Major

English

Program

English majors choose to concentrate in literature, writing, or editing and publishing. Students who wish to pursue more than one concentration should meeting with the department chair. The major consists of a minimum of forty (40) semester hours of course work within the department with a grade point average of ‘C’ (2.0) or above, exclusive of EN 104: Writing Foundations or EN 121: Writing. All majors in English must complete satisfactorily the Senior Seminar, the department’s capstone course.

Required Courses

Item #
Title
Credits
Five literature courses at the 300-level  +
16
Three electives (100/200-level literature courses or writing courses at any level)  +
12
Sub-Total Credits
40

Of the literature courses, students must take:

(Courses can count in more than one category; see Department Chair with questions.)

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
20

Major, with writing concentration

Ten courses, meeting these distribution requirements:

Item #
Title
Credits
Three literature courses  +
12
One additional 300-level writing course  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
40

Major, with editing and publishing concentration

Ten courses with a focus on understanding quality, understanding publishing, and the capstone course:

Item #
Title
Credits
Two 300-level literature courses  +
8
200-level writing course  +
4
300-level writing course  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
40
Total Credits
40-80