Department of English

Requirements

MAJOR

A student may major in English by successfully completing 45 hours in the English major and 53 hours in the College Core Curriculum.. The required courses for the major are: ENG 241; 265; 271-272; 273; 341; 351; 363-364;375 or 376; 377; 380; two of the following—461,480,483,485, or 489; and 497.

MAJOR CLASSES

   

COURSE TITLE

Must take all courses in this section

ENG 241

Literary Form

ENG 265

Advanced Composition

ENG 271

Survey of English Literature I

ENG 272

Survey of English Literature II

ENG 273

History of the English Language

ENG 341

Literary Theory

ENG 351

Professional Communication

ENG 363

Survey of American Literature I

ENG 364

Survey of American Literature II

Take (1) course out of two

ENG 375

Chaucer

ENG 376

Milton

Must Take all three

ENG 377

Shakespeare

ENG 497

Senior Seminar

ENG 380

Survey of African – American Literature

Must take (2) courses out of six

ENG 457

The Caribbean Novel

ENG 461

West African Fiction and Film

ENG 480

Survey of African – American Literature II

ENG 483

Harlem Renaissance

ENG 485

Contemporary African American Novel

ENG 489

Major African – American Authors

 

MINOR

A minor in English requires successful completion of 18 hours beyond the College Core Curriculum.. The required courses for the minor are; ENG 241; 265; 375; 377; one of the following: 271,272,363, or 364; and one of the following-- 380,480, or 489.

 

COUSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

Must take all courses in this section

ENG 241

Literary Form

ENG 265

Advanced Composition

ENG 375

Chaucer

ENG 377

Shakespeare

Take (1) course out of four

ENG 271

Survey of English Literature I

ENG 272

Survey of English Literature II

ENG 363

Survey of American Literature I

ENG 364

Survey of American Literature II

Must Take (1) out of three

ENG 380

Survey of African – American Literature

ENG 480

Survey of African – American Literature II

ENG 489

Modern African – American Authors

 

Honors in English
A graduating senior who is an English major and has attained a cumulative, minimum average of 3.0 and a minimum of 3.25 in the major--retained during the year of graduation--may qualify for Departmental Honors in English by satisfying the following requirements:

  • Submitting a letter of application expressing the desire to qualify for honors;
  • Submitting a 10-15 page essay (from one of the major courses) which meets the standards specified by the Department in its annual announcement;
  • Three letters of recommendation from English department faculty members.