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Language and Literature

English Four-Year Academic Plan

120 credit hours are required for B.A. degree in English. English majors may choose from Rhetoric and Writing or a Global Literature Concentration. Students should use Academic Planning to schedule courses and track degree progress. Detailed course information can be found in the academic catalog.

Suggested four year academic plan for the English/Rhetoric and Writing major (courses required in the major are in bold)

Semester 1 Credit Hours
TRANS 100: Transitions 1
PHIL 140: The Examined Life 3
ENGL 120: Rhetoric and Writing 3
GE MATH (College Level) 3
GE History 3
GE Social Science 3
Semester 2 Credit Hours
FYS 175: First Year Seminar 3
COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals 3
ENGL 208: Study of Rhetoric 3
GE Biological Science 3
Arts/Humanities course 3
Semester 3 Credit Hours
ENGL 207: Study of Literature 3
ENGL 220: Advanced Writing 3
Arts/Humanities course outside ENGL 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
GE Global Studies 3
Semester 4 Credit Hours
ENGL 241: Language and Linguistics or G.L. Elective 3
*ENGL (200 level elective) 3
Arts/Humanities course outside ENGL 3
GE Social Science or History 3
GE Physical Science 3
Semester 5 Credit Hours
ENGL 353: Writing and Editing Process or G.L. Elective 3
ENGL 224: Professional Writing and Communication or G.L. Elective 3
**ENGL (300 level elective) 3
GE Diversity Studies 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 6 Credit Hours
ENGL 340: Critical Theory 3
ENGL 352: Writing Digital Environments or G.L. Elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 7 Credit Hours
ENGL 359: Rhetoric, Writing and Society or G.L. Elective 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Semester 8 Credit Hours
ENGL 395: Senior Seminar 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 3
Elective or course for a minor 2

 

Rhetoric and Writing Concentration: *200-level requirement: One British, American or World Literature (or combination) **300-level requirement: One Rhetoric or Literature elective.

Global Literature Concentration: *200-level requirements: Choose one British or American Literature (or combination); One World Literature elective. **300-level requirements: One British or American Literature (or combination); One World Literature; Three electives at the 300-level, i.e. British, World, American, Rhetoric or Theory. (One 200-level course may be accepted).

English Minors must complete 18 credit hours including ENGL 207: The Study of Literature and an additional 15 credit hours of ENGL courses in consultation with the department chair.

English Writing Minor must complete 18 credit hours including ENGL 220: Advanced Writing and an additional 15 credit hours from the list of approved electives, with no more than 6 credit hours from the Communication Department. Refer to catalog for approved electives.