The undergraduate curriculum in English offers study in literature, writing, linguistics, and rhetoric as these represent and constitute the experiences and cultures of people of England and the United States, as well as the Anglophone world more generally conceived. Although courses and specializations within the major may vary widely, they all focus in common on the processes of creating, interpreting, analyzing, and producing texts in English. The curriculum’s goals are to enable students to do the following:
- Interpret and analyze texts
- Conduct independent research
- Write effective expository prose
- Acquire theoretical perspectives on language, rhetoric, and literature.
- ENGL 1400: Introductions to English Studies
- ENGL 2100: Backgrounds to English and American Literature
- Complete Five Literary Period courses:
- Three: Pre-Ninteenth-Century
- One Nineteenth-Century
- One Twentieth-Century
- Two Transhistorical/Transnational courses
- One Criticism, Linguistics or Rhetoric Course
- One Capstone Seminar
- Two English Electives
- One Experiential Education Course
Download a checklist of program requirements as a PDF for students prior to Fall 2011 semester.
Download a checklist of program requirements as a PDF for students entering Fall 2011.