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE

3

3. A global or multiethnic or minority literature course (3 credit hours):

 
EN 207INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURE

3

EN 278INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 280ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LITERATURES

3

EN 283IMMIGRANT LITERATURE

3

EN 284WRITING WOMEN: AN INTRODUCTION

3

EN 285INDIAN LITERATURE

3

EN 288JAPANESE LITERATURE

3

EN 472STUDIES IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

4. A creative writing class (3 credit hours):

EN 131INTRODUCTORY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 132INTRODUCTORY FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 133INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

3

EN 134INTRODUCTORY CREATIVE NON-FICTION WORKSHOP

3

5. Required course (fulfills OP Core requirement):

 
EN 250WRITING AND THE PROFESSIONS

3

(encouraged as a preparation for specialized-level courses)

6. Two courses from the specialized level:

EN 405WRITING ABOUT FILM

3

EN 406WRITING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

3

EN 407WRITING ABOUT OUR HEALTH

3

EN 408WRITING IN THE NEW MEDIA

3

EN 409TECHNICAL WRITING

3

EN 410SPECIAL STUDIES IN WRITING

3

 

7. A course on language or literary theory (3 credit hours):

EN 260ENGLISH AS A GLOBAL LANGUAGE

3

EN 261SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND LITERATURE

3

EN 485COMTEMPORARY ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND LINGUISTICS

3

EN 488HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

EN 489STUDIES IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION

3

EN 490HISTORY OF LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM

3

EN 491FEMINIST LITERARY CRITICISM

3

EN 495CRITICAL PRACTICE

3

EN 496FRAMED NARRATIVES: NOVEL&CINEMA

3

8. One 400-level literature course (3 credit hours):

9. An elective at any level (3 credit hours).

10. Internship(s) in Professional Writing: a total of 3 credit hours.

11. A portfolio of works.

12. Completion of CE 401, the professional development seminar series.