Along with specific requirements for any major, all students in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs must meet all general education and graduation requirements under a single catalog.

 The English major with Literature Concentration (40 hours) enables students to build on the common core of foundational courses: 

Core Requirements
ENGL 215Classical and Early British Literature4
ENGL 225Topical Seminar (that focuses on critical research and writing)4
or ENGL 226 Topical Seminar: Shakespeare
Pre-1800 British Literature
Select 4 credits of the following:4
Medieval Literature
The English Renaissance
Seventeenth-Century English Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
Post-1800 British Literature
Select 4 credits of the following:4
The Romantic Period
Victorian Literature
British Modernism: 1900-1939
British Literature after 1939
American Literature6
At least one period survey course:
American Literature: Beginnings through Romanticism
American Literature: Realism to Modernism
American Literature after 1945
One American Literature in Focus from a different time period:
American Literature in Focus: Beginnings Through Romanticism
American Literature in Focus: Realism to Modernism
American Literature in Focus: After 1945
American Literature in Focus: Beginnings through Romanticism
American Literature in Focus: Realism to Modernism
American Literature in Focus: After 1945
British/World Figure
Select one of the following:4
Shakespeare
Selected Authors
Selected Authors
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien
Jane Austen in Her Time and Ours
Studies in Wade Center/Special Collections Authors
Studies in Wade Center/Special Collections Authors
Electives
Select 10 credits 110
Integrative Senior Seminar
ENGL 494Senior Seminar in English4
Total Credits40

Note: ENGL 326 Children's Literature and ENGL 328 Young Adult Literature do not count toward the major.