B.A. in English

Major Requirements/English (36 credits)
EN-226Literary Studies for English Majors3
EN-227Foundations of British Literature3
EN-228Foundations of American Literature3
EN-229Non-European Literature in English3
EN-305Shakespeare I3
orĀ EN-306 Shakespeare II
Select one of the following:3
Criticism and Theory
Language and Linguistics
History of the English Language
Theory and Practice of Writing (Elementary Ed. Majors) 1
Approaches to Composition Theory (Secondary & Special Ed. Majors) 1
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
EN-300 level or higher (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384) 2
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 300+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)6
Select 6 additional credits from English (EN) 400+ level (excluding EN-388, EN-488, and EN-384)6
EN-491Seminar in English3
Interdisciplinary Requirements (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from a Foreign Language at the 200+ level 33
Free Electives (41-44 credits)
Select 41-44 Credits of free electives 441-44
General Education Requirements (45-48 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Select 3 credits from subject MA (excluding MA-050 and MA-101)3
Natural Sciences
Select 6 Credits from the following subjects: BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC6
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: TL3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: RD3
Historical Perspective
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV3
Social Science
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV or select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: CD and 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: GU or select 6 credits from the SAME foreign language 53-6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from English (EN) designated with Course Type: WT0
Total Credits128
1

EN/ED majors MUST take to fulfill the above credits.

2

See advisor for information on substitutions

3

Partially fulfills Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education, if 3 additional credits of the SAME foreign language are completed.

4

41 free electives if Foreign Language is used to fulfill Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education, or 38 free electives if Foreign Language is NOT used to fulfill Cultural Diversity/Global Understanding Requirement in General Education.

5

Partially fulfilled in Outside Major Requirements; 3 additional crs. of the SAME language required.

Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • The English Department awards Departmental Honors to those graduating seniors who successfully completes a senior thesis, two designated courses beyond the standard major requirements, a 3.50 major GPA, a 3.30 overall GPA, and a fulfillment of the intermediate level language requirement for English majors.