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  • English Program Requirements

    Degree programs offered by the College of Liberal Arts and its departments share a common core of courses. Students in these programs must complete the Basic Curriculum, and the major curriculum listed below.

  • I. Written Composition: 6 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 101. Written English I (3)
    • EH 102. Written English II (3)
      OR
    • EH 103. Honors English I (3)
    • EH 104. Honors English II (3)
    II. Humanities and Fine Arts: 15 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
      AND
    • SP 102. Introductory Spanish II (3) (or higher)
      OR
    • FR 102. Introductory French II (3) (or higher)
      OR
      Choose one of the following:
    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
    • EH 222. British Literature II (3)
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
    • EH 232. American Literature II (3)
    • EH 213. Honors Literature I (3)
    • EH 214. Honors Literature II (3)
      AND
    • PL 100. An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3)

    Note(s):  Students majoring in English and English Language Arts must complete this requirement with a literature sequence.

    B. Three semester hours from the following:

    • SH 100. Principles of Public Speaking (3)
    • SH 150. Professional Speaking (3)

    C. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AT 100. Introduction to Art (3)
    • TH 100. Introduction to Theatre (3)
    • MU 100. Introduction to Music (3)
      OR
      For Honors students, one of the three courses listed above AND
    • HR 100. Honors Forum (1) 
    • HR 200. Honors Special Topics: Interdisciplinary (2)
    III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 15 hours

    A. Four semester hours from the following:

    • BY 101. Introductory Biology I (4)
    • BY 103. Honors Biology (4)

    B. Four semester hours from the following:

    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    C. Four semester hours from the following not already completed from Section B:

    • BY 102. Introductory Biology II (4)
    • BY 231. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • CH 101. Introductory General Chemistry (4)
    • CH 111. General Chemistry I (4)
    • EN 100. Introduction to Environmental Sciences (4)
    • ES 100. Introduction to Geology (4)
    • PH 101. Introduction to Physical Sciences (4)
    • PH 190. Astronomy (4)
    • PH 201. College Physics I (4)

    D. Three semester hours from the following:

    • MH 105. Finite Mathematics (3)
    • MH 113. Precalculus Algebra (3) 

     Note(s):  * MH 113 required for Psychology and Sociology: Traditional Track majors

    IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences: 12 hours

    A. Six semester hours from one of the following sequences:

    • HY 101. History of Western Civilization I (3)
    • HY 102. History of Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 103. Honors Western Civilization (3)
    • HY 104. Honors Western Civilization II (3)
      OR
    • HY 211. American History I (3)
    • HY 212. American History II (3)

    B. Six semester hours from the following:

    • AN 100. Introduction to Anthropology (3)
    • EC 201. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • EC 202. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • PS 110. American Government (3)
    • PY 100. General Psychology (3)
    • SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3)
      OR
    • SY 110. Social Problems (3)

     Note(s):  General Social Science certification students must take PY 100. General Psychology (3), and SY 100. Principles of Sociology (3).

    V. UWA Experience: 2 hours

    A. Two semester hours from the following:

    • UWA 101. Freshman Seminar (2)
  • English Program Requirements

    Major Requirements: 36 hours

    • EH 301. Advanced Composition (3)
    • EH 302. Introduction to Research (3)
    • EH 422. Shakespeare (3)

    At least one of the following sequences: 6 hours

    • EH 221. British Literature I (3)
      EH 222. British Literature II (3)
      OR
    • EH 231. American Literature I (3)
      EH 232. American Literature II (3)

    Note(s):  Basic Curriculum requirements call for one of the sequences; here the student should take the other sequence.

    At least one of the following 400-level courses in British Literature before 1800: 3 hours

    • EH 421. Chaucer and Selected Medieval Literature (3)
    • EH 423. English Literature of the Seventeenth Century (3)
    • EH 424. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3)
    • EH 426. The English Novel (3)

    At least two of the following 400-level courses in British Literature after 1800: 6 hours

    • EH 410. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
    • EH 425. Nineteenth-Century English Poetry (3)
    • EH 426. The English Novel (3)
    • EH 450. Contemporary Fiction (3)
    • EH 498. Selected Topics in English (1-3)

    At least two of the following 400-level courses in American Literature: 6 hours

    • EH 410. Twentieth-Century Poetry (3)
    • EH 436. The American Novel (3)
    • EH 450. Contemporary Fiction (3)
    • EH 498. Selected Topics in English (1-3)

    Note(s):  The creative writing courses, EH 370, EH 379, and EH 470 may be used for one of the requirements.

    At least one of the following: 3 hours

    • EH 310. Popular Culture (3)
    • EH 311. Women’s Literature (3)
    • EH 330. African-American Literature (3)
    • EH 335. Southern Literature (3)

    At least one of the following: 3 hours

    • EH 440. Literary Criticism (3)
    • EH 460. Advanced Grammar and Linguistics (3)

    Note(s):

    • At least twelve hours of a foreign language and a survey course in English history are also suggested for English majors, especially those intending to enter graduate school.
    • The total number of hours in EH 370, EH 470, and EH 379 that an English major or minor may use in meeting major or minor requirements is limited to four.
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