English

The Bachelor of Arts in English curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills through its advanced grammar, British, American, and World literature, and humanities course requirements. The program is designed to provide students with flexibility in selecting electives that correspond to their career aspirations.

English students have the option of concentrating in Creative Writing (ENCW), Film Studies (ENFS), Literary Studies (ENLS), or Writing and Rhetoric (ENWR).

Creative Writing Concentration (ENCW) – 18 hours required

The ENCW major is designed for students who want to discover and develop their creative writings. Courses focus on fiction writing and poetic styles while helping students prepare their work for publication.

ENGL 266 (3) ENGL 311 (3) ENGL 430 (The Writer’s Workshop (3)
ENGL 265 (3) (Introduction to Creative Writing) ENGL 312 (3) ENGL 361, 463, or an additional 3 hrs. of ENGL 430 (The Writer’s Workshop) (3)

 

Film Studies Concentration (ENFS) – 18 hours required.

The Film Studies Concentration Courses have an 18 hour requirement to be chosen from the following courses.

ENGL 240 (3) ENGL 440* (3)
ENGL  340* (3) ENGL  441* (3)
ENGL 341* (3)

*These courses may be repeated for up to six (6) credit hours when content differs.

 

Literary Studies Concentration (ENLS) – 18 hours required.

The ENLS is the “classic” English major. Courses are offered in American, British, and World literature. Students must take at least one course from each of the following four columns. At least 12 of the 18 hours must be at the 300-level or above. ENGL 315, 316, 321, and 322 are required courses for all English majors and do not count toward the Literary Studies Concentration.

ENGL 307 (3) ENGL 455 (3) ENGL 361 (3) ENGL 255 (3)
ENGL  451 (3) ENGL  460 (3) ENGL 363 (3) ENGL 256 (3)
ENGL 482 (3) ENGL  471 (3) ENGL 332 (3)
ENGL 361 (3)
ENGL 463 (3)

 

Writing and Rhetoric  Concentration (ENWR) – 18 hours required.

The ENWR major (previously the Technical Writing concentration) helps students prepare for the fastest growing sector of English studies–Rhetoric and Composition studies. Courses are offered in the History of Rhetoric, Current Trends in Rhetoric and Composition, and the Teaching of Writing. These courses provides students with workforce training and prepares them for graduate study in English.

 3 Hours Required from any of the following: 15 Hours Required from any of the following:
ENGL 264 (3) ENGL  365 (3)
ENGL 310 (3) ENGL 432 (3)
ENGL 468 (3) ENGL 465 (3)
ENGL 493 (3) ENGL 467 (3)
ENGL 469 (3)
ENGL 491 (3)
ENGL 496 (3)
ENGL 497 (3)
ENGL 498 (3)

 

Creative Writing Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in English

REQUIRED Six (6) Hours Required from any of the following: Six (6) Hours Required from any 300 level or above English literature or film electives
ENGL  265 (3) ENGL  309 (3)
ENGL 430 (3) ENGL  311 (3)
 ENGL 312

 

English Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in English

REQUIRED – Nine Hours (9) Nine (9) Hours Required from any 300 level or above English electives
ENGL  220 (3)
*ENGL 315 (3) and ENGL 316 (3)
 *ENGL 321 (3) and ENGL 322 (3)

*Choice made be made from any combination of those starred classes listed to complete this requirement.

 

Film Studies Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in English

REQUIRED
*ENGL  240 (3)
ENGL 340 (3)
ENGL 341 (3)
ENGL 440 (3)
ENGL 441 (3)

*ENGL 240 is only to be taken once, all other course offerings may be taken twice when topic changes.

 

French Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in French

REQUIRED Six (6) Hours Required from any 300 level or above French electives
FREN 101 (3)
FREN 102 (3)
FREN 201 (3)
FREN 202 (3)

 

Literary Studies Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in English

REQUIRED Nine (9) Hours Required from any English literature electives.  Of these nine hours, six (6) hours must be from 300 level literature courses or above
ENGL  220 (3)
*ENGL 315 (3) and ENGL 316 (3)
 *ENGL 321 (3) and ENGL 322 (3)

 

Professional Writing Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in English

REQUIRED Three (3) Hours Required from any of the following: Twelve (12)  Hours Required from any of the following:
ENGL  220 (3) ENGL  264 (3) ENGL 365 (3)
ENGL 266 (3) ENGL 432 (3)
ENGL 310 (3) ENGL 465 (3)
ENGL 468 (3) ENGL 467 (3)
ENGL 493 (3) ENGL 496 (3)
ENGL 497 (3)
ENGL 498 (3)

 

Spanish Minor

Minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Spanish

REQUIRED Six (6) Hours Required from any 300 level or above Spanish electives
SPAN 101 (3)
SPAN 102 (3)
SPAN 201 (3)
SPAN 202 (3)