Jul 01, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, B.A.

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in English are as follows:

Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours

(See Academic Foundations and Core Curriculum - 42 semester hours )


Additional General

Students must choose 6 hours of sophomore literature in the Bachelor of Arts  requirement above, as well as complete the foreign language requirement.

Students must have at least a C average in all lower-level English courses.

Major - 31 semester hours

31 semester hours including 16 hour English core and 15 hour concentration (exclusive of ENGL 0043 , ENGL 1113 , ENGL 1123 , and ENGL 1143 )

English Core - 16 semester hours

English electives - 3 hours

Three advanced hours. (See course listing in the English Department .)

Capstone - 1 hour

English Major Concentration

Select one of the following two concentrations:  Literature or Writing

Three period courses - 9 hours

(See English Department Course Emphases .)

  • Three hours from either Early (pre-18th century) or Middle (18th-19th century)
  • Three hours from Late (20th-21st century)
  • Three hours from any period (Early, Middle, or Late)
Writing Concentration - 15 semester hours (12 advanced)

12 hours from Writing or Language and Linguistic courses

(See English Department Course Emphases .)


Minor is to be selected by the student and approved by the chair of the department involved.  The English minor is designed for all students including those who have selected major fields of study in other disciplines.  English majors with a Literature Concentration may elect to minor in English: Writing Emphasis.  English majors with a Writing Concentration may elect to minor in English: Literature Emphasis.