2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 17, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major, BA – Literature Concentration

The English major offers five concentrations: Creative Writing, Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, Technical Communication, and an Individualized Program. Honors programs are available for the Literature, Rhetoric and Writing, Technical Communication, and Individualized Program concentrations.

College Requirements

Arts and Sciences 


any two English courses at the 200-level

English Major

The major consists of 30 hours of 300- and 400-level coursework. Courses may not count in more than one category. Depending on the course content, Special Topics, Major Authors, Junior - Senior Honors Seminar, and any other course with variable content may be petitioned to count in a category where it is not listed.

Select one course from each area:

Literature Concentration


Select one English elective:

        any 300-400 level English course (preferably in a different English concentration)

Select one additional literature course:

Honors Concentration

For students who qualify, the English Department offers specially designed courses at all undergraduate levels. The first-year and second-year honors courses are enriched versions of regular sections in composition, and in American and British literatures. To be given honors in English on the transcript, a student must have achieved a 3.25 or better GPA, a 3.5 or better grade point in English courses, and the student must have completed 12 hours in honors courses in English at the 200-400 levels, including ENGL 398 - Junior-Senior Honors Seminar *, and ENGL 498 - Senior Honors Thesis . Any 300- or 400-level courses in English may be taken for honors credit through the Honors-by-Contract program with the permission of the instructor. Courses taken at the graduate level for undergraduate credit may be petitioned to count for honors credit in English. Depending on the topic, ENGL 398 * may be petitioned to count for one of the other English major requirements as well.