Choose TWO survey courses from ONE of the three sequences:

Survey of British Literature (ENG 204, 205, 206)

Survey of American Literature (ENG 253, 254)

Literatures of the World (ENG 210, 211, 212, 213, 214)

Pick TWO Literature Courses:

Survey of British Literature (ENG 204, 205, 206)

Survey of Amercan Literature (ENG 253, 254)

Literature of Western Civilization (ENG 207, 208)

Literatures of the World (ENG 210, 211, 212, 213)

Shakespeare (ENG 201, 202)

African-American Literatures (ENG 221)

Children's Literature (ENG 222)

Literature of American Minorities (ENG 260)

Pick ONE Pre-1800 Literature Course:

Survey of British Literature (ENG 204)

Literature of Western Civilization (ENG 207)

Shakespeare (ENG 201, 202)

ONE Library Skills Course:

Library Skills for Literary Studies (ENG 200)

6 Courses = 21 Credits of 200 Level Courses

Pick TWO Pre-1800 Literature Courses:

Studies in British Theater and Society (ENG 412)

The English Novel (ENG 417)

Studies in Medieval Literature (ENG 425)

Studies in Chaucer (ENG 426)

Studies in Early Modern Literature (ENG 429)

Studies in Seventeenth-Century Literature (ENG 430)

Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century (ENG 433)

Studies in Shakespeare (ENG 435)

History of the English Language (ENG 490)

Pick TWO Post-1800 Literature Courses:

The American Novel (ENG 317, 318, 319)

Studies in Page, Page and Screen (ENG 320)

Studies in Word, Object and Image (ENG 321)

Studies in Globalism, Text Text and Event (ENG 322)

The Holocaust in Literature and Film (ENG 330)

Native American Literature (ENG 360)

American Women Writers (ENG 362)

The Modern Short Story (ENG 374)

The English Novel (ENG 418, 419)

Studies in Romanticism (ENG 434)

Studies in Victorian Literature (ENG 436)

Studies in Modernism (ENG 438)

Studies in Modern Irish Literature (ENG 440)

Studies in Short Fiction (ENG 450)

Studies in Film (FILM 452)

Studies in American Literature, Culture, and the Environment (ENG 482)

Studies in American Literature (ENG 485) WIC

Writing, Literature, and Medicine (ENG 489)

Language, Technology, and Culture (ENG 495)


ONE Literary Criticism Course:

Introduction to Literary Criticism (ENG 345)


Pick any THREE 300/400 Level ENG and/or WR elective courses.


8 Courses = 32 Credits of 300/400 Level Courses

The following courses can meet the Pre/Post 1800 or elective requirement depending on course content assigned by the instructor:

Studies in British Prose/Drama/Poetry (ENG 311, 312, 313) WIC
Studies in Page, Page and Screen (ENG 320)
Studies in Word, Object and Image (ENG 321)
Studies in Globalism, Text Text and Event (ENG 322)
Selected Topics (ENG 399)
Research, Independent Study, Thesis, etc. (ENG 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407)
Power and Representation (ENG 416)
Studies in Non-Fiction (ENG 445) WIC
Major Authors (ENG 454)
Studies in Drama (ENG 460)
Studies in the Novel (ENG 465)
Studies in Poetry (ENG 470) WIC
Studies in Criticism (ENG 475)
Studies in Literature, Culture, and Society (ENG 480)
Studies in British Literature (ENG 486)
International Women's Voices (ENG 497)
Women and Literature (ENG 498)


Please Note:

  • Courses taken to satisfy major requirements may not be taken for an S/U grade.

  • Undergraduate English majors must attain proficiency in a foreign language, as certified by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, equivalent to that assumed at the end of the second-year language course.

  • At least ONE upper division course must be a Writing Intensive Course (WIC).
  • For a list of upper division ENG and WR courses that can be used as electives go to Course Descriptions.

  • For questions about course requirements and qualifying classes please contact Steve Kunert.