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Literature Majors

Three Required Courses:

  • One of four Reading Literature Courses:  

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 literature survey

ENG 250: World Literature
ENG 263:  African-American Literature
ENG 265:  Asian-American Literature
ENG 266:  Native American Literature
ENG 281:  British Writers
ENG 282:  British Writers II
ENG 283:  American Writers

Seven elective courses:

At least five 300- or 400-level courses, including ENG 451:  Senior Seminar in Literature

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 the Fin de Siècle        
1900-present:  Modern to Contemporary

Total:  Ten courses

Additional information:
Students may count one ENG 255 that is cross-listed as a Modern Language course toward the major.  ENG 351 is recommended but not required.

* ENG 149 counts as elective.  ENG 197 may count as elective, depending on topic.
**Footnotes on schedule of classes denote which courses count for each of these periods.  


Writing Majors 

  • One of four Reading Literature Courses:  

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 149:  Introduction to Creative Writing
  • One literature survey

ENG 250: World Literature
ENG 263:  African-American Literature
ENG 265:  Asian-American Literature
ENG 266:  Native American Literature
ENG 281:  British Writers I
ENG 282:  British Writers II
ENG 283:  American Writers

  • 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