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BA in English – Literature

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  • (MINIMUM 42 CREDITS)
    Completion of this concentration prepares one for a career as a book editor, copywriter, public relations staffer, paralegal, or personnel staffer. Continued study may include the pursuit of advanced degrees in business administration or public administration, or a master’s and doctorate in communications, English literature, or law.

    Course requirements for completion follow. Course codes with asterisks (*) have prerequisite or corequisite courses. These prerequisites and corequisites are listed with the course descriptions that follow.

     

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credits 
    ENGL 213* Introduction to the Study of Literature 3
    ENGL 412* Capstone Seminar 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of six credits in British and six credits in American literature courses. One British literature course must cover a period before1789 and one course must be a survey. One American literature course must cover a period before 1900 and one must be a survey.
    ENGL 333* British Literature through the
    Early Renaissance (to 1603)
    3
    ENGL 334* British Literature: Late Renaissance
    through Enlightenment (1603–1785)
    3
    ENGL 335* British Literature: Romantic and
    Victorian Literature (1785–1901)
    3
    ENGL 336* Modern and Contemporary British Literature (1901 to the present) 3
    ENGL 337* American Literature through the
    Romantic Period (to 1865)
    3
    ENGL 338* American Literature: Realism to the
    Modern Age (1865–1929)
    3
    ENGL 339* Modern and Contemporary American Literature (1929–present) 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of three credits from the following language courses.
    ENGL 341* History of the English Language 3
    ENGL 343* Linguistics: Language, Culture and
    Communications
    3
    ENGL 359* Grammar and Usage 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of six credits from the following international literature courses, in consultation with advisor.
    ENGL 211* Asian Literature 3
    ENGL 214*,1 Science Fiction 3
    ENGL 218*,1 Short Story 3
    ENGL 226*,1 Women in Literature 3
    ENGL 230* Drama of Greece and Rome 3
    ENGL 303*,1 Development of the Novel 3
    ENGL 308* Satire 3
    ENGL 309* Epic 3
    ENGL 311*,1 The Short Novel 3
    ENGL 318* Postcolonial Literature 3
    ENGL 320*,1 Adolescent in Literature 3
    ENGL 323* World Poetry of the 20th Century 3
    ENGL 324* Irish Literature 3
    ENGL 329* Contemporary World Literature 3
    ENGL 351* African & Caribbean Women Writers 3
    ENGL 406* Mythological Themes in Literature 3
    ENGL 420* Major Cultural Conflicts in Literature 3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of three credits from the following courses in the literature of race, gender, or sexuality, in consultation with an advisor.
    ENGL 205* Lesbian and Gay Literature
    3
    ENGL 211* Asian Literature
    3
    ENGL 214*,1 Science Fiction
    3
    ENGL 215* Multicultural U.S. Literature
    3
    ENGL 218*,1 Short Story
    3
    ENGL 220* Survey of African American Literature
    3
    ENGL 226* Women in Literature
    3
    ENGL 320*,1 Adolescent in Literature
    3
    ENGL 351* African & Caribbean Women Writers
    3
    ENGL 420* Major Cultural Conflicts in Literature
    3
    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of three credits from the following Shakespeare courses.
    ENGL 331* Shakespeare: Early Works
    3
    ENGL 332* Shakespeare: Later Works
    3

    Restricted electives: Select a minimum of nine Literature Course credits to achieve a minimum of 42 total credits.

    Note: 1, Selected sections of this course may fulfill this requirement. Check with a faculty advisor.