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Literature Majors

One of five Reading Literature Courses:

ENG 141: Reading Literature: World Literature
ENG 151: Reading Literature: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama
ENG 171: Reading Literature: Intercultural Perspectives
ENG 181: Reading Literature: Ethics and Society
ENG 191: Reading Literature: Science, Nature, and Technology

ENG 251: Writing in Literary Studies

 

One Survey:

ENG 281: British Writers I
ENG 282: British Writers II
ENG 283: American Writers
ENG 263: African-American Literature
ENG 264: Women and Literature: Topics
ENG 265: Asian-American Literature
ENG 266: Native American Literature

ENG 451: Senior Seminar in Literature

 

Six Literature Course Electives:

At least four 300- or 400-level English courses.
ENG 149 and ENG 197 can count as electives.

Literary History:

Historical Coverage: Your selected courses for the above major requirements should include one literature course from each of the following periods:** 

Pre-1660: Medieval to Early Modern
1660-1900: Enlightenment to Decadence
1900-present: Modernist to Contemporary

 

Total: Ten courses 

Additional information:
ENG 351 is recommended but not required.
Students may count one ENG 255 cross-listed with Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Italian Cultural Studies, Global French Studies, German Studies, and Hispanic Studies.
Only one “Reading Literature” course may count for the English Literature major.

 


Writing Majors 

  • One of five Reading Literature Courses:  

ENG 141: Reading Literature: World Literature
ENG 151: Reading Literature: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama
ENG 171: Reading Literature: Intercultural Perspectives
ENG 181: Reading Literature: Ethics and Society
ENG 191: Reading Literature: Science, Nature, and Technolog

  • ENG 149:  Introduction to Creative Writing
  • One literature survey

ENG 281: British Writers I
ENG 282: British Writers II
ENG 283: American Writers
ENG 263: African-American Literature
ENG 264: Women and Literature: Topics
ENG 265: Asian-American Literature
ENG 266: Native American Literature

  • Three additional writing courses

Courses must be in at least two different genres.
News Writing: ENG 232
Fiction: ENG 301, ENG 302
Poetry:  ENG 311, ENG 312
Creative Nonfiction: ENG 321, ENG 322
Advanced Reporting: ENG 331, ENG 332
Playwriting:  ENG 341, ENG 343
Screenwriting ENG 342, ENG 343

  • Two additional courses in literature

-At least one must be at the 300 level.
-ENG 197 (FYS) might count depending on topic.
-Only one off-campus study course may count toward the major.  An additional course may count by permission of the department chair and associate chair.
-No high school (AP) courses count toward the major.

 

One course in fine arts or performing arts (.25, .5, or 1.0 credit)
ENG 349
: Form and Genre
ENG 412: Senior Seminar


Total:  Ten courses in English + one fine arts course