Undergraduate Programs of Study

Note: Program requirements are subject to change. Advising and program information provided on this website is for general information and guidance only. It does not constitute a contract, either expressed or implied, and is subject to revision at the University’s discretion. Students should be further aware that additional licensure and certification requirements may be imposed by outside licensing or accrediting agencies even after a plan of study has been approved or after a student has entered a professional program. A plan of study may be subject to revision to reflect such additional requirements.

Requirements of Majors and Minors in the Department from the Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14, scroll down as appropriate

Majors (in the order they appear in the catalog)

Minors (in the order they appear in the catalog)

  • English (18 credits)
  • Writing (18 credits)
  • Writing for Teachers (for Secondary Education English majors only, 18 credits)
  • Journalism (21 credits)
  • Cinema Studies (18 credits)
  • Creative Writing (18 credits)
  • Descriptive Linguistics (21 credits)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL, 21 credits)
  • Language and Computation (24 credits)
  • Complementary Subject Matter - Linguistics, Writing (18 credits each)


General Pre-requisite:

ENG 110 is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the English Department, except ENG 099, ESL 108 and 109.

Courses in Spring 2015 that fulfill English Area Requirements

British Literature


220: Shakespeare
398: John Donne


339: Modern British Literature
358: Romantic Period Fiction
398: Ulysses
475: British Novel to 1832

American Literature

348: He Said, She Said
398: Emily Dickinson
398: Walt Whitman
449: Ralph Waldo Emerson
449: Edgar Allan Poe


342: American Realism and Naturalism
348: He Said, She Said
398: Walt Whitman
449: Edgar Allan Poe
448: American Women Playwrights
474: Contemporary American Novel

World Literature
363: Greek Literature
465: Global Cinema
488: Apocalypse in Literature and Film

Literature Electives
Any of the above

Note: Students who declared the English BA major after Spring 2012 may use one of the following courses as a Literature Elective:

ENG 372: Creative Writing: Fiction II
ENG 374: Creating Writing: Poetry II
ENG 375: Creative Nonfiction II
ENG 401: Advanced Composition
ENG 483: Advance Creative Nonfiction
ENG 484: Advanced Fiction Workshop
ENG 485: Advanced Poetry Workshop