The Department of English and Philosophy offers the following English programs to undergraduate students:
Bachelor of Arts, English, Literature Option
The traditional English major requires an introduction to literary study (ENGL 201) and at least four survey courses from among our English literature (ENGL 230 and 231), American literature (ENLG 350 and 351), and World literature (ENGL 260 and 261) courses.
Students must take a course in literary theory (ENGL 403), Shakespeare (ENGL 442), one course in linguistics (ENGL 308, ENGL 326 or ENGL 327), a Junior/Senior seminar capstone course (ENGL 411, ENGL 412, ENGL 413 or ENGL 414). Finally, students must take 18 credits in area students from among genre, cultural, and historical courses.
Bachelor of Arts, English, Teaching Option
Students who are studying English to become high school or middle school teachers must meet the same requirements as the Literature Option, but also take courses in educational psychology, classroom management, and pedagogical theory.
Bachelor of Arts, English, Professional Writing Option
Students must take a core of seven classes: Publications Design (ENGL 302), Web Page Design (ENGL 404), Creative Writing (ENGL 405), Review Writing (ENGL 406), Business Writing (ENGL 420), Magazine Journalism (ENGL 451), and a Special Topics course (ENGL 428).
Students must also take 5 courses in other writing courses such as Advanced Composition (ENGL 304), Web Usability (ENGL 431) and Intro to New Writing (COM 255).
Minors in English
Students can earn a Minor in English with any 15 credits in English beyond first-year composition (ENGL 104 and 105).
The above requirements listings are only for general information. For specific rules and course listing, see the Plans of Study in the Quick Clicks to the right.