Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: English Major, Literature Emphasis, B.A. Only Minimum Credits Required:__________________

English Major, Literature Emphasis, B.A. Only

42 hours; 2.0 major GPA required

Must complete BA requirements in USI Core 39

English Major

Notes: (1) English majors are normally expected to use HUM 241-242 The Western Tradition in Literature I-II to fulfill Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Cultures in Core 39. (2) ENG 101 and ENG 201 do not fulfill any requirements for any major or minor in English or English teaching.

English Courses (21 hours)

Shared English Core (12 hours)

All English majors (and some English minors) are required to complete a 12-hour shared core of courses:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 205 - Introduction to English Studies and Ways of Reading
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 255 - Introduction to British Literary History
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 265 - Introduction to American Literary History
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 301 - Advanced Composition

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3

Shared English Electives (9 hours)

All English majors (and some English minors) are required to complete nine hours of shared electives at the 300 and 400 level:

English Language (3 hours) Selected From

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 313 - Introduction to Linguistics
Term(s) Offered: Spring, odd-numbered years
Credits: 3
ENG 314 - Survey of English Grammars
Term(s) Offered: Spring, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
ENG 417 - History of the English Language
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

Theory (3 hours) Selected From

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 387 - Women's Literature and Gender Issues: 19th- and 20th-Century Theory
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 415 - History of Rhetoric
Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
ENG 416 - Contemporary Issues in Rhetoric
Term(s) Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)
Credits: 3
ENG 448 - Literary Criticism and Theory
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

World and Multicultural Literature (3 hours) Selected From

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 330 - Ethnic Literature in America

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 371 - Non-Western World Literature

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 372 - Western World Literature

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 375 - Modern Canadian Literature
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ENG 381 - Medieval World Literature
Term(s) Offered: Every other yeare, beginning 2017
Credits: 3
ENG 382 - Literature of the Bible
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ENG 386 - World Mythology

USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-World Languages and Culture.


Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with Literature Emphasis

Must complete 12 hours from USI Core 39 as follows:

  • Three courses (9 hours) in a single language (through the 204 level) from the World Languages subject area
  • One course (3 hours) from the Natural Science with lab category

Directed electives (12 hours)

(300-400 level) as follows:

One Literature Course (3 hours)

Focusing on the period before the 18th Century:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 382 - Literature of the Bible
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 3
ENG 424 - Chaucer
Term(s) Offered: Irregulary offered
Credits: 3
ENG 426 - The Literature of the Renaissance
Term(s) Offered: Every third spring semester beginning with Spring 2014
Credits: 3
ENG 451 - Shakespeare's Histories and Tragedies
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 453 - Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 473 - History of Western Drama I
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 449 - Major Author (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 459 - Special Studies in English (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-6

One Literature Course (3 hours)

Focusing on the 18th or 19th Century:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 427 - Neo-Classical and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Term(s) Offered: Every third fall semester beginning with Fall 2016
Credits: 3
ENG 431 - Nineteenth-Century Literature
Term(s) Offered: Every third fall semester beginning with Fall 2015
Credits: 3
ENG 435 - The Novel to the Twentieth Century
Term(s) Offered: Every third fall semester beginning with Fall 2014
Credits: 3
ENG 474 - History of World Drama II
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 449 - Major Author (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 459 - Special Studies in English (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-6

Shakespeare or Major Author (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 424 - Chaucer
Term(s) Offered: Irregulary offered
Credits: 3
ENG 451 - Shakespeare's Histories and Tragedies
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 453 - Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
ENG 449 - Major Author (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 459 - Special Studies in English (topic must be approved)
Term(s) Offered: Irregularly offered
Credits: 1-6

Theory (Literary and Rhetorical) (3 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
ENG 387 - Women's Literature and Gender Issues: 19th- and 20th-Century Theory
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
ENG 415 - History of Rhetoric
Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
Credits: 3
ENG 416 - Contemporary Issues in Rhetoric
Term(s) Offered: Fall (odd-numbered years)
Credits: 3
ENG 448 - Literary Criticism and Theory
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3

Upper-level Electives (9 hours)

At least six hours must be literature courses; ENG 302 excluded.

Notes: