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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.

     

    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.