Dr. Loren Gruber, Professor Emeritus, and Christina Bautista, English/Mass Comm double major.

Division of Communications, Humanities and Human Services


English Major Course Map

English Major Course Requirements

EN 130 and 160 do not apply toward the English major; however, all English majors must achieve a grade of "C" or better in these courses. ALL COURSES 200 OR ABOVE REQUIRE EN160 AS A PREREQUISITE.

Core Survey Courses: Choose 4 (12 credit hours)

  • EN 200 World Literature I
  • EN 201 World Literature II
  • EN 220 American Literature I
  • EN 225 American Literature II
  • EN 230 British Literature I
  • EN 235 British Literature II

Required Core Classes:

  • EN 326 Advanced Techniques of Composition
  • EN 345 Literary Criticism
  • EN 350 Modern Grammar
  • EN 360 Linguistics
  • EN 485 Senior Thesis

Literary Studies Concentration (15 credit hours)

Period Courses: Choose 3

  • EN 371 Nineteenth - Century British Literature
  • EN 372 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • EN 380 Ethnic American Literature
  • EN 381 Milton and Age of Reason
  • EN 383 American Romantic Literature
  • EN 385 American Literary Realism
  • EN 391 Twentieth - and Twenty - First - Century Literature (American/British)

Tools of Writing: Choose 1

  • EN 310 Film Criticism and American Culture
  • EN 327 Technical and Professional Writing
  • EN 305 Advocacy and Grant Writing
  • EN 400 Creative Writing

Major Figures: Choose 1

  • EN 425 Chaucer
  • EN 429 Shakespeare
  • EN 431 Major American Authors

Writing Studies Concentration (15 credit hours)

The following courses are required:

  • EN 305 Advocacy and Grant Writing
  • EN 310 Film Criticism and American Culture
  • EN 327 Technical and Professional Writing
  • EN 400 Creative Writing
  • SP 415 Speech Writing and Criticism

English Minor Course Map

English Minor Course Requirements

English Literary Studies minor requirements:

Core Survey Courses: Choose 3 (9 credit hours)

  • EN 200 World Literature I
  • EN 201 World Literature II
  • EN 220 American Literature I
  • EN 225 American Literature II
  • EN 230 British Literature I
  • EN 235 British Literature II

Period Courses: Choose 3 (9 credit hours)

  • EN 315 Young Adult Literature
  • EN 371 Nineteenth - Century British Literature
  • EN 372 Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • EN 380 Ethnic American Literature
  • EN 381 Milton and Age of Reason
  • EN 383 American Romantic Literature
  • EN 385 American Realism and Naturalism
  • EN 391 Twentieth - and Twenty - First - Century Literature
  • (Total 18 hours)

English Writing Studies minor requirements:

Core Survey Courses: Choose 3 (9 credit hours)

  • EN 200 World Literature I
  • EN 201 World Literature II
  • EN 220 American Literature I
  • EN 225 American Literature II
  • EN 230 British Literature I
  • EN 235 British Literature II

Writing Courses: Choose 3 (9 credit hours)

  • EN 305 Advocacy and Grant Writing
  • EN 310 Film Criticism and American Culture
  • EN 326 Advanced Techniques of Composition
  • EN 327 Technical and Professional Writing
  • EN 400 Creative Writing
  • (Total 18 hours)