Requirements for the Major:
A minimum of 39 credit hours, at least 27 of which must be from courses at the 300/400 level, including ENGL 316, ENGL 317, and ENGL 498. An internship is required as part of the 39-credit hour major. (ENGL 101 and ENGL 104 may not be counted toward the major.)
For the other courses, studies may range widely in the literatures of America, England, the Continent and non-Western cultures. These courses aim to enrich the student’s understanding of various literary, artistic, and historical traditions and their contemporary expressions. Because these courses include discussion and the writing of essays, English majors enhance their skills in communication, critical thinking, research, and analysis. The English faculty strongly recommend that the English major select at least one upper division writing course.
OPTIONAL TRACKS: In their 39 credit hours for the major, English majors have the option of including 9 credits from one of the following interdisciplinary tracks for a secondary concentration in the English major: Narrative Arts, Fantasy & Science Fiction, or Video Literacy. For example, a student may graduate with a major in English and a concentration in Narrative Arts.
A minor is required for a B.A. in English.