Major in Literature in English

No more than one course designated ENGL 2440–2450 (a course originating in another department but cross-listed with English) may be used to satisfy the major requirements for English.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 2000: Introduction to Literary Studies (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2010: British and American Literary of History I (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2020: British and American Literary of History II (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3000: Literacy and Cultural Theory (must be C- or higher)

*Students must also complete an author-focused course from the list below:

  • ENGL 3300: Chaucer
  • ENGL 3310: Shakespeare and the Play of Genre
  • ENGL 3320: Milton
  • ENGL 3340: Special Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 3350: Authorial Studies

*Students must also complete a course that focuses on literary work written before 1800:

  • ENGL 3100: Studies in Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3120: Studies in Restoration and 18th Century Literature
  • ENGL 3300: Chaucer
  • ENGL 3310: Shakespeare and the Play of Genre
  • ENGL 3320: Milton
  • ENGL 3340: Special Studies in Shakespeare

*Students may use a single course to satisfy the author-focused and pre-1800 requirements.

Students must also take two or three additional electives (depending on whether they used a single course to satisfy the author-focused and pre-1800 requirements) for a total of ten courses for the major:

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Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • ENGL 4900: Senior Seminar (must be C- or higher)

Minor in Literature in English

No more than one course designated ENGL 2440–2450 (a course originating in another department but cross-listed with English) may be used to satisfy the minor requirements for English.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 2000 Introduction to Literary Studies (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2010 British and American Literary History I (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2020 British and American Literary History II (must be C- or higher)

Students must take two additional courses with an ENGL designation:

  • ENGL XXXX (must be C- or higher)
  • ENGL XXXX (must be C- or higher)