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English Major/Minor Patterns

12 course units to include:

1 course from the following:

ENG 1074 Perspectives on Literatures
ENG 1134 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 1144 Introduction to Fiction
1 course from the following:
ENG 2474 Survey of British Literature I* or
ENG 2104 The Comic Spirit
ENG 2124 Introduction to African Fiction
ENG 2134 American Writing of Nature
ENG 2144 Women’s Literature
ENG 2154 American Women Writers and Ethnicity
ENG 2174 Popular Fictions
ENG 2364 American Poetry since 1945
ENG 2484 Survey of British Literature II
ENG 2534 Detective Fiction

ENG 2904 Literary Interpretation

6 3000-level period courses, to include:
1 pre-eighteenth-century:
ENG 3304 Seventeenth-Century British Literature
ENG 3314 Renaissance Literature
ENG 3324 Shakespeare I
ENG 3334 Shakespeare II
ENG 3564 Milton
1 eighteenth-century:
ENG 3224 Romanticism
ENG 3504 The Eighteenth-Century British Novel
1 nineteenth-century:
ENG 3174 Nineteenth-Century American Literature
ENG 3234 Victorian Literature
ENG 3514 The Nineteenth-Century British Novel
1 twentieth-century:
ENG 3404 Early Twentieth-Century British Literature
ENG 3414 Twentieth-Century British Literature, Post-1945
ENG 3664 Early Twentieth-Century American Literature
ENG 3674 Twentieth-Century American Literature, Post-1945

ENG 4504 Capstone Seminar

All courses beyond the 1000 level should be chosen in careful consultation with an English program adviser.

*For students wishing to develop an overview of literature from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, it is strongly recommended that they satisfy the above major pattern by including the following cluster: ENG 2474 (Survey of British Literature I), to be taken in the sophomore year, and at least two 3000-level period courses from the "pre-eighteenth-century" list.

Students aiming for graduate study should acquire a reading knowledge of one foreign language, some acquaintatnce with its literature, and at least some knowledge of a second foreign language.

To become certified to teach English, students must complete the following:
English Major
Education Minor for English certification (see Education)