If English major was declared during (or after) Spring semester 2007:
The English major consists of 12 courses and the major tutorial. The basic requirements include:
The remaining seven courses may include up to two designated courses from other departments, and up to three designated courses from Journalism or Communication Studies. A student can count no more than five 200-level courses towards the English major (an FYC course in literature will be treated as a 200-level course in this calculation).
English majors who wish to be certified to teach at the secondary level must include the following courses in the major program: ENGL 251-252; 300, 304, or 305; 375, 377, or 378. They are strongly encouraged to take ENGL231. Two minors are available in English. The first, English/Literature, consists of ENGL 211-212 and 12 additional hours of literature offered by the English department at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level. The 200-level English courses that are used to satisfy the collegiate requirement in literature may be used to meet the requirement for the minor in English/Literature. (Note: ENGL 355 may be included in the literature minor.) The second minor, English/Writing, consists of ENGL 300 or 302, 355 or 356, six hours of literature at the 300- or 400-level, and two of the following courses: ENGL 300, 302, 400, 401, 446; and JOUR 204, 205.
If major was declared prior to Spring semester 2007:
The English major consists of 30 hours of advanced English courses that must include three hours of Shakespeare (ENGL 311) and nine hours of English literature before 1900. One of the pre-1900 courses must be either Milton (ENGL 422) or Chaucer (ENGL 481 or 482). Majors must take one course in American literature. English majors must also take ENGL 211-212, which will not count in the major program groups.
In planning a major program in English, students should follow the program guide outlined below.
Group I: ENGL 311 is required. Note: ENGL 412 may not be substituted for ENGL 311.
Group II: Select at least three of the following courses in English literature before 1900: ENGL 315, 316, 321, 322, 355, 362, 385, 412, 420, 422, 424, 427, 441, 481, or 482. One of the courses (three hours) must be 422, 481, or 482.
Group III: Select at least one of the following courses in American literature: ENGL 251, 252, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336, 337, or 415.
The balance of the courses (the additional courses needed to complete the 30 hours) may be selected from groups II, III, IV, and V. Group IV: ENGL 300, 302, 310, 313, 343, 344, 345, 346, 355, 356, 365, 366, 371, 390, 400, 401, 418, 444, 445, 446, or 449. The following 200-level courses fall into
Group IV if used as part of the major: ENGL 231, 232, 233, 234, 253, 271, 272, 273, or 274.
Group V: The content of the following courses varies from year to year; therefore, the individual course may, depending upon content, be included in either Group II, III or IV: ENGL 381, 382, 391, 392, 487, 488, 491, 492, 497, or 498. (These courses are, with the exception of ENGL 381 and 382, available to qualified students on demand. For qualification details see the individual catalog listings.)
English majors must also follow two guidelines: