Bachelor of Arts – Subject Major in English Studies

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies requirements and a major or minor in another area.

Essential Studies
CORE REQUIREMENTS
ENG 233ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE3
American Literature (select one):3
HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT TO 1865
HIST OF AMERICAN LIT FROM 1865
British Literature (select one):3
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1795
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE FROM 1795
Writing & Rhetoric (select one): 3
INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING
THE ART OF RHETORIC
DIGITAL COMPOSITION
Diversity Literature (select one):3
GRAPHIC NOVEL: STUDIES IN DIVERSITY & DIFFERENCE
MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
Regional Literature (select one that does not duplicate your diversity literature selection)3
LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST
LITERATURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
ENG 435
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 436WORLD LITERATURE3
Select one of the following Emphases:15
Total Credits36

Creative Writing Emphasis 

Core Requirements21
Select TWO of the Following:6
INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: NONFICTION
INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: FICTION
INTERMEDIATE CREATIVE WRITING: POETRY
Select ONE of the Following:3
SEMINAR IN POETIC FORMS & POETICS
SEMINAR IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES
ENG 498ADVANCED TOPICS IN CREATIVE WRITING3
ENG 499CREATIVE WRITING CAPSTONE3
Total Credits36

 Literature Emphasis

Core Requirements21
ENG 440THEORY & PRAC OF LIT CRITICISM3
Select ONE of the following surveys not taken in the core:3
HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT TO 1865
HIST OF AMERICAN LIT FROM 1865
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1795
HISTORY OF BRITISH LITERATURE FROM 1795
Select nine credits of the following courses not taken in the core, two of which must be upper-division:9
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
LITERARY EXPLORATIONS
GRAPHIC NOVEL: STUDIES IN DIVERSITY & DIFFERENCE
THE ART OF RHETORIC
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST
MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
LITERATURE & PHILOSOPHY
LITERATURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT
GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND LITERATURE
LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
TOPICS IN ENGLISH
SHAKESPEARE
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
ADOLESCENT LITERATURE
NOVELS
MAJOR WRITERS
CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES/LITERATURE
SEMINAR IN POETIC FORMS & POETICS
SEMINAR IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES
FILM AND PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCTION TO FILM
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Total Credits36

NOTE: English majors considering a graduate program are encouraged to complete ENG 490 RESEARCHING PROFESSIONAL FUTURES or a COMPREHENSIVE MAJOR in Advanced English Studies.