English Major

Requirements for a Major

Foundation6
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of English Literature I
Survey of English Literature II
Survey of Postcolonial and Transcultural Literature
Methods of Literary Study
Literature3
Introduction to Literature
Race in Comics
World Literature
Introduction to Poetry
The Short Story
Mythology
Science Fiction
Literature of the Bible
Fantasy, Faerie and Folk
Literature and Human Rights
Film and Literature
Ethnic Literature in the U.S.
Search for Identity
Women and Literature
Baseball: America's Literary Pastime
Women Poets
Kerouac, Ginsberg, and the Beats
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
Survey of English Literature I
Survey of English Literature II
Environmental Themes in Literature
Survey of Postcolonial and Transcultural Literature
Writing3
The Writer's Life
Technical Writing
Business Communications
Creative Writing: Fiction
The Power of Memoir
Creative Writing: Nonfiction
Creative Writing: Poetry I
Creative Writing: Poetry II
Journalism: Practice and Techniques
Journalism: Advanced Newswriting
Journalism: Feature Writing
Journalism: Interpretive Reporting
Journalism: Editing
News Reporting and Writing I
Sportswriting
Writing for Digital Environments
Introduction to Journalism
Multimedia Journalism
Historically Marginalized Traditions3
Race in Comics
World Literature
Literature and Human Rights
Ethnic Literature in the U.S.
Women and Literature
Women Poets
Survey of Postcolonial and Transcultural Literature
Narratives of U.S. Immigration
American Women Writers
Studies in U.S. Ethnic Literature
Postcolonial Women's Writing
Antislavery Literature
Applied Studies3
Journalism Workshop
Community Writing
Practicum in Journalism
Theories and Practices of Writing Consul
Senior Seminar
Internship in English
Electives18
18 credits, which must include at least 12 credits at the 300/400-level.
Some courses have multiple designations, but may only be used to fulfill one category requirement.
Total Credits36

Sample Timetable for Completion of Degree: English

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar (FYS) 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
EN 1XX+EN Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
EN-220 Survey of English Literature I 3
EN-255 Methods of Literary Study 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 4
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 3
 Credits16
Semester Four
EN-221 Survey of English Literature II 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
EN-1XX+EN Major Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
EN-210
Survey of American Literature I
or Survey of American Literature II
3
EN-3XX+EN Major Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
LASCLASC Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
EN-360 Shakespeare I 3
EN-3XX+EN Major Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
EN-3XX+EN Major Elective 3
EN-3XX+EN Major Elective 3
EN-1XX+EN Major Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
LASC/ENCapstone 3
EN-1XX+EN Major Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.