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Majors

Literature


Literature

Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences core curriculum requirements, including composition courses, which do not apply toward major requirements.

Course Requirements: 39 credit hours

Required courses: Nine Credit Hours

  • ENGL 2450, Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 3001, Critical Writing
  • ENGL 4999, Literary St Senior Seminar (Seniors only)

Area Requirements: 18 credit hours

Choose one course in each area. No course is repeatable.

A. Historical Survey
  • ENGL 4080, History of the English Language
  • ENGL 4166, History of American Poetry
  • ENGL 4200, History of the English Novel I
  • ENGL 4210, History of the English Novel II
  • ENGL 4230, The American Novel
  • ENGL 4236, The American Short Story
  • ENGL 4300, History of British Drama
  • ENGL 4320, History of Poetry in English
  • ENGL 4350, History of American Drama
B. Old English, Medieval Language and Literature
  • ENGL 4400, Old English I
  • ENGL 4500, Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 4510, Medieval Women
  • ENGL 4730, Chaucer
C. Renaissance, Restoration & 18th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 3661, Shakespeare
  • ENGL 4520, English Renaissance
  • ENGL 4530, Milton
  • ENGL 4540, Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
D. Eighteenth & Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • ENGL 4200, History of the English Novel I
  • ENGL 4210, History of the English Novel II
  • ENGL 4560, English Romanticism
  • ENGL 4580, The Victorian Age
E. American Literature
  • ENGL 3700, American Literature to the Civil War
  • ENGL 3750, American Literature/After the Civil War
  • ENGL 4166, History of American Poetry
  • ENGL 4230 The American Novel
  • ENGL 4236, The American Short Story
  • ENGL 4350, History of American Drama
F. Modern & Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3450, Twentieth-Century Woman Writers
  • ENGL 3480, Modern Drama
  • ENGL 4250, Twentieth Century Fiction
  • ENGL 4460, Contemporary World Literature
  • ENGL 4600, Modernism

III. Required Electives: 12 credit hours

Two English courses, any level

Two English courses, 3000 or 4000 level

Students may take additional courses, but the total applied toward the major may not to exceed 48 hours (any level).