Academics

English Major/Minor Requirements

English Major

Students who desire to pursue an English major may select one of two emphases: Literary Studies or Writing. They may also pursue both emphases.

A major in English (Literary Studies Emphasis) requires at least 36 credits beyond ENG 101, including:

  1. American Literature: ENG 210 and 211.
  2. British Literature: ENG 220 and 221.
  3. Undergraduate Research: ENG 498.
  4. Electives: At least 21 credits at or beyond the 300 level.

A major in English (Writing Emphasis) requires at least 36 credits beyond ENG 101, including:

  1. Writing Emphasis: ENG 303, 304, 305, 306, 330, 335.
  2. Philosophy: PHI 102 or 202.
  3. Communication: COM 302.
  4. Undergraduate Research: ENG 498.
  5. Electives: At least 9 credits at or beyond the 300 level.

The English Dept. regularly offers travel course opportunities after the Spring semester. English majors are encouraged to take one travel course prior to completion of their studies. Such opportunities allow a richer cultural understanding of literature than can typically be gained in the classroom alone.

English Minor

English minors would take 21 credits of the following:

  1. American Literature: ENG 210 or ENG 211.
  2. British Literature: ENG 220 or ENG 221.
  3. Electives: At least 15 credits of courses numbered 300 or above.