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Bachelor of Arts, English Major (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with an English major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours (at least 20 of which are at the 300 or 400 level) in English and completion of the components described below. The Bachelor of Arts degree also requires a minor and completion of elective courses as listed.

If you plan to become an elementary or secondary teacher, see the EDUCATION section of this catalog.

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required English Courses
1. General English Major  

ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 314 Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 351 Shakespeare
                  -OR-
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 496 Senior Seminar

Two of the following:

ENG 301 British Writers I
                  -OR-
ENG 302 British Writers II
ENG 310 American Literature I
                  -OR-
ENG 311 American Literature II

One of the following:

ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 370 Literature by Women

One of the following:

ENG 206 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 275 Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology
ENG 303 Contemporary Studies: The Movies
ENG 306 From Novel to Film
ENG 321 Modern Poetry
ENG 331 Contemporary Drama
ENG 352 The Novel

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor.

2. English Major for Secondary Teaching

ENG 160 Introduction to Literature
ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 314 Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 317 The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar
ENG 351 Shakespeare
                  -OR-
ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film
ENG 49 Senior Seminar

Three of the following:

ENG 301 British Writers I
ENG 302 British Writers II
ENG 310 American Literature I
ENG 311 American Literature II

One of the following:

ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 350 World Literature
ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 370 Literature by Women

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor. Secondary teaching candidates also take:

ENG 347 Methods of Teaching English
ENG 348 Teaching Writing and Speaking

Please see additional requirements in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.