Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Arts – English Major

 

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All students must meet the general graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, in addition to the graduation requirements for the English Major. Students must complete 17 core courses, 12 General Education courses, and 11 elective courses. As part of the 17 core courses, students must complete a minimum of 14 ENGL-prefixed courses.

Introductory to Literature

One course in:

  • ENGL 1151 - The Art of Story: An Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 1152 - Identity and Invention: An Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 2141 - Literature for Young Children


Literary Foundations

All of:

  • ENGL 2202 - Theory in English Studies
  • ENGL 2210 - English Literature to the Restoration
  • ENGL 2211 - English Literature from the Restoration to the Present


Intermediate Writing

One course in:

  • CRWT 2264 - Intermediate Poetry Writing 1: Contemporary Practice
  • CRWT 2265 - Intermediate Poetry Writing 2: Precedents
  • CRWT 2266 - Intermediate Fiction Writing 1: Contemporary Practice
  • CRWT 2267 - Intermediate Fiction Writing 2: Precedents
  • CRWT 2268 - Creative Nonfiction and Travel Writing
  • ENGL 2205 - Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 2207 - Intermediate Writing
  • ENGL 2263 - Technical Writing


North American Literature

Two courses in:

  • ENGL 2248 - American Literature from 1865 to 1945
  • ENGL 2249 - American Literature from 1945 to the Present
  • ENGL 2270 - Canadian Literature to 1914
  • ENGL 2271 - Canadian Literature from 1914 to the Present
  • ENGL 3246 - Early American Literature
  • ENGL 3256 - Canadian Drama
  • ENGL 3350 - The American Renaissance
  • ENGL 3353 - North American Indigenous Literatures
  • ENGL 3372 - Western Canadian Literature
  • ENGL 4702 - Select Topics in North American Literature


Global / Transnational Literature

One course in:

  • ENGL 2216 - Women’s Writing: Voices and Visionaries
  • ENGL 2291 - Postcolonial Literature I
  • ENGL 2292 - Postcolonial Literature II
  • ENGL 3327 - Studies in Women’s Literature
  • ENGL 3353 - North American Indigenous Literatures
  • ENGL 3390 - African Writing in English
  • ENGL 4701 - Select Topics in Global Literature


Pre-1900 Literature

Two courses in:

  • ENGL 3246 - Early American Literature
  • ENGL 3306 - History of English Language
  • ENGL 3312 - Shakespeare: The Earlier Plays
  • ENGL 3313 - Shakespeare: The Later Plays
  • ENGL 3323 - Early Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3324 - Literature in the Age of Chaucer
  • ENGL 3330 - Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 3331 - Later Eighteenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 3340 - Early Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 3341 - Later Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 3342 - Early Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • ENGL 3343 - Later Seventeenth–Century Literature
  • ENGL 3344 - Victorian Realism and Reform
  • ENGL 3345 - Victorian Art and Nature
  • ENGL 3350 - The American Renaissance


Additional Options:

  • One class in a Language/Linguistics course*
  • Two ENGL classes at the 3000 level or higher
  • Two ENGL classes at the 4000 level of higher
  • Two additional classes in ENGL at any level**
  • 12 General Education courses
  • 11 Elective courses


*Any Language/Linguistic course includes all courses with the prefixes CHIN, FREN, GERM, ITAL, JPNS, SPAN, LING, and ENGL 3306, with the exception of CHIN 2217, FREN 2250, JPNS 2209, SPAN 2219, and SPAN 2220.

**FILM 3345 can also be used to complete this requirement, as well as any course at the 3000-level or higher with the prefix CRWT and ENGL.

***FILM 2251, FILM 3345, or any course with the prefix CRWT and ENGL can also be used to complete this requirement, with the exception of ENGL 1101/GNED 1401 and ENGL 0212.