Department of English
A student may major in English by successfully completing 45 hours beyond the College Core Curriculum in English. 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-- 480,483,485, or 489; and 497.
A minor in English requires successful completion of 18 hours beyond the College Core Curriculum in English. 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.
To major in English with a concentration in African American Studies, a student must satisfy all requirements for a major in English and complete 16 hours of African American Studies approved by the Department, of which at least 6 hours must in approved literature studies.
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 an extended paper which meets the standards specified by the Department in its annual announcement;
- requesting that three members of the Department who have taught him in major courses each submit a letter of recommendation directly to the Departmental Honors Committee; and
- meeting the stated deadline for all documents.