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 2015-16, 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 2015 that fulfill English Area Requirements

British Literature


220: Shakespeare (11071, 11072, 11073, 11074)
335: Restoration and 18c Lit (10993)
398: Love in the Middle Ages (11017)
398: Poetry, Politics & Pedagogy (11101)


337: Victorian Age (11043)
358: Sherlock Holmes and Poirot (11033)
398: William Butler Yeats (11050)
476: Modern British Novel (11107)

American Literature

340: Early American Lit (11095)
449: Emerson & Thoreau (12397)


344: Contemporary American Lit (10964)
348: Jewish American Lit (11058)
398: Cormac McCarthy’s Westerns (11037)
445: American Drama (11067)

World Literature

361: Bible as Lit: New Testament (11040)
388: Fantastic and Grotesque (11029)
488: Contemporary Continental Poetry (11108)

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 (11098)
ENG 374: CW: Poetry II (11080)
ENG 375: Creative Nonfiction II (11092)
ENG 401: Advanced Composition (11063)