The English major requires 36 hours of work within the major and an additional 12 hours of a single foreign language. 21 of the hours within the major must be taken at the upper division. Only those courses in which a grade of C or better has been earned may count toward the 36 hours required for the B.A. and the foreign language requirement. No 1000-level courses count toward the B.A.
Specific courses that fulfill the Expanding the Canon requirements will be identified each semester. They will focus on global/ postcolonial texts or texts of diversity (e.g. Native American, African-American, and Latinx literatures; feminist or queer theory, disability studies). Additional courses that may fulfill the Historical Period requirements beyond those listed below will also be identified each semester.
Most 2000-level courses require the completion of the COM1 requirement. Normally, 3000-level courses have the COM1, ENGL 2025 , and one 2000-level “broad historical sweep” course (one of ENGL 2410 , ENGL 2425 , ENGL 2430 , ENGL 2435 , ENGL 2340 , ENGL 2350 , ENGL 2360 ) as prerequisites, and 4000-level courses have 6 hours of 2000-level English courses as prerequisites. Students without certain prerequisites should consult the English department for permission to enroll.