Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

English, BA Major in


Students majoring in English select a concentration, either in Literatures in English, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Creative Writing and Literature, or Publishing Studies. Students who choose the Literatures in English concentration take a wide variety of courses in literature, organized around issues, authors, genres, or historical periods. Students who choose the Creative Writing and Literature concentration divide their course work between literature courses and workshops in writing prose, poetry, drama, essays, screenplays, and children’s literature. Students who choose the Publishing Studies concentration divide their course work between literature courses and courses in which they study the history and practice of publishing and the skills and techniques that are essential in the publishing industry.  Students who choose the Children’s and Young Adult Literature concentration complete course work in literature, creative writing, publishing studies, and psychology to develop the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to the field of children’s literature as writers, critics, and/or editors. 

Program Requirements


124 semester hours of course work, including at least 94 semester hours in liberal arts courses.

The requirements of these four areas of concentration are listed below.

Literatures in English - Semester Hours: 39


1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 6


3. Junior/Senior Seminar - Semester Hours: 3


Majors must take ENGL 194 in their junior or senior year.

5. Pre-1900 Electives - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from the following:

6. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 12


For the 12 s.h. of required major electives, students may select from 100-level ENGL or PUBL courses.

Children’s and Young Adult Literature - Semester Hours: 39


1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 6


2. Constructing Literature - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from:

3. Creative Writing - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from:

4. Publishing Studies - Semester Hours: 3


5. Literature, Childhood, and Adolescence - Semester Hours: 6


6. Psychological and Educational Contexts - Semester Hours: 3


7. Electives - Semester Hours: 15


15 semester hours chosen from CRWR, ENGL or PUBL courses  taken under advisement. 

Alternatively, students may elect to take 12 s. h. of CRWR or ENGL courses, selected under advisement, and one of the following courses offered in other departments (3 s. h.):

Creative Writing and Literature - Semester Hours: 39


39 semester hours in creative writing and literature, chosen under advisement, including:

1. Basic Creative Writing Workshops - Semester Hours: 6


6 semester hours chosen from the following:

2. Advanced Creative Writing Workshops - Semester Hours: 6


6 semester hours in advanced creative writing workshops, chosen from the following:

3. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from: 

4. Literary Foundations - Semester Hours: 3


Chosen from:

5. Course in Pre-1900 Literature – Semester Hours: 3


Select from the list below at least 3 semester hours of 100-level ENGL literature courses dealing with literature written before 1900. 

6. Advanced Literature Electives - Semester Hours: 9


9 s.h. of 100-level ENGL courses selected from the list below, exclusive of ENGL 170-179A and ENGL 191.

7. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 9


9 s.h. in additional literature, advanced creative writing, and publishing courses (ENGL, CRWR, PUBL) selected from the list below. Up to 6 s.h. may be taken in DRAM 173, 174, 175, or 176, or in certain linguistics or literature courses offered by other departments, chosen under departmental advisement.

Publishing Studies and Literature - Semester Hours: 39


39 semester hours in publishing, literature, or creative writing, including:
 

1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 3


3. Publishing Fundamentals - Semester Hours: 12


4. Publishing Skills: Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 s.h. chosen from:

5. Publishing Fields: Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 s.h. chosen from:

6. Practicum - Semester Hours: 3


7. Literature Electives - Semester Hours: 6


6 semester hours of 100-level literature courses, chosen from the following under advisement:
 

8. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 6


6 semester hours of electives in any other creative writing, literature, or publishing studies courses, chosen from the following:
 

Recommended courses outside the English major:


Complete BA Requirements


BA Requirements  in HCLAS.