Department of English

English Major Requirements


2018-2020 and 2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalogs

Thirty-three semester hours of English, including at least twenty-one semester hours of upper- division coursework consisting of the following:

Area 1:  English 314J, 314L, or 314V
Area 2:  English 316K, 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P
Area 3:  A diverse perspectives course
Area 4:  A course in literature or language from 1940 to the present
Area 5:  An upper-division course in literature or language from 1830 to 1940
Area 6:  An upper-division course in literature or language from 1630-1830
Area 7:  An upper-division course in literature or language prior to 1630
Area 8:  An upper-division single- or dual-author course
Areas 9/10/11:  Nine additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in English

2014-2016 and 2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalogs

Thirty-three semester hours of English, including at least twenty-four semester hours of upper- division coursework consisting of the following:

Area A:  English 314J, 314L, or 314V
Area B:  English 316K, 316L, 316M, 316N, or 316P
Area D:  An upper-division course in literature or language prior to 1630
Area E:  An upper-division course in literature or language from 1630 to 1830
Area F:  An upper-division course in literature or language from 1830 to 1940
Area G:  An upper-division diverse perspectives course
Area H:  An upper-division single- or dual-author course
Area I:  An upper-division research seminar
Areas C/J/K:  Nine additional semester hours of coursework in English, including at least six semester hours of upper-division coursework

A list of applicable courses for each area is available here.

The student must make a grade of at least C- in each course counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted toward the major is also required.

Students are discouraged from taking more than six hours of coursework in English in a semester. No student may take more than nine hours of coursework in English in a semester.