Bachelor of Arts in English, Liberal Arts

Degree Requirements

Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
  • At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400-level).
  • A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
  • General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
    All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
  • All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
  • No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.

Required Core

  • ENG 203: Major Themes in Lit GT-AH2 (3 hours)
  • ENG 226: Basic Grammar & Hist:English (3 hours)
  • ENG 363: Advanced Composition (3 hours)
  • ENG 403: Shakespeare (3 hours)
  • ENG 394: American Literature I (3 hours)
  • ENG 480: Contemporary Literary Theory (3 hours)
  • ENG 495: Senior Seminar (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 309: British Literature I (3 hours)
  • ENG 407: Chaucer (3 hours)
  • ENG 409: Renaissance Literature (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 310: British Literature II (3 hours)
  • ENG 350: 20-21st Century Brit/Anglophone Lit (3 hours)
  • ENG 450: Romantic and Victorian Literature (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 395: American Literature II (3 hours)
  • ENG 443: 20th Century American Novel (3 hours)
  • ENG 458: Reading Poetry (3 hours)
  • ENG 475: Problems in American Studies (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 311: World Literature I (3 hours)
  • ENG 358: Bible as Literature (3 hours)
  • ENG 359: Mythology (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 329: Women and Drama (3 hours) OR THTR 329: Women and Drama (3 hours)
  • ENG 312: World Literature II (3 hours)
  • ENG 365: Ethnic & Minority Literature (3 hours)
  • ENG 375: Chicano Literature (3 hours)
  • ENG 385: Women and Literature (3 hours)

Choose one of the following:

  • ENG 320: Literature & Sexualities (3 hours)
  • ENG 355: The Novel (3 hours)
  • ENG 357: Introduction to Linguistics (3 hours)
  • ENG 460: Reading Short Prose (3 hours)
  • ENG 465: Modern Drama (3 hours) OR THTR 465: Modern Drama (3 hours)
  • ENG 470: Classical Drama (3 hours) OR THTR 470: Classical Theatre (3 hours)
  • ENG 472: Contemporary Drama (3 hours) OR THTR 472: Contemporary Theatre (3 hours)
  • ENG 479: Special Topics (1 TO 6 hours)
  • ENG 490: Major Authors (3 hours)

A portfolio of the student’s work in the major must be submitted during the senior year.

Guidelines for assembling the portfolio and deadlines for submission are available from the department head or the major advisor.