The English Major

General Education Requirements:  83 hours

  • OREN 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 - Credit Hours

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    

OREN 101

  1 

 OREN 100 

   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.