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 Fall 2014 that fulfill English Area Requirements

British Literature


220: Shakespeare
333: English Renaissance
398.01: Love in the Middle Ages
458.01: Milton and Wordsworth
461: Shakespeare: Major Comedies


358: Reading the Great War
458.70: Jane Austen
458.01: Milton and Wordsworth
487: 20th-Century British Drama

American Literature

341: American Renaissance
449.01: Nathaniel Hawthorne
449.02: James Fenimore Cooper
489: Poe at the Movies


343: Modern American Literature
345: Modern African-American Literature
398.03: William Faulkner
398.02: Contemporary Amer. Short Story
448: American Women Playwrights
449.03: Hemingway
489: Poe at the Movies

World Literature
367: Global Novel
398.70: Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
488: Obscenity and Aesthetics

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