Department of English

Bachelor of Arts - English: Literature Emphasis

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Degree Requirements - 2019 to Present

General Education Core (30-37 Credits)
Bachelor of Arts Requirement - Foreign Language (16 credits**)
1010 Foreign Language 4
1020 Foreign Language 4
2010 Foreign Language 4
2020 Foreign Language 4
** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details.
English Core Requirements (6 credits)
ENGL 2400 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
ENGL 2700 Introduction to Critical Theory 3
Required Courses (6 credits)
ENGL 4320 Shakespeare 3
ENGL 4800 Literature Senior Capstone 3
Note: The courses above are required for English Literature and English Teaching majors and minors as prerequisites to 3000- and 4000-level classes.
Survey Courses (18 credits)
ENGL 3210 American Literature I 3
ENGL 3220 American Literature II 3
ENGL 3230 British Literature I 3
ENGL 3240 British Literature II 3
ENGL 3250 Continental European Literature I 3
ENGL 3260 Continental European Literature II 3
ENGL 3270 World Literature: Non-Western 3
Literature Courses (12 credits)
ENGL 4110 Literary Genres 3
ENGL 4210 Literary History 3
ENGL 4310 Major Authors 3
ENGL 4510 Topics in Literature 3
Note: Each of the above courses may be taken twice with different topics/themes.
Free Electives (25-35 credits)
Total Credits = 120

Comment: No course for which a grade lower than a C- is received may be counted for any major or minor emphasis in the department.