Undergraduate College

Degree Requirements

Major Requirements for a B.A. in English, English Literature Track

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in English requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Student may apply six credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

B.A. in English, English Literature Track

Major Requirements for a B.A. in English, English Literature Track

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in English requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Student may apply six credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 39 to 42 credits
ENG-0204 Survey of British Literature – Medieval to 1798 3 credits
ENG-0205 Survey of British Literature – 1798 to 1920 3 credits
ENG-0222 Major American Writers to 1890 3 credits
OR

ENG-0223 Major American Writers 1890 to 1940 3 credits
ENG-0302 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-0370 Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture 3 credits
ENG-0412 Seminar: Special Topics in Literature 3 credits
ENG-0420 Internship 0 to 3 credits
OR

ENC-0300 Publication* 0 to 3 credits
ENG-0490 Senior English Seminar 3 credits
*Students who choose ENC-0300 Publication, must hold an editorial position for The Thorn, The Rambler, or The Cornelian.

Six English Electives 18 credits

Six English electives are required, at least two electives must be above the 200-level. With the mentor’s approval, students may also take a course in creative writing as an elective.

In addition to these course requirements, senior English majors must successfully complete the senior comprehensive requirements.

Required Supporting Courses 3 credits
WRT-0233Technical Writing3 credits
OR

WRT-0240Business Writing3 credits
OR


A communication writing course chosen with the student’s mentor

Recommended Supporting Courses

Students will meet with their mentors, spring semester of their junior year, to discuss complementary or supporting courses they will need to take to support their senior requirements.

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of English courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.

B.A. in English, Writing Track

Major Requirements for a B.A. in English, Writing Track

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts in Writing requires 120 credits.

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Student may apply six credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

Required Courses 45 credits
ENG-0204 Survey of British Literature – Medieval to 1798 3 credits
ENG-0205 Survey of British Literature – 1798 to 1920 3 credits
ENG-0222 Major American Writers to 1890 3 credits
OR

ENG-0223 Major American Writers 1890 to 1940 3 credits
ENG-0302 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENG-0370 Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture 3 credits
ENG-0412 Seminar: Special Topics in Literature 3 credits
ENG-0420 Internship 0 to 3 credits
OR

ENC-0300 Publication* 0 to 3 credits
ENG-0490 Senior English Seminar 3 credits

One English elective at the 200-level 3 credits

One English elective at the 300-level 3 credits
WRT-0233 Technical Writing 3 credits
WRT-0240 Business Writing 3 credits
Two Courses 6 credits, chosen from:
WRT-0414 Creative Writing – Poetry 3 credits
WRT-0415 Playwriting and Directing 3 credits
WRT-0411 Creative Writing – Short Fiction 3 credits
Two Courses 6 credits, chosen from:
COM-0170 Publication Design 3 credits
COM-0175 Introduction to Documentary Film Making 3 credits
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
COM-0255 Magazine Writing 3 credits
COM-0412 Writing for the Media 3 credits
Recommended Supporting Courses
PHI-0230 Introduction to Logic 3 credits

*Students who choose ENC-0300, Publication, must hold an editorial position for The Thorn, The Rambler, or The Cornelian.

Students will meet with their mentors, spring semester of their junior year, to discuss complementary or supporting courses they will need to take to support their senior thesis project.

In addition to these course requirements, Senior English majors must successfully complete the senior comprehensive requirements.

Requirements for a Concentration in Writing 12 credits
WRT-0170 Advanced Writing and Oral Communication* 3 credits
WRT-0233 Technical Writing 3 credits
WRT-0240 Business Writing 3 credits
One of the following courses:
COM-0170 Publication Design 3 credits
COM-0175 Introduction to Documentary Film Making 3 credits
COM-0250 Introduction to Journalism 3 credits
COM-0255 Magazine Writing 3 credits
COM-0412 Writing for the Media 3 credits
Recommended Supporting Course
PHI-0230 Introduction to Logic* 3 credits
*An equivalent course can be chosen in consultation with a faculty member in English or communication.

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of English or Writing courses, but need not be limited to those particular disciplines.