Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED 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: Total Semester Hours: 124


94 semester hours in liberal arts courses.

Students may not count more than 45 semester hours in English (ENGL) and creative writing (CRWR) courses toward the 124 credits for the BA. Coursework for the English major may also simultaneously complete literature (LT), creative participation (CP), and cross-cultural (CC) distribution requirements for the BA degree.  

Major Requirements: Semester Hours: 39


English majors take 15 semester hours as follows and complete a 24 sh concentration. 

1. Literary Analysis - Semester Hours: 6


Students must select at least 6 s.h. from the following:

2. Literary Foundations - Semester Hours: 3


Choose 3 s.h. from the following:

3. Literature Electives - Semester Hours: 6


At least 6 s.h. in 100-level literature courses. Chosen from ENGL 100-199, exclusive of ENGL 170-179A and 191.

4. Completion of a Concentration - Semester Hours: 24


Choose from: 

  1. Literatures in English
  2. Creative Writing and Literature
  3. Publishing Studies and Literature
  4. Children’s and Young Adult Literature 

Concentrations:


A. Literatures in English - Semester Hours: 24


1. An additional two courses in Literary Foundations - Semester Hours: 6


2. Junior/Senior Seminar - Semester Hours: 3


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

3. Pre-1800 Electives - Semester Hours: 6


At least 6 semester hours of ENGL courses dealing with literature written before 1800 selected from the list below.

5. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 6


At least 6 semester hours of creative writing, literature, or publishing electives are chosen from any CRWR, ENGL, and PUBL courses. Up to 6 s.h. may be taken in CLL 191, 195, 199 or DRAM 173, 174, 175, or 176, or in literature or linguistics courses offered by other departments, chosen under advisement.

B. Creative Writing and Literature - Semester Hours: 24


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


At least 3 semester hours of ENGL literature courses dealing with literature written before 1900 selected from the list below. 

4. Advanced Literature Elective - Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 additional semester hours in 100-level literature courses. Chosen from ENGL 100-199, exclusive of ENGL 170-179A and 191.

5. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 6


At least 6 semester hours of creative writing, literature, or publishing electives are chosen from any CRWR, ENGL, and PUBL courses. Up to 6 s.h. may be taken in CLL 191, 195, 199 or DRAM 173, 174, 175, or 176, or in literature or linguistics courses offered by other departments, chosen under advisement.

C. Publishing Studies and Literature - Semester Hours: 24


1. Publishing Fundamentals - Semester Hours: 12


12 semester hours of required courses as follows:

2. Publishing Skills: Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 s.h. chosen from:

3. Publishing Fields: Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 s.h. chosen from:

4. Practicum - Semester Hours: 3


5. Major Elective - Semester Hours: 3


At least 3 semester hours of creative writing, literature, or publishing electives in any CRWR, ENGL, or PUBL courses. 

Recommended courses outside the English major:  

D. Children’s and Young Adult Literature - Semester Hours: 24


1. Creative Writing - Semester Hours: 3


3 s.h. chosen from the following:

2. Publishing Studies - Semester Hours: 3


3 s.h. chosen from the following:

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


6 s.h. chosen from the following:

4. Psychological and Educational Contexts - Semester Hours: 3 - 6


At least 3 semester hours chosen from:

5. Major Electives - Semester Hours: 6 - 9


At least 6 semester hours of creative writing, literature, or publishing electives are chosen from any CRWR, ENGL, or PUBL courses. 

Complete BA Requirements


BA Requirements  in HCLAS.