Major Requirements

Requirements for the Literature Concentration (36 semester hours)

Gateway Courses
ENG-240Methods of Literary Analysis3
ENG-250Literary History I3
ENG-251Literary History II*3
Literature I Courses
Two courses from the following:
6
ENG-331Medieval Literature 
ENG-33316th-Century Literature 
ENG-33517th-Century Literature 
ENG-340Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
ENG-345Romantic Literature, 1780–1830 
ENG-411History of the English Language* 
Literature II Courses
Two courses from the following:
6
ENG-346Victorian Literature, 1830–1900 
ENG-34720th-Century British Literature 
ENG-348Contemporary British Literature 
ENG-35119th-Century American Literature 
ENG-35220th-Century American Literature 
ENG-353Contemporary American Literature 
Genre/Writing Courses
Two courses from the following:
6
ENG-206Introduction to Creative Writing 
EMG-303Creative Writing: Poetry 
ENG-304Creative Writing: Fiction 
ENG-305Creative Writing: Nonfiction 
ENG-311Creative Writing: Playwriting 
ENG-315Topics in Specialized Writing 
ENG-316Theories of Writing and Tutoring 
ENG-317Electronic Writer’s Workshop 
ENG-321Workplace Writing: Business and Professional Contexts 
ENG-322Workplace Writing: Grant Proposals, Fundraising and Development 
ENG-323Workplace Writing: Reviewing and Publishing 
ENG-324Workplace Writing: Online Contexts 
ENG-336Grammar and Style 
ENG-362The Novel 
ENG-363The Drama 
ENG-364The Poem 
ENG-365Short Fiction 
ENG-381Studies in Film Genre 
ENG-384Film Adaptation 
ENG-405Advanced Prose Style 
Seminar I Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-425Seminar in Shakespeare 
ENG-435Seminar in Milton 
ENG-455Seminar in Chaucer 
Seminar II Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-441Seminar in American Literature 
ENG-443Seminar in Literary Modernism 
ENG-445Seminar in Black and Multi-Ethnic Literature* 
ENG-447Global Literature* 
 One additional course at the 300-level or above
3

*Secondary education and English double majors are advised to select ENG-411, ENG- 445, and ENG-447.

 

Requirements for the Writing Concentration (36 semester hours)

Gateway Courses
ENG-206Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENG-240Methods of Literary Analysis3
ENG-250Literary History I3
ENG-251Literary History II3
Literature I Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-331Medieval Literature 
ENG-33316th-Century Literature 
ENG-33517th-Century Literature 
ENG-340Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
ENG-345Romantic Literature, 1780–1830 
Literature II Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-346Victorian Literature, 1830–1900 
ENG-34720th-Century British Literature 
ENG-348Contemporary British Literature 
ENG-35119th-Century American Literature 
ENG-35220th-Century American Literature 
ENG-353Contemporary American Literature 
Genre/Seminar Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-362The Novel 
ENG-363The Drama 
ENG-364The Poem 
ENG-365Short Fiction 
ENG-381Studies in Film Genre 
ENG-384Film Adaptation 
ENG-411History of the English Language* 
ENG-425Seminar in Shakespeare 
ENG-435Seminar in Milton 
ENG-441Seminar in American Literature 
ENG-443Seminar in Literary Modernism 
ENG-445Seminar in Black and Multi-Ethnic Literature* 
ENG-447Global Literature* 
ENG-455Seminar in Chaucer 
Five courses from any of the following groups:
15
Creative Writing
ENG-303Creative Writing: Poetry 
ENG-304Creative Writing: Fiction 
ENG-305Creative Writing: Nonfiction 
ENG-311Creative Writing: Playwriting 
ENG-312Creative Writing: Screenwriting 
ENG-400Advanced Creative Writing 
Specialized Writing and Rhetoric
ENG-315Topics in Specialized Writing 
ENG-316Theories of Writing and Tutoring 
ENG-336Grammar and Style 
ENG-405Advanced Prose Style 
Workplace Writing
ENG-317Electronic Writer’s Workshop 
ENG-321Workplace Writing: Business and Professional Contexts 
ENG-322Workplace Writing: Grant Proposals, Fundraising and Development 
ENG-323Workplace Writing: Reviewing and Publishing 
ENG-324Workplace Writing: Online Contexts 
ENG-407Advanced Workplace Writing 
ENG-491Internship in Writing and Publishing 

*Secondary education and English double majors are advised to select ENG-411, ENG- 445 and ENG-447.

 

Requirements for the Cinema Studies Concentration (36 semester hours)

Gateway Courses
ENG-250Literary History I3
ENG-251Literary History II3
ENG-284Language of Film Analysis3
Literature I Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-331Medieval Literature 
ENG-33316th-Century Literature 
ENG-33517th-Century Literature 
ENG-340Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
ENG-345Romantic Literature, 1780–1830 
ENG-411History of the English Language 
Literature II Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-346Victorian Literature, 1830–1900 
ENG-34720th-Century British Literature 
ENG-348Contemporary British Literature 
ENG-35119th-Century American Literature 
ENG-35220th-Century American Literature 
ENG-353Contemporary American Literature 
Genre/Writing Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-312Creative Writing: Screenwriting 
ENG-322Workplace Writing: Grant Proposals, Fundraising and Development 
ENG-323Workplace Writing: Reviewing and Publishing 
ENG-336Grammar and Style 
ENG-362The Novel 
ENG-363The Drama 
ENG-365Short Fiction 
ENG-381Studies in Film Genre 
ENG-384Film Adaptation 
Seminar Courses
One course from the following:
3
ENG-425Seminar in Shakespeare 
ENG-435Seminar in Milton 
ENG-441Seminar in American Literature 
ENG-443Seminar in Literary Modernism 
ENG-445Seminar in Black and Multi-Ethnic Literature 
ENG-447Global Literature 
ENG-455Seminar in Chaucer 
Cinema Studies Courses
Five courses from the following at least three of which must be ENG cinema courses:
15
AMS-214Special Topics in American Studies: The Films of Stanley Kubrick** 
AMS-214Special Topics in American Studies: New York Film Directors: Allen, Scorsese, Lee** 
AMS-214Special Topics in American Studies: Steven Speilberg in America** 
AMS-214Special Topics in American Studies: American Gothic** 
AMS-215Alfred Hitchcock in America 
COM-291Documentary Film and Video 
ENG-381Studies of Film Genre 
ENG-382Comparative Film Directors 
ENG-383Global Cinemas 
ENG-384Film Adaptation 
ENG-484Seminar in Cinema Studies 
FRE-422Cultural Expression in French Film and Television 
GER-307German Literature and Film (knowledge of German language required) 
GLS-310Ethnographic Film 

LAW-204

Law, Literature, and Film in America Women Lawyers in Film** 
MUS-309Film Music 
POL-306Political Film 
PSY-375Psychology and Film 
SPA-412Hispanic Theater and Film (knowledge of Spanish language required) 
SPA-426Latin-American/Latino Film and Fiction 

*Secondary Education and English Cinema Studies double majors are advised to select ENG-411, ENG-445, and ENG-447.

**Special Topics courses that may be approved by the Department of English to fulfill course requirements within the concenration.

 

Note: All declared English majors and minors must take the departmental gateway courses as prerequisites to upper-level major courses. The gateway courses should be taken in the sophomore year. All transfers into the major must take the gateway courses in the first two semesters after their transfer. (Transfer students may take the gateway courses concurrently with upper-level major courses.)

Majors and minors must receive a “C-” or above in each of the gateway courses to continue in the major. Those who receive a “C” or “C-” in any gateway course must meet with the English major advising committee to discuss their academic progress. Majors and minors who receive a “D” or below in any gateway course must repeat the course and meet with the English major advising committee. Gateway courses may be repeated only once in order to achieve a grade of “C-” or above. (The repeated course may be taken concurrently with other major courses.)


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