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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A. Degree)

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The English major consists of at least 40 hours of sophomore survey and upper-level (300/400) English credits.

Liberal Arts Core


ENGL 111  and 112  are to be taken in sequence and are prerequisite to all other English courses.

Students must earn grades of “C” or better in courses counting toward the major.

For all regular English majors

All courses in Group I are required. At least two courses in Group II are required. At least one course in Group III is required. No more than three courses can count toward the major from any one of Groups III - VII.

Group IV: Nineteenth-Century British Literature


* Adolescent Literature counts toward the major only for students in English Education. Refer to the School of Education  section of this catalog for more information.

** In some cases the department chairperson may designate that a 480 class satisfies other group requirements. Also see “Special Topic Courses ” information in this catalog.

*** Internship hours may count as general elective hours or toward the major under group VI, depending on the nature of the internship. The department chairperson will specify whether the internship counts toward the major when approving the internship.

English Major with Writing Emphasis

English majors wishing to pursue a Writing Emphasis within the English Major must declare their emphasis in writing to the Student Success Center (declaration of major/minor form) and to the English Department. The Writing emphasis consists of at least 40 hours of sophomore survey and upper-level (300/400) English credits.

  1. All courses in Group I (as noted under English Major above) are required.
  2. Students must also successfully complete a minimum of one course each from Group II (Literature before 1800), Group III (American Literature), and Group IV (19th Century British Literature) in partial fulfillment of remaining required hours.
  3. The student must successfully complete 3 classes (9 hours) from the list below.


Students must also meet the Residency Requirements  described in this catalog.

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