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The Department of English exists primarily to acquaint students with the masterpieces of literature in English and with the relations of this literature to the whole of Western culture. Secondary purposes are to develop language skills beyond the elementary objectives of the communication course and to indicate historical and geographical relationships of English to other languages.

See catalog for full course descriptions.

English Major Requirements – 48 hours:

  • ENGL 2013 – English Studies
  • ENGL 2023 – Advanced Grammar
  • ENGL 3103 – American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 3113 – American Literature Since 1865
  • Choose 6 hours from:
    • ENGL 3223 – Medieval and Renaissance English Literature
    • ENGL 3233 – Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Literature
    • ENGL 3243 – Nineteenth-Century English Literature
    • ENGL 3253 – Twentieth-Century English Literature
  • ENGL 4073 – Literary Criticism
  • Choose 3 hours from:
    • ENGL 4223 – Shakespeare
    • ENGL 4233 – Chaucer
    • ENGL 4243 – Milton
  • Choose 3 hours from:
    • CORE 2223 – Western Letters
    • ENGL 3704-3793 – Masterpieces in World Literature
    • An approved literature course in a foreign language
  • ENGL 4903 – Senior Literature Seminar
  • 6 additional Junior-Senior hours in English
  • 12 hours of foreign language (6 hours must be in the same language)

English Major Requirements with Teaching Emphasis: 54 hours:

  • ENGL 2013 – English Studies
  • ENGL 2023 – Advanced Grammar
  • ENGL 3003 – Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 3103 – American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 3113 – American Literature Since 1865
  • Choose 6 hours from:
    • ENGL 3223 – Medieval and Renaissance English Literature
    • ENGL 3233 – Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Literature
    • ENGL 3243 – Nineteenth-Century English Literature
    • ENGL 3253 – Twentieth-Century English Literature
  • ENGL 3303 – Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 4013 – Special Methods in English
  • ENGL 4023 – History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4073 – Literary Criticism
  • Choose 3 hours from:
    • ENGL 4223 – Shakespeare
    • ENGL 4233 – Chaucer
    • ENGL 4243 – Milton
  • Choose 3 hours from:
    • CORE 2223 – Western Letters
    • ENGL 3704-3793 – Masterpieces in World Literature
    • An approved literature course in a foreign language
  • ENGL 4903 – Senior Literature Seminar
  • 12 hours of foreign language (6 hours must be in the same language)
  • Students must complete a second major in education Catalog2010-2011FULL

English Literature Minor – 18 hours:

  • ENGL 2013 – English Studies
  • Choose 9 hours from:
    • ENGL 3103 – American Literature to 1865
    • ENGL 3113 – American Literature Since 1865
    • ENGL 3223 – Medieval and Renaissance English Literature
    • ENGL 3233 – Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century English Literature
    • ENGL 3243 – Nineteenth-Century English Literature
    • ENGL 3253 – Twentieth-Century English Literature
  • 6 additional hours in English

English Writing Minor – 18 hours:

  • ENGL 3003 – Advanced Composition
  • Choose 12 hours from:
    • ENGL 2023 – Advanced Grammar
    • ENGL 2043 – Introduction to Creative Writing
    • ENGL 3003 – Advanced Composition
    • ENGL 3013 – Technical and Professional Writing
    • ENGL 3073 – Linguistics
    • ENGL 3083 – Advanced Creative Writing/Fiction
    • ENGL 3093 – Advanced Creative Writing/ Poetry
    • ENGL 4023 – History of the English Language
    • COMM 2073 – Motion Picture Script Development
    • COMM 3013 – Feature Writing
    • COMM 3103 – Opinion Writing
    • COMM 4043 – Advanced Reporting for the Mass Media
    • (only 2 of the 4 COMM courses may be taken)
  • 3 Junior-Senior hours in Literature

Student-Learning Outcomes

Students completing the baccalaureate program in English will

  • have a knowledge of English syntax and the works, genres, and periods of English and American literature that compares favorably with that of English majors graduating from other American institutions,
  • be capable of writing an essay on a literary topic that is knowledgeable, mechanically correct, and rhetorically effective,
  • be capable of reading works of English or American literature with mature understanding,
  • be able to conduct research in the field of English and American literature, and
  • be able to combine the four areas outlined above in documented essays that show a knowledge of literature, an ability to convey that knowledge through effective writing skills, an ability to read a literary work with mature understanding, and an ability to support their conclusions with what they have discovered in their research.