English

If you are planning on majoring in English, you will have hundreds of career opportunities available to pursue. Writing and editing jobs, including technical writing positions, are projected to grow by as much as 35 percent through 2008. Graduate study is also an option.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required: 39, 36 of which must be upper division courses (3000-4000 level classes). The number listed in parentheses after each course is the number of credit hours.

Required English Courses

  • ENGL 3080 Critical Approaches to Literature (3) (early in major)

Writingone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 3100 Professional and Technical Writing (3)
  • ENGL 3210 Advanced College Writing (3)
  • ENGL 3250 Advanced Fiction Writing (3)
  • ENGL 3270 Magazine Article Writing (3)
  • ENGL 3280 Biographical Writing (3)

Languageone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL SI3010 Introduction to Linguistics (3)
  • ENGL 3030 Structure of English (3)
  • ENGL 3040 History of the English Language (3)
  • ENGL 3050 Grammar, Style, and Usage for Advanced Writing (3)

American Literatureone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 4520 American Literature: Early and Romantic (3)
  • ENGL 4530 American Literature: Realism and Naturalism (3)

American Literatureone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 4540 American Literature: Modern (3)
  • ENGL 4550 American Literature: Contemporary (3)

British Literatureone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 4610 British Literature: Medieval (3)
  • ENGL 4620 British Literature: Renaissance (3)
  • ENGL 4630 British Literature: Neoclassical and Romantic (3)

British Literatureone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 4640 British Literature: Victorian (3)
  • ENGL 4650 British Literature: Modern (3)
  • ENGL 4660 British Literature: Contemporary (3)

World Literaturesone of the following (3 credit hours)

  • ENGL 3510 World Literature (3)
  • ENGL 3730 Literature of Cultures and Places (3)
  • ENGL 3880 Philosophy and Literature (3)
  • ENGL 4750 Classical Literature (3)


English Elective Courses (minimum of 15 credit hours)
To complete the required 39 credit hours, English majors may choose as electives any 3000 and 4000 level English courses, including those listed above. In addition, majors may take as an elective only one of the following:

  • ENGL HU2200 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL HU2220 Introduction to Fiction (3)
  • ENGL HU2240 Introduction to Poetry (3)
  • ENGL 2250 Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL HU2290 Introduction to Drama (3)
  • ENGL HU/DV2710 Perspectives on Women's Literature (3)

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