English Major with Literature Concentration

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The English major with Literature Concentration (40 hours) enables students to build on the common core of foundational courses (ENGL 215, Classical and Early British Literature, and ENGL 225 or 226, a topical seminar that focuses on critical research and writing).  Students will take 4 hours in Pre-1800 British Lit (ENGL 331,336,337, or 338), 4 hours in Post-1800 British Lit (ENGL 355, 361, 364, or 365).  Students will also take 6 hours in American Lit (the 6 hours must include two different time periods and at least one period course from the American Lit offerings: ENGL 341, 342, 343, 381, 382, 383, 391, 392, 393).  Students will take one British or World figure course (ENGL 384, 385, 386, 485,486).  Beyond that students are invited to explore various interests from among a wide range of elective offerings in world literature, theory, genre, figure courses, writing, and special topics from a list of courses numbered 200 or above  (available in the English Department). Students may choose up to 6 hours in writing courses (213, 214, or sections of 444) as electives toward the Literature Concentration. Note: ENGL 326 and 328 do not count toward the major. Students complete their study with an integrative senior seminar, ENGL 494.

Requirements

Note:  These are new requirements that will apply to incoming new majors effective Fall 2017.  Please contact us at English.edu if you have questions.

Foundational Courses - 8 hours

  ENGL 215 Classical and Early British Literature (4)
  ENGL 225 Topical Seminar (4)
Open only to majors and minors. Prerequisite:  ENGL 215 Seminar
     OR
  ENGL 226
Topical Seminar (4)
With focus on Shakespeare
Required for Teaching Concentration Students.
Open to other major concentrations as space allows.
 

Historical Framework - 16 hours

 
4 hours in Pre-1800  British literature  (330-340 range)
  ENGL 331 Medieval (4)
  ENGL 336 Renaissance (4)
  ENGL 337 Seventeenth Century (4)
  ENGL 338 Eighteenth Century (4)
 
4 hours in Post-1800 British Literature or World Literature (350-370 range)
  ENGL 355 Romantic (4)
  ENGL 361 Victorian (4)
  ENGL 364 British Modernism: 1900 to 1939 (4)
  ENGL 365 British Literature after 1939 (4)
     
 2-4 hours in a Figure Course - British or World
 ENGL 384       Shakespeare (4)
 ENGL 385       Selected Authors  (2)      
 ENGL 386       Selected Authors (4)
 ENGL 387       C.S. Lewis (4)
 ENGL 388       Jane Austen (LE)
 
 ENGL 485       Wade Center Special Collection (2)
 ENGL 486       Wade Center Special Collection (4)
 
 6 Hours in American Literature
 (The six hours must include two (2) different periods and at least
 one (1) period course)
 
  Period Courses
  ENGL 341 American Literature: Beginnings to Romanticism (4)
  ENGL 342 American Literature: Realism to Modernism (4)
  ENGL 343 American Literature: Modernism and Beyond
     
  Author Courses
  ENGL 381 American Authors: Beginnings to Romanticism (2)
  ENGL 382 American Authors: Realism to Modernism (2)
  ENGL 383 American Authors after 1945 (2)
  ENGL 391  American Authors: Beginnings to Romanticism (4)
  ENGL 392  American Authors: Realism to Modernism (4)
  ENGL 393 American Authors after 1945 (4)
 

Literature Concentration - 16 Hours

 
12 hrs. Major Electives from among the following categories:
  Additional period courses
    ENGL 331 through ENGL 353
ENGL 355 through ENGL 365
ENGL 341 through ENGL 343
  Additional figure courses
    ENGL 381 through ENGL386
ENGL 391 through ENGL 393
    ENGL 485 through ENGL 486
   
  Anglophone and Literature in Translation
  ENGL 202      Topics in Literary Explorations and Global Perspectives (LE)
  ENGL 285 Topics in Global Literature (2)
  ENGL 371  Modern European (4)
     
  Genre Courses
  ENGL 378 Genre (Lyric, Novel, Essay, Epic, etc.) (4)
     
  Language, Criticism, and Theory
  ENGL 434 Modern Literary Theory (4)
  ENGL 435  History of Literary Criticism (4)
  ENG 271 History of the English Language (2)
 
 
Special Topics
   ENGL 431      Christianity and Fantasy (4)
   ENGL 375  Women Writers (2)
   ENGL 379  African American Literature (4)
   ENGL 373  Literature of the Bible (4)
   ENGL 433  Varied Literary Topics (2-4)
 

   Writing Courses
(6 hours maximum toward Literature concentration)
   ENGW 213  Creative Writing (4)
   ENGW 214  Rhetorical Writing (2)
   ENGW 444  Special Topics in Writing sections (2)
     
  Internships  
   ENGL 496
Literature Internship (Requires Department approval (1-4)
 
 4 Hours Senior Seminar
   ENGL 494  Senior Seminar (4)
     

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