Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

General Education Requirements

(53 credits)

             College Competencies (24 credits)

                        ENWR1101   Academic Writing
                        ENWR1102   Academic Research & Writing
                        Speech/Professional Communication
                        Quantitative Analysis
                        Math or Technology or Statistics
                        Ethical and Moral Analysis
                        Scientific Analysis
            Liberal Arts Distribution  (21 credits)
                        Social and Behavioral Sciences
                        Art and Culture
                        ENGL2000   Literary Analysis
                        ENGL2203   British Literature I (or)
                        ENGL2204   British Literature II
            University Requirements (8 credits)
                        UNIV1001   Transitioning to University Life
                        UNIV1002   Preparing for Professional Life
                        UNIV2001   Cross-cultural Perspectives 
                        UNIV2002   Global Issues


Major Requirements

(30 credits)

             Required Major Courses (12 credits)

                        ENGL3369   American Literature I (or)
                        ENGL3370   American Literature II
                        ENGL3357   Shakespeare I(or)
                        ENGL3358   Shakespeare II
                        1Global/World Literature Class
                        2Pre-1800 Literature Class




(15 credits)

Free Electives

(22 credits)


(120 credits)

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Up to 6 credits from the major and 6 credits from the minor may be applied toward the General Education requirements.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION:  This requirement consists of six credits in English Composition (ENWR1101 and ENWR1102) and six credits of writing intensive courses within the major.

SPEECH/PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with public speaking and oral presentations, typically a course in Speech.

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS:  Accuplacer will place students in the appropriate class level. Students will take MATH 1101, 1105, 1107, or 1201 to satisfy this requirement; upper level MATH-prefix courses may be substituted with prior approval from Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences & Engineering.

MATH, TECHNOLOGY or STATISTICS:  Students will take 3 credits of an upper level math course at a level higher than the course fulfilled in Quantitative Analysis:  either MATH 1105, 1107, 1201, 2202, 2243, or 2337, or one of the following courses:  ENGR 1301, ENGR 2286, ENGR 3000, CENG 1205/EGTC1205, CENG 1245/EGTC 1245, EGTC 3261, EGTM 2230, EGTM 2232, CSCI 1105, CSCI 1201, any CSCI courses above 1201, any INFO prefix, or PSYC 2201.  Students must fulfill any applicable prerequisites for a course before taking it. In addition, they can take either MATH2337 or PSYC2201, but not both in their course of study since MATH2337 and PSYC2201 cover many similar topics.

ETHICAL AND MORAL ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a three-credit course that is substantially concerned with ethical theories and questions. Choose course from PHIL, RELI, a course that has “ethics” in its title, or a course designated as meeting the requirement within a major program.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS:  Requirements consist of a minimum of six credits of laboratory science from BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, MBIO, or PHYS.

LANGUAGE:  If a student is beginning a new language, Elementary II (1102) is required to fulfill the 3 credit language requirement. If the student is taking a language previously studied, successful completion of Intermediate I (2103) fulfills the requirement. The student taking a previously studied language must take the placement test. If the placement score is above the Intermediate I level, the student is excused from the language requirement and will need to replace those 3 language credits with a free elective.

ARTS AND CULTURE:  Take six credits of coursework in DAN, MUSIC, THEA, LANG, or any advisor approved Foreign Language, or ART1141, ART1142, ART1144, ART1151, ART1153, ART1157, ART1158, ART1159, ART1161, ART1167, ART1169, ART1181, ART1187, ART1189, ART1832, ART1841, COMM2104, COMM2210, COMM2415, COMM2103, COMM2743, COMM2745, or EPS 1201.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  Take six credits of coursework in COMM, CRIM, POLS, PSYC, or SOCI. Courses may be within the same discipline or different disciplines, but either way at least one course must be at the 2000 level or above.

HUMANITIES:  This requirement will be satisfied by the required major courses ENGL2000 and either ENGL 2203 or 2204.

GLOBAL/WORLD LITERATURE: 3 credits to be taken from the following list:

ENGL2201 Masterpieces of World Lit I
ENGL2202 Masterpieces of World Lit II
ENGL3384 Postcolonial Literature

ENGL3389 The Global Novel
ENGL3392 International Literature
ENGL3387 Special Topics in World Literature

PRE-1800 LITERATURE CLASS: 3 credits to be taken from the following:

ENGL3351 Medieval Literature
ENGL3353 Chaucer
ENGL3361 Milton
ENGL3363 18th Century Literature I

ENGL3364 18th Century Literature II 
ENGL3355 Renaissance Literature
ENGL3359 17th Century Literature

MAJOR ELECTIVE CLASSES: (18 credits): Any course ENGL 1103 or higher