Literature Option offers a collaborative learning experience through the reading
and discussion of ground-breaking books. Seminars focus on the meaning of these
works for past readers and the experience of reading together in our own
contemporary moment. Minors are invited to cluster their courses around a
theme of their interest so as to make creative connections between the works
they read intensively and their own evolving life stories.
Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements, including composition courses, which do not apply toward major requirements.
Advanced Standing: CLEP
credit will not count toward the English Major or the English Writing Major. Such credit is awarded at the 1000 level and may apply toward the college writing requirement (ENGL 1020) or counted as general electives. Check with CLAS Advising
Minors: The English Department also offers a minor in Literature, Writing, Creative Writing and Film Studies. Courses counted in a minor cannot be counted toward the major.
Honors Program: Latin Honors may be earned by participating in the department's Honors Program. You are encouraged to begin the program in your junior year. The program requires additional coursework and affords you the opportunity to work individually with the professor of your choice. Handouts are available in the English office.
Internships are also available to students who have completed over 60 credit hours. For information, contact the Career Center
at 556-2250 in the Tivoli, Suite 267. Internships count as upper-division electives.
Students interested in teaching in secondary schools may complete their teaching certification along with completing the IPTE English major for teachers. Students must
be advised by the IPTE advisor
Course Requirements: 39 credit hours
I. Required Courses: 9 Credit Hours
II. Area Requirements: 18 Credit Hours
Choose one course in each area. No course is repeatable
A. Historical Survey
B. Old English, Medieval Language and Literature
C. Renaissance, Restoration & 18th Century British Literature
D. Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature
E. American Literature
F. Modern & Contemporary Literature
III. Required Electives: 12 credit hours
Choose 3 courses:
Students may take additional courses, but the total applied toward the major may not exceed 48 hours (any level).