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English (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts in English degree develops critical thinking, writing, research, and communication skills of students as they explore and investigate the great works of Western literature, as well as world literature and global culture. Students gain an appreciation of the imaginative power of language and the complexity of human thought through a variety of critical lenses. As students engage with literary works, they demonstrate, through written and oral discourse, their ability to think critically, to argue persuasively, and to use research to support ideas. The B.A. in English is an excellent choice for students interested in careers such as editing, publishing, business, the arts, technical and professional writing, research, teaching, law, advertising, marketing, or public relations. The degree also provides an excellent foundation for graduate level work.

Notes:

  • Progression and Completion requirements for the B.A. in English: Students must pass ENGL 3010 and ENGL 4900 with a “C” or better.
  • Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts in English

    Core Curriculum (Credit: 42 hours)

    See listing of requirements

    Area F: Lower Division Major Requirements (Credit: 18 hours)

    Major Field French, German, or Spanish (Credit: 6-9 hours)

    FREN 1002Elementary French II

    3 credits

    FREN 2001Intermediate French I

    3 credits

    FREN 2002Intermediate French II

    3 credits

    OR

    GRMN 1002Elementary German II

    3 credits

    GRMN 2001Intermediate German I

    3 credits

    GRMN 2002Intermediate German II

    3 credits

    OR

    SPAN 1002Elementary Spanish II

    3 credits

    SPAN 2001Intermediate Spanish I

    3 credits

    SPAN 2002Intermediate Spanish II

    3 credits

    Major Electives (6-12 hours)

    Select from:

    CRWR 2105Introduction to Creative Writing

    3 credits

    ENGL 2111World Literature I

    3 credits

    ENGL 2112World Literature II

    3 credits

    ENGL 2121British Literature I

    3 credits

    ENGL 2122British Literature II

    3 credits

    ENGL 2131American Literature I

    3 credits

    ENGL 2131HHonors American Literature I

    3 credits

    ENGL 2132American Literature II

    3 credits

    ENGL 2132HHonors American Literature II

    3 credits

    ENGL 2208Technical Communication

    3 credits

    ENGL 2999Special Topics in Literature

    3 credits

    including at least one sequence (example: ENGL 2131 and ENGL 2132).

    Note: Students should take at least one world literature, ENGL 2111 or ENGL 2112, if not taken in another area.

    Upper Level Courses (Credit: 60 hours)

    Required Field Courses (Credit: 9 hours)

    Take all three courses:

    ENGL 3010Introduction to Literary Studies

    3 credits

    ENGL 4100Shakespeare

    3 credits

    ENGL 4900Senior Capstone Seminar

    3 credits

    Western Prose and Poetry (Credit: 12 hours)

    Select four courses below, at least one British and one course American:

    ENGL 3100Old English Language and Culture

    3 credits

    ENGL 3200Chaucer

    3 credits

    ENGL 3300Literature of the English Renaissance

    3 credits

    ENGL 340017th and 18th Century American Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    ENGL 350019th Century American Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    ENGL 360020th Century American Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    ENGL 4200Milton

    3 credits

    ENGL 430018th Century British Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    ENGL 440019th Century British Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    ENGL 450020th Century British Poetry and Prose

    3 credits

    Genre Studies (Credit: 6 hours)

    Select two courses below:

    ENGL 3130Studies in Short Fiction

    3 credits

    ENGL 3700Studies in the Novel

    3 credits

    ENGL 3800Studies in Poetry

    3 credits

    ENGL 3900Studies in Modern Drama

    3 credits

    NMAC 4481Film Analysis

    3 credits

    Diversity in Literature (Credit: 6 hours)

    Select two courses below:

    ENGL 4150Studies in Caribbean Literature

    3 credits

    ENGL 4160Studies in African Literature

    3 credits

    ENGL 4420Modern European Literature in Translation

    3 credits

    ENGL 4430Literature of the Non-Western World

    3 credits

    ENGL 4440Literature by Women

    3 credits

    ENGL 4460Southern Literature

    3 credits

    ENGL 4470Contemporary Literature

    3 credits

    ENGL 4490African American Literature

    3 credits

    Composition or Creative Writing (Credit: 3 hours)

    Select one course below:

    ENGL 3020Introduction to Composition Studies

    3 credits

    CRWR 3040Intermediate Fiction Writing

    3 credits

    ENGL 4030Advanced Composition

    3 credits

    Language Study (Credit: 3 hours)

    Select one course below:

    ENGL 4000Rhetoric

    3 credits

    ENGL 4020Advanced Grammar

    3 credits

    ENGL 4600History of the English Language

    3 credits

    ENGL 4700Topics in Literary Theory

    3 credits

    Elective Courses (Credit: 21 hours)

    Select seven courses below, including at least four ENGL and/or PFWR courses (with Chair's approval, Major Field Courses may count as Electives):

    FREN Any French course(s) at the 3000-level

    SPAN Any Spanish course(s) at the 3000-level

    HIST Any history course(s) at the 3000-level

    CRWR 3050Intermediate Poetry Writing

    3 credits

    ENGL 3106Professional Writing and Communication

    3 credits

    ENGL 3110Middle English Language and Culture

    ENGL 3120Myth and Folklore for Literary Studies

    3 credits

    ENGL 3140American Realism and Naturalism

    3 credits

     

    ENGL 3990English On-Campus Internship

    3 credits

    OR

    ENGL 3991English Off-Campus Internship

    3 credits

     

    ENGL 3999Special Topics

    3 credits

    ENGL 413017th Century British Poetry and Poetics

    3 credits

    ENGL 4405English Romanticism

    3 credits

    ENGL 4410Literature for the Adolescent

    3 credits

    ENGL 4415Major Authors Seminar

    3 credits

    ENGL 4450Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

    3 credits

    HUMN 3010Introduction to Cultural Studies

    3 credits

    HUMN 3206Gender Studies

    3 credits

    HUMN 3999Special Topics

    3 credits

    HUMN 4471Comparative Cultures

    3 credits

    HUMN 4472Studies in Culture

    3 credits

    HUMN 4480History of Print

    3 credits

    HUMN 4482Popular Culture

    3 credits

    IDS 4040Fashion, Literature, and Culture

    3 credits

    IDS 4050Performance, Literature, and Culture

    3 credits

    NMAC 3108Writing for Digital Media

    3 credits

    NMAC 3145Digital Media Studio

    3 credits

    NMAC 3460Media Criticism

    3 credits

    NMAC 3600Digital Storytelling

    3 credits

    PFWR 3160Introduction to Professional Writing

    3 credits

    PFWR 3170Practical Workplace Writing

    3 credits

    PFWR 3180Inquiry, Information & Research Methods

    3 credits

    PFWR 4650Advanced Editing and Style

    3 credits

    PFWR 4660Advanced Professional Writing

    3 credits

    Total Hours: 120