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Bachelor of Arts in English, Literature

Literature majors take twelve courses that examine the vast expanse of literature written in English from medieval dramas to Romantic poetry to Indian short stories to contemporary graphic novels.  Literature majors are encouraged to take courses offered in the writing and the film and digital media tracks as well.  The degree is designed to prepare students for graduate study and a teaching career in literature as well as for various professional fields.  


  • ENGL A206 Reading Poetry
  • ENGL A217 Reading Historically I
  • ENGL A218 Reading Historically II
  • ENGL A300-A400 American Literature Elective
  • ENGL A300-A400 British Pre-1800 Literature Elective
  • ENGL A300-A400 Seminar Literature Elective
  • ENGL A300-A400 English Literature Elective
  • ENGL Writing or Film & Digital Media Elective
  • ENGL Elective
  • ENGL Elective
  • ENGL Elective
  • ENGL Elective

Limit of one common curriculum course may be used in the major.

Courses used in the major cannot also be used to satisfy requirements for a minor.

English course information

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