Curriculum Requirements

ENG 215English and American Literature by Women3
Select FOUR literature courses numbered 300 or above, at least TWO of which must be numbered 400 or above. These courses must be distributed as follows:12
Select two courses in literature before 1700
Select two courses in literature between 1700 and 1900
Select FIVE additional English courses other than freshman composition 115
Select 3 of the following courses:6
Women Writing: Theory and Practice
Literary Representations of Women
Women Writers
Studies in Women and Literature
Feminist Literary Theory
Any 200 level course except ENG 215
Recommended Courses:
Select ancillary courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, in consultation with a departmental advisor
Total credits required for the major: 30 (36 credits required for Departmental Honors)
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 39
STEM Cognate 49
Natural Science course 53
Advanced Writing & Communication 6
Electives 733
Total Credit Hours126
1

i.e., any five courses designated ENG and numbered 200 or above, excluding ENG 208.

2

The topics for some courses on this list, such as ENG 373, vary from semester to semester.  Such courses may be repeated and may count more than once toward the fulfillment of this requirement.

3

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.

4

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. 

5

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

6

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. 

7

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. 

*

Students considering this concentration may want to take a special Women’s Studies section of ENG 106 in the freshman year.

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 215 English and American Literature by Women 3
Language (third course) 3
People & Society cognate (second course) 3
Minor (first course) 3
Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG xxx (course in Women's Literature) 3
ENG 3xx (course in literature before 1700) 3
Minor (second course) 3
STEM cognate (second course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
ENG 3xx (course in literature 1700-1900) 3
ENG 4xx (course in literature before 1700) 3
Minor (third course) 3
STEM cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG xxx (course in Women's Literature) 3
ENG 4xx (course in literature 1700-1900) 3
Minor (fourth course) 3
Natural Science course (if needed) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
ENG xxx (course in Women's Literature) 3
ENG 3xx 2 3
Minor (fifth course) 3
People & Society cognate (third course) 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 4xx (course in literature) 3
Elective 3 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120
1

Students who are considering the possibility of writing a six-credit senior thesis for Departmental Honors in English their last year should replace this elective course with an ENG course for their major. 

2

Students who are writing a six-credit senior thesis for Departmental Honors in English should, ideally, have completed eight ENG courses for their major prior to their senior year, and should therefore be able to replace this course with ENG 497.

3

Students who are writing a six-credit senior thesis for Departmental Honors in English should replace this elective course with ENG 498.