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Curriculum


Program Options and Degree Requirements

The English Major degree program offers concentrations in either Literature or Creative Writing, and students can opt for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in either concentration.

Curriculum Requirements
B.A. in English: Literature


15 credits from the following courses:

ENGL 207

American Literature I

3

ENGL 208

American Literature II

3

ENGL 209

British Literature I

3

ENGL 210

British Literature II

3

ENGL 212

Masterpieces of World Literature

3

ENGL 305

Shakespeare

3

15 credits of literature electives at the 200 or 300 level. Students may substitute one literature elective at the 100 level and ENGL 322 (Understanding English Grammar) for 6 of these credits.

ENGL 399

Independent Studies

3

ENGL 397

Senior Thesis

3

American History Elective

3

English or World History Elective

3

Demonstrated proficiency in a modern language other than English at the 104 level.

24 credits of free electives.

Core Curriculum (33 credits)

ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric

3

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 102

Nature of Mathematics

3

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Core Elective

3

Humanities

Humanities Core Electives

6

Natural Sciences

Natural Science Core Electives

6

Social Sciences

Social Science Core Electives

6

CAPS 390

Capstone Seminar

3

9 credits of liberal arts electives.

B.S. in English: Literature


The B.S. in English has the same requirements as those for a B.A. in English, but without the modern language requirement, leaving a student with 36 credits of free electives.

Curriculum Requirements
B.A. in English: Creative Writing


12 credits from the following courses:

ENGL 201

Fiction Writing

3

ENGL 205

Poetry Writing

3

ENGL 217

Creative Nonfiction

3

ENGL 218

Autobiographical Writing

3

ENGL 219

Dramatic Writing

3

12 credits from the following courses:

ENGL 207

American Literature I

3

ENGL 208

American Literature II

3

ENGL 209

British Literature I

3

ENGL 210

British Literature II

3

ENGL 212

Masterpieces of World Literature

3

ENGL 305

Shakespeare

3

9 credits of literature courses at the 200 and 300 level. Students may substitute one 100-level course, ENGL 322 (Understanding English Grammar), ENGL 397 (Undergraduate Thesis), or ENGL 398 (Internship).

ENGL 308

Advanced Creative Writing

3

Demonstrated proficiency in a modern language other than English at the 104 level.

30 credits of free electives.

Core Curriculum (33 credits)

ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric

3

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 102

Nature of Mathematics

3

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Core Elective

3

Humanities

Humanities Core Electives

6

Natural Sciences

Natural Science Core Electives

6

Social Sciences

Social Science Core Electives

6

CAPS 390

Capstone Seminar

3

9 credits of liberal arts electives.

B.S. in English: Creative Writing


The same requirements as those for a B.A. in English: Creative Writing without the modern language requirement, leaving a student with 42 credits of free electives.

Suggested Schedule for a B.A. in English: Literature

Semester 1


ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric

3

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 102

Nature of Mathematics

3

ENGL

English Elective for Major

3

SOC SCI

Social Science Core Elective  

3

Semester 2


ENGL

English Elective for Major

3

HIST

American History for Major

3

NAT SCI

Natural Science Core Elective  

3

FA

Fine Arts Core Elective

3

 

Free Elective

3

Semester 3 


ENGL 207

American Literature I

3

ENGL

English Elective for Major

3

ML

Modern Language 101

3

HUM

Humanities Core Elective

3

SOC SCI

Social Science Core Elective  

3

Semester 4 


ENGL 210

British Literature II

3

HIST

English or World History Elective  

3

ML

Modern Language 102

3

HUM

Humanities Core Elective

3

NAT SCI

Natural Science Core Elective

3

Semester 5 


ENGL 208

American Literature II

3

ENGL

English Elective for Major

3

ML

Modern Language 103

3

 

Free Electives

6

Semester 6 


ENGL 209

British Literature I

3

ENGL 398

Internship

3

ENGL

English Elective for Major  

3

ML

Modern Language 104

3

 

Free Elective

3

Semester 7 


ENGL 212 or 305

World Literature or Shakespeare

3

CAPS 390

Capstone Seminar

3

ENGL 399

Independent Study (Reading for Thesis)  

3

 

Liberal Arts Elective

3

 

Free Elective

3

Semester 8 


ENGL 397

Senior Thesis

3

LA

Liberal Arts Electives

6
 

Free Electives

6

B.S. in English: Literature

The Bachelor of Science degree has the same requirements as those for a B.A. in English: Literature without the modern language requirement, leaving a student with 36 credits of free electives. Students may use these additional free electives to build a minor in programs such as Psychology, Human Services, Theatre Arts, Mass Communications, or other curricula that suit their interests and career plans.

Suggested Schedule for a B.A. in English: Creative Writing

Semester 1


ENGL 101

Composition & Rhetoric

3

FYS 101

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 102

The Nature of Mathematics

3

ENGL 201

Fiction Writing

3

SOC SCI

Social Science Core Elective   

3

Semester 2


ENGL

Literature Elective for Major

3

FA

Fine Arts Core Elective

3

HUM

Humanities Core Elective

3

NAT SCI

Natural Science Core Elective   

3

HIST

American or World History

3

Semester 3


ENGL 218

Autobiographical Writing

3

ENGL 207 or 208

American Literature I or II

3

ML

Modern Language 101

3

NAT SCI

Natural Science Core Elective  

3

SOC SCI

Social Science Core Elective

3

Semester 4


ENGL 205

Poetry Writing

3

ENGL 209 or 210

British Literature I or II

3

ML

Modern Language 102

3

HUM

Humanities Core Elective   

3

 

Free Elective

3

Semester 5


ENGL 212

World Masterpieces of Literature   

3

ENGL

Literature Elective for Major

3

ML 

Modern Language 103

3

ENGL 219

Dramatic Writing

3

 

Free Elective

3

Semester 6


ENGL 305

Shakespeare

3

ENGL 217

Creative Nonfiction   

3

ENGL

Literature Elective for Major   

3

ML

Modern Language 104

3

HIST

American or World History

3

Semester 7


ENGL

Literature Elective for Major  

3

CAPS 390

Capstone Seminar

3

LA

Liberal Arts Elective

3

 

Fee Electives

6

Semester 8


ENGL 308

Advanced Creative Writing    

3

LA

Liberal Arts Electives

6

   

Free Electives

6

B.S. in English: Creative Writing

The Bachelor of Science degree has the same requirements as those for a B.A. in English: Creative Writing without the modern language requirement, leaving a student with 42 credits of free electives. Students may use these additional free electives to build a minor in programs such as Theatre Arts, Mass Communications, Business, Psychology or other curricula that suit their interests and career plans.