The English Major

General Education Requirements:  83 hours

  • UNIV 101/102, Foundations for College Success: 2 hours
  • Physical Education: 2 hours
  • Humanities: 19 hours (excluding the foreign language requirement)
  • Foreign Language Requirement: 12 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: 18 hours
  • Natural Sciences/Mathematics: 16 hours
  • Free Electives: 14 hours

Major Requirements: 42 hours  

Course Number

 Course Title

 Cr.

 ENGL 202

Advanced Composition for English Majors

  3 

 ENGL 205 or 206

World Literature

  3 

 ENGL 207

Survey of American Literature I 

  3

 ENGL 208

Survey of American Literature II 

  3

 ENGL 301

Survey of English Literature I 

  3 

 ENGL 302

Survey of English Literature II 

  3 

 ENGL 304

Shakespeare 

  3 

 ENGL 305

Modern English Grammar & Linguistics 

  3 

 ENGL 330 or 331

Black American Literature 

  3

 ENGL 400

Senior Seminar 

  3 

 ENGL 410

Literary Theory 

  3

 

One elective in a literary genre or period

  3

 

Two additional electives in English

  6

 

                                             TOTAL

 42


Grand Total for English Major: 125 hours 

Curriculum Sheet for the English Major

 

 

 

Freshman 
Year
 

 

 

1st semester 

 Cr. 

 

2nd Semester

 Cr.

 ENGL 101 English Composition I#

   3 

 

ENGL 102 English Composition II# 

  3 

 HIST 103 World Civilization

   3 

 

HIST 104 World Civilization 

  3 

 MATH 107 College Algebra & Trigonometry

   4 

 

PHED 

  1 

 PHED

   1    

 

UNIV 102 Foundations for College Success

  1 

 UNIV 101 Foundations for College Success

   1 

 

Foreign Language 102^ 

  3

 Foreign Language 101^

   3 

 

Natural Science CORE Elective 

  3

 Natural Science CORE Elective

   3 

 

CSCI CORE Elective 

  3

                                                          Total

  18 

 

                                                      Total

 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sophomore 
Year

 

 

 1st Semester

 Cr.

 

2nd Semester

 Cr.

 ENGL 202 Advanced Composition#

   3

 

ENGL 208 Survey of American Literature II# 

   3 

 ENGL 207 Survey of American Literature I#

   3

 

ENGL 302 Survey of English Literature II# 

   3

 ENGL 301 Survey of English Literature I#

   3

 

Foreign Language 202^ 

   3 

 Foreign Language 201^

   3

 

Social/Behavioral Science CORE Elective 

   3

 Social/Behavioral Science CORE Elective

   3 

 

Philosophy CORE Elective

   3

 FPAR or MUSC CORE Elective

   2

 

 

 

                                                         Total

  17 

 

                                                        Total

 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Junior 
Year

 

 

 1st Semester

  Cr.

 

2nd Semester

 Cr.

 ENGL 205 or 206 World Literature#

   3 

 

ENGL 304 Shakespeare# 

  3 

 ENGL 305 English Grammar & Linguistics#

   3

 

ENGL Genre or Period Elective# 

  3 

 ENGL 330 or 331 Black American Literature#

   3 

 

ENGL CORE Elective 

  3 

 Natural Science Elective

   3 

 

Humanities Elective 

  3

 Social/Behavioral Science Elective+

   3

 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective+ 

  3

                                                          Total

  15

 

                                                        Total

 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior 
Year

 

 

 1st semester

  Cr.

 

2nd Semester

 Cr.

 ENGL 410 Literary Theory#

   3

 

ENGL 400 Senior Seminar# 

  3 

 ENGL Elective#

   3 

 

Free Elective

  3

 ENGL Elective#

   3 

 

Free Elective 

  3

 Humanities Elective

   2

 

Free Elective 

  3

 Free Elective

   3

 

 

 

 Free Elective

   2

 

 

 

                                                          Total

  16

 

                                                        Total

 12

#A minimum grade of “C” is required in ENGL 101/102 and all major courses.
^Students must complete 12 hours in one foreign language.
+Six hours of the social/behavioral science electives must be in the same area.