Majors and Minors 2014-2015

English majors and minors must complete the required course ENG 250 Critical Approaches to Literature with a minimum grade of “C” before registering for upper-division courses in English. 

English Major: Standard Program

A minimum of 39 credits is required, including a three-credit, upper-division literature elective, and the following:
ENG 205  Introduction to Creative Writing  3 cr
ENG 250  Critical Approaches to Literature  3 cr
ENG 358  Global Literature  3 cr
ENG 371  Literary Theory and Criticism  3 cr
ENG 394  Junior Seminar  3 cr
ENG 494  Senior Seminar  3 cr
One of the following:
ENG 230  Environmental Literature  3 cr
ENG 237  Women and Literature  3 cr
ENG 238  Literary Culture of the American West  3 cr
One of the following:
ENG 300  Creative Writing: Fiction  3 cr
ENG 301  Creative Writing: Poetry  3 cr
ENG 303  Environmental Writing  3 cr
ENG 305  Creative Writing:  Non-fiction  3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 372  British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts  3 cr
ENG 373  British Literature: Milton Through the Romantics  3 cr
ENG 374  British Literature: The Victorians to the Present Day  3 cr
ENG 463  Major British Authors  3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 384  American Literature—Early to Civil War  3 cr
ENG 385  American Literature—Civil War to Present  3 cr
ENG 464  Major American Authors  3 cr

English Major: Comprehensive Program 

Creative Writing Emphasis

A minimum of 54 credits is required, including three credits of an upper-division literature elective, and the following:
COM 241  Media Writing  3 cr
COM 343  Persuasive and Expressive Writing on Public Issues  3 cr
ENG 205  Introduction to Creative Writing  3 cr
ENG 250  Critical Approaches to Literature  3 cr
ENG 358  Global Literature   3 cr
ENG 371  Literary Theory and Criticism  3 cr
ENG 394  Junior Seminar   3 cr
ENG 405  Advanced Writing  3 cr
ENG 445  Literary Magazine Submission and Production  3 cr
ENG 494  Senior Seminar  3 cr
Three of the following:
COM 306  Scriptwriting  3 cr
ENG 300  Creative Writing: Fiction  3 cr
ENG 301  Creative Writing: Poetry  3 cr
ENG 303  Environmental Writing  3 cr
ENG 305  Creative Writing: Non-fiction  3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 372  British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts  3 cr
ENG 373  British Literature: Milton Through the Romantics  3 cr
ENG 374  British Literature: The Victorians to the Present Day  3 cr
ENG 463  Major British Authors   3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 384  American Literature—Early to Civil War  3 cr
ENG 385  American Literature—Civil War to Present  3 cr
ENG 464  Major American Authors   3 cr

Secondary Licensure Emphasis

The Secondary Licensure Emphasis requires 51 credits, including three credits of upper-division English electives. English 352 Children’s Literature may not be used as an elective in English. In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Secondary Licensure Option (see description under Education).
The following courses are required:
COM 216 Dramatic Literature and Script Analysis  3 cr

COM 241 Media Writing  3 cr
ENG 205  Introduction to Creative Writing  3 cr
ENG 220  Grammar and the English Language  3 cr
ENG 250  Critical Approaches to Literature  3 cr
ENG 358  Global Literature  3 cr
ENG 370  Myth and Culture  3 cr
ENG 371  Literary Theory and Criticism  3 cr
ENG 384  American Literature—Early to Civil War  3 cr
ENG 385  American Literature—Civil War to Present  3 cr
ENG 394  Junior Seminar  3 cr
One of the following:
COM 306  Scriptwriting 3 cr
ENG 300  Creative Writing: Fiction  3 cr
ENG 301  Creative Writing: Poetry  3 cr
ENG 303  Environmental Writing  3 cr
ENG 305  Creative Writing:  Non-fiction  3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 230  Environmental Literature  3 cr
ENG 237  Women and Literature  3 cr
ENG 238  Literary Culture of the American West  3 cr
ENG 248  Film Arts: Film as Literature/Literature as Film  3 cr
ENG 331  Literature and Ethnicity  3 cr
ENG 337  Women Writers 3 cr
Two of the following:
ENG 372  British Literature: Medieval and Renaissance Texts  3 cr
ENG 373  British Literature: Milton through the Romantics  3 cr
ENG 374  British Literature: The Victorians to the Present Day  3 cr
One of the following:
COM 215  Development of Theatre I  3 cr
COM 216  Development of Theatre II  3 cr

English Minor

A minimum of 18 credits is required for a Minor in English including twelve credits of electives, nine of which must be upper division, and the following:

ENG 205  Introduction to Creative Writing 3  cr
ENG 250  Critical Approaches to Literature  3 cr

Capstone Course Requirement. The following course in the English Major fulfills the capstone course requirement: ENG 494 Senior Seminar. Students completing the Secondary Licensure Emphasis may use student teaching to fulfill this requirement. English majors must pass three credits of course work in ENG 494 with a minimum grade of “C.”