English Core Courses

The English major allows students to select an “emphasis” that fits their interests and future plans. Regardless of emphasis, the English major requires students to take 38 to 40 semester hours of course work, including the courses in the English major core. (Students planning graduate study in English should take at least 42 hours, including as many upper-level literature courses as possible.)

Course Listing

The following core courses are required for all four-year programs in English:

ENGL 235Topics in Literature

3

ENGL 300The English Language

3

 

ENGL 295E-Rhetoric and Writing

3

or

ENGL 296E-Literature and Writing

3

 

ENGL 330Shakespeare

3

ENGL 492Capstone Seminar in English

3

one of the following:

ENGL 331Major Works of World Literature-Early

3

ENGL 332Major Works of World Literature-Late

3

ENGL 333Major Works of World Literature-Global

3

one of the following:

ENGL 335Major Works of British Literature-Old English Texts to the 18th Century

3

ENGL 336Major Works of British Literature-Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose

3

ENGL 337Major Works of British Literature-the English Novel

3

one of the following:

ENGL 338Major Works of American Literature-Beginning to 1865

3

ENGL 339Major Works of American Literature-1865 to 1945

3

ENGL 340Major Works of American Literature-1945 to Present

3

(Notes: When ENGL 202, ENGL 272, ENGL 282, ENGL 292, ENGL 295, or ENGL 296 is counted toward the English major, it cannot count for second writing course credit. Also, students pursuing the teaching emphasis should work closely with their advisers and the chair of English when selecting core and emphasis courses).