Old Requirements for English Major (pre-2007)

Students who matriculated into the English major prior to 2007 and did not opt to update to the current major requirements will use the guidelines below.  Please consult with your major advisor for guidance.

Old Requirements for the English Major (39 credits)

(most courses carry 3 credits)

  • ENGL 295 – Introduction to Literary Studies
  • LING  101 – Introduction to Linguistics
  • Two upper-level English courses dealing with literature written before 1800

ENGL 309 – Chaucer and His Age

ENGL 310 – Courtly Tradition in Medieval Literature

ENGL 319 – Shakespeare: Early Plays

ENGL 320 – Shakespeare: Late Plays

ENGL 325a – Restoration and Early 18th Century Literature

ENGL 326b – Late 18th Century British Literature

ENGL 381 – Survey of British Literature

ENGL 411 – Shakespeare’s Competitors

ENGL 445 – Studies in English Literature to 1600

ENGL 447 — Studies in English Literature 1600-1800

ENGL 474 – Milton

Some special studies and seminars

  • One upper-level English course dealing principally with literature of historically marginalized people

ENGL 351 – African-American Literature

ENGL 360 – Literature of Resistance

ENGL 368 — African Literature

Some special studies (375/376) and seminars

  • One upper-level English course in American literature (cannot be the same course that satisfies the requirement for a course in the literature of historically marginalized people)

ENGL 334 – The American Novel to 1945

ENGL 355 – American Romanticism

ENGL 356 – American Realism

ENGL 357 – Southern Literature

ENGL 383 – Survey of American Literature

ENGL 455 – Studies in American Literature to 1900

ENGL 457 – Studies in American Literature, 1900 – Present

Some special studies and seminars.

  • One upper-level English writing course:

ENGL 300 – News Writing

ENGL 301 – Magazine Writing

ENGL 302 – Creative Writing

ENGL 306b – Technical Writing

ENGL 306e – Creative Non-fiction

ENGL 306f – Memoir Writing

ENGL 307 – The Writing Process

ENGL 470 — Seminar in Creative Writing

  • Any 300-level Linguistics course
  • One 400-level seminar in English, Linguistics, or Communication.  Seminars include all 400-level courses EXCEPT individual studies (491, 492), internships (499), ENGL 480, and SPCH 470.
  • Twelve additional credits (normally four courses) selected from the following: English 200, any of the department’s 300- and 400-level courses, and department-sponsored internships and individual studies.