Curriculum Requirements

Requirements for the Concentration in British Literary History are as follows:

1. Complete the two-semester survey of British literature:6
English Literature I
English Literature II
2. Select EIGHT English courses numbered 300 or above, at least FOUR of which must be numbered 400 or above. These courses must be distributed as follows:24
Select one course numbered 300 or above on Shakespeare
Select one course numbered 300 or above on literary theory or the history of criticism
Select two additional courses numbered 300 or above in British literature (or a combination of British and other literatures) before 1800
Select two additional courses numbered 300 or above in British literature (or a combination of British and other literatures) after 1800
Select two ENG electives numbered 300 or above
3. Recommended Courses:
Select ancillary courses in Art History, Music, History, and Philosophy, in consultation with a departmental advisor
Total credits required for the major: 30
4. Additional Graduation Requirements:
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 101Algebra for College Students (not needed by students who place into MTH 113)3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics (or any MTH course numbered 108 or higher)3
Language Requirement (3-9 credits, depending on the student's initial placement in the language chosen)9
Minor15
People & Society Cognate 19
STEM Cognate 29
Natural Science course 33
Advanced Writing & Communication 4
Electives 533
Total Credit Hours120
1

If the student has a minor (or second major) that counts as "People & Society," the student does not need to satisfy the requirement for a People & Society cognate.

2

If the student has a minor (or second major) that counts as "STEM," the student does not need to satisfy the requirement for a STEM cognate.

3

This requirement is waived if the STEM cognate includes a Natural Science course from the approved list.

4

Students satisfy this requirement by taking four writing courses, at least one of which must be in one of the student's major disciplines.  Since all ENG courses, other than freshman composition, are designated as writing (WRIT) courses, all English majors satisfy this requirement by completing their major. 

5

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation. Sufficient credits must be earned in electives to enable the student to complete this minimum of 120 credits. The exact number of elective credits required will vary depending on the number of credits needed to complete all other graduation requirements. 

Suggested Plan of Study

This Suggested Plan of Study is a sample four-year plan, but an individual student's actual plan is likely to vary from this sample plan in a number of ways, depending on such factors as (1) AP, dual-enrollment, and transfer credits that a student brings in; (2) the student's initial placement in composition, mathematics, and foreign language; and (3) the minor chosen by the student, as well as any additional minor or major the student chooses to complete.  For example, a student is not required to complete a cognate in People & Society if the student has a minor (or second major) that counts as "People & Society," and similarly, a student is not required to complete a cognate in STEM if the student has a minor (or second major) that counts as "STEM."

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students (if needed; otherwise, can be replaced by an elective) 3
Language (first course) 3
People & Society cognate (first course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Language (second course) 3
STEM cognate (first course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
ENG 211 English Literature I 3
Language (third course) 3
People & Society cognate (second course) 3
Minor (first course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 212 English Literature II 3
ENG 319 Shakespeare 3
Minor (second course) 3
STEM cognate (second course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
ENG 3xx (course in British literature before 1800) 3
ENG 4xx (course in British literature after 1800) 3
Minor (third course) 3
STEM cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 3xx (course in literature) 3
ENG 4xx (course in British literature after 1800) 3
Minor (fourth course) 3
Natural Science course (if needed) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
ENG 3xx (course in literature) 3
ENG 4xx (course on literary theory or the history of criticism) 3
Minor (fifth course) 3
People & Society cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 4xx (course in literature before 1800) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120