Requirements for a Major in English:

In addition to general education requirements, the following courses are required:

  Semester Hours
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research 3
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 201, Major British Authors through 18th Century or  
ENG 202 Major British Authors, 19th and 20th Centuries AND  
ENG 205, Survey of American Literature to 1860 or  
ENG 206, Survey of American Literature 1860-1970 AND  
One additional 200-level survey course 9
ENG 390, Origins and Structure of English 3
ENG 405, Modern Literature 3
ENG 414, Shakespeare 3
ENG 439, Literary Criticism, Analysis, and Interpretation 3
ENG 496, Capstone Course in Literary Study 3
English electives at 300-400 level 3
One course from the following:  
ENG 320, English Novel in the 18th and 19th Centuries  
ENG 323, Restoration and 18th Century Literature  
ENG 401, Romantic Poetry and Prose or  
ENG 402, Victorian Poetry and Prose 3
   
One course from either of the following:  
ENG 413, Chaucer or  
ENG 443, Literature of the English Renaissance 3
Total 42

Sample Four-Year Course Sequence for English

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
ENG 111, Introduction to Writing and Research (fall) ENG 390, Origins and Structure of English (fall)
ENG 112, Introduction to Literature (spring) ENG 405, Modern Literature (spring)
  ENG 414, Shakespeare (fall)
  ENG 300-level Elective
   
Sophomore Year: Senior Year:
ENG 201, Major British Authors, through 18th Century (fall) or ENG 439, Literary Criticism, Analysis, and Interpretation (fall)
ENG205, Survey of American Literature to 1860 (fall) ENG 496, Capstone Course in Literary Study (spring)
*ENG 202, Major British Authors, 19th and 20th Centuries (spring) or ENG 300 or 400-level Elective (fall or spring)
ENG 206, Survey of American Literature 1860-1970 (spring) or  
ENG 220, World Literature (fall & spring)  
ENG 300 or 400-level course (one in fall or spring)  
   
*One American and one British survey each are required plus one additional 200-level survey course.