Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

English, B.A.

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For all tracks, English majors must earn a C or better in all English courses required for the major. This includes ENGL 1101 , ENGL 1102 , ENGL 2001 ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2180  and ENGL 2190  as well as all upper-level ENGL courses that count toward the major.

For all tracks, English majors can take no more than 2 upper-level ENGL courses toward the major (6 credit hours) before completing the required 2000-level courses for the major (ENGL 2001 ENGL 2110 , ENGL 3000  , and two of the following: ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130  and ENGL 2180  or ENGL 2190 .


Core Areas A, B, C, D, & E: 42 Hours


* ENGL 1101  and ENGL 1102  are prerequisites for all courses from ENGL 2110 through ENGL 4386 .

Core Area F: 18 Hours

Required Courses: 6 Hours

Choose two courses from the following: 6 Hours

Foreign Language Requirement: 6 Hours

Complete 2001 in a language other than English (FREN/GRMN/SPAN or the equivalent in another language); AND complete FREN/GRMN/SPAN 2002 (or the equivalent in another language) OR FORL 2100, 2200, 2300, or an approved 2000-level FORL course.

Requirements for the Major (Upper-Division Courses): 30 Hours

A. English: 3 Hours

B. Literary History: 12 Hours *

Four (4) courses, one from each of the following areas:

C. English Major Electives: 12 Hours*

Four courses selected from ENGL 3000- or 4000-level courses.

* No more than one (1) variable-credit, independent study or internship may be counted toward the major. Students may take two sections of the same course as long as the topic of the sections is different. For example, ENGL 4106 - Studies in Genre: Poetry and ENGL 4106 - Studies in Genre: Film.

D. ENGL 4384: Senior Seminar 3 Hours *

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • No course may be substituted for the Senior Seminar.

    * Prerequisites: 2000-level ENGL courses in Area F, ENGL 3000, and 18 additional hours of upper-level ENGL courses with a C or higher;

Minor and/or General Electives: 30 Hours *

* A minor is not required for the B.A. English degree.

Total: 120 Hours

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