English - Bachelor of Arts

Concentration: Creative Writing

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student majoring in Creative Writing must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition satisfying the following requirements.

Departmental Requirements
Select three from the following: 1,29
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
ENGL 310Critical Writing 23
Select one from the following: 23
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture3
Select a minimum of two different Creative Writing workshops from the following:6
Creative Writing: Prose3
Creative Writing: Poetry3
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction3
Creative Writing: Playwriting3
Screenwriting I3
Select two advanced Creative Writing Workshops from the following:6
Advanced Creative Writing: Prose Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry Workshop3
Advanced Creative Writing: playwriting Workshop3
Screenwriting II3
Select two from the following:6
Form and Technique in Fiction3
Form and Technique in Poetry3
Form and Technique in Playwriting3
Select 9 additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499.9
Total Credits42
1

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;
2

These 15 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400-level courses.

Concentration: English

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student majoring in English must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition satisfying the following requirements.

Departmental Requirements
Select four from the following: 1,212
Introduction to Creative Writing3
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
ENGL 310Critical Writing 23
Select one from the following: 23
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture3
Select 6 additional credits from English courses numbered 298-399.6
Students may count 1 or 2 of the following Honors courses towards the requirement of 6 hours of 300-level electives:
Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle 33
African and Caribbean: Literature and Film3
The Gothic Imagination3
Literature as Film3
Select one from the following:3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Literature of the American Renaissance3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
ENGL 405Chaucer3
or ENGL 407 Milton
ENGL 408Shakespeare I3
or ENGL 409 Shakespeare II
Select 9 additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499.9
Total Credits42
1

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;
2

These 15 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400-level courses.

3

Students may not take both ENGL 392V Mythology and HON 348V Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle.

Concentration: Literature, Language and Culture

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student pursuing an emphasis in Literature, Language, and Culture must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition satisfying the following requirements.

Departmental Requirements
Select three from the following: 1,29
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
Select one from the following: 1,23
Introduction to Creative Writing3
The Bible as Literature3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
ENGL 310Critical Writing 23
Select one from the following: 23
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture (recommended)3
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture3
Select 6 additional credits from English courses numbered 298-399. 36
Students may count 1 or 2 of the following Honors courses towards the requirement of 6 hours of 300-level electives: 3
Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle3
African and Caribbean: Literature and Film3
The Gothic Imagination3
Literature as Film3
Select one from the following:3
Modern European Drama3
American Drama3
Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media3
Shakespeare around the Globe3
Literature of Science Fiction and Fantasy3
Studies in Drama3
Studies in Poetry3
Studies in the Novel3
Studies in Film3
Chicana/o Literature3
American Indian Literature3
The Short Story3
Literature for Children and Young Adults3
Women Writers3
Mythology3
Southwestern Literature3
Special Topics (with advisor approval)3
Select one from the following:3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Literature of the American Renaissance3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
ENGL 405Chaucer3
or ENGL 407 Milton
ENGL 408Shakespeare I3
or ENGL 409 Shakespeare II
Select 6 additional credits from English courses numbered 400-499. 46
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Independent Study: Upper Division (with advisor approval)1-3
Chaucer3
Milton3
Shakespeare I3
Shakespeare II3
Advanced Study in Critical Theory3
Advanced Study in a Literary Period or Movement3
Advanced Study in a Literary Form or Genre3
Advanced Study in a Major Author3
Advanced Study in a Major Text3
Advanced Study in Comparative Literature3
British Romanticism3
Gothic Literature3
Victorian Literature3
Literature of the American Renaissance3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Modern British Fiction3
Postmodern Fiction3
Practicum in the Grammar of American English3
History of the English Language3
World Literatures3
Ethnic Studies in US Literature and Culture3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
Advanced Study in English Literature3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Women's Literature3
Hollywood Film3
Cultural Studies: Literature and Theory3
Middle English Textual Cultures3
Total Credits45
1

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;
2

These 18 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400 level courses.

3

Three of these credits may come from any of the 300-level English department courses. Students may not take both  ENGL 392V Mythology and HON 348V Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle.

4

Three of these credits may come from any of the 400-level English department courses.

Concentration: Rhetoric, Digital Media and Professional Communication

Departmental Requirements

In addition to meeting the English basic skills requirement, the student pursuing an emphasis in Rhetoric, Digital Media, and Professional Communication must complete 42 credits in English beyond ENGL 111G Rhetoric and Composition satisfying the following requirements.

Departmental Requirements
Select four from the following: 1,212
Introduction to Creative Writing3
The Bible as Literature3
Survey of American Literature I3
Survey of American Literature II3
Masterpieces of Western European Literature, Post-Renaissance to Modern Times3
History of Argument3
Survey of English Literature I3
Survey of English Literature II3
ENGL 310Critical Writing 23
Select one from the following: 23
Theory and Criticism: Rhetoric and Culture (recommended)3
Theory and Criticism: Literature and Culture3
Theory and Criticism: Film, Media and Culture (recommended)3
Rhetoric and Composition
Select two from the following: 36
History of Rhetoric3
Modern Rhetorical Theory3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Practicum in the Grammar of American English3
History of the English Language3
Approaches to Composition3
Professional Communication
Select two from the following: 36
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Workplace3
Technical Editing3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Proposal Writing3
Interdisciplinary, Client-Based Project Practicum3
Internship3-6
Digital Rhetoric and Design
Select two from the following: 36
Writing for the Web3
Cultural Identity and Representation Across the Media3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Document Design3
Additional Courses
Select 6 credits of upper division level, advisor-approved English courses relevant to program of study. 46
Total Credits42
1

Students may make 1 or 2 of the following substitutions:

  • HON 229G The New Testament as Literature for ENGL 243 The Bible as Literature;
  • HON 234G The Worlds of Arthur, or HON 239G Medieval Understandings: Literature and Culture in the Middle Ages for ENGL 271 Survey of English Literature I;
2

These 18 credits should be completed before the student enrolls in 400 level courses.

3

Students must take a total of 12 credit hours at the 400 level or above.