Course Requirements: English/Literature/Culture Track

  • The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track enables students to design a course of study in the history, meaning, function, and aesthetics of texts of all kinds.

    A student who completes the Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track will be able to identify the unique material, symbolic, formal, and aesthetic qualities of texts of all kinds, especially literary texts; apply the analytical skills and methods best suited to comprehend the significance of texts; analyze the ways that texts of all kinds interact with audience, culture, medium and ideology; evaluate the role of theory—its methods, history, politics, and functions—in literary, textual, and cultural studies analysis; and examine the ways in which questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and identity affect our interactions with both traditional and nontraditional literature and theory. The Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies Track prepares students for any profession that requires strong analytic, communication, cultural, and aesthetic skills and for academic study in literary and cultural studies.

    Liberal Studies

    As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

    Humanities-Literature: ENGL 122
    Mathematics: 3 credits

    Liberal Studies Electives: 6 credits, no courses with ENGL prefix

    College: Foreign Language Intermediate Level (1)

    Major

    Required Courses, Two from the following:
    ENG 210 British Literature to 1660 3cr
    ENG 211 British Literature 1660–1900 3cr
    ENG 212 American Literature: Beginnings to 1900 3cr
    ENG 213 British and American Literature Since 1900 3cr
    ENG 226 Survey of Global Literature Since 1900 3cr
    One writing course from the following:
    ENGL 220 Advanced Composition 3cr
    ENGL 221 Creative Writing 3cr
    ENG 222 Technical Writing 3cr
    One literacies course from the following:
    ENG 208 Introduction to Film Studies 3cr
    ENG 308 Critical Theory 3cr
    ENG 313 Rhetorical Trends and Traditions 3cr
    Capstone course:
    ENG 484 Topics in English Studies 3cr
    Controlled Electives, five courses from the following:
    ENG 208 Introduction to Film Studies 3cr
    ENG 210 British Literature to 1660 3cr
    ENG 211 British Literature 1660–1900 3cr
    ENG 212 American Literature: Beginnings to 1900 3cr
    ENG 213 British and American Literature since 1900 3cr
    ENG 225 Introduction to Literature by Women 3cr
    ENG 226 Survey of Global Literature since 1900 3cr
    ENG 265 Law and Literature 3cr
    ENG 308 Critical Theory 3cr
    ENG 310 Public Speaking 3cr
    ENG 313 Rhetorical Trends and Traditions 3cr
    ENG 328 Introduction to Linguistics 3cr
    ENG 329 The History of the English Language 3cr
    ENG 330 The Structure of English 3cr
    ENG 332 Film Genres 3cr
    ENG 333 Psycholinguistics 3cr
    ENG 335 Literary Nonfiction 3cr
    ENG 336 Language, Gender, and Society 3cr
    ENG 337 Myth 3cr
    ENG 340 The Novel 3cr
    ENG 341 Poetry 3cr
    ENG 342 Short Fiction 3cr
    ENG 343 Drama 3cr
    ENG 344 Ethnic American Literature 3cr
    ENG 348 African American Literature 3cr
    ENG 349 Bible as Literature 3cr
    ENG 350 Gender and Sexual Orientation in Literature, Theory, and Film 3cr
    ENG 354 Classical Literature in Translation 3cr
    ENG 361 Environmental Literature 3cr
    ENG 385 Advanced Studies in Women’s Literature 3cr
    ENG 386 Regional Literature in English 3cr
    ENG 387 Irish Literature 3cr
    ENG 390 Literary Tour: Britain 3cr
    ENG 396 Literature of Emerging Nations 3cr
    ENG 398 Global Genres 3cr
    ENG 430 Major British Authors 3cr
    ENG 434 Shakespeare 3cr
    ENG 436 Major American Authors 3cr
    ENG 440 Major Figures in Film 3cr
    ENG 450 Film Theory 3cr
    ENG 460 Topics in Film 3cr
    ENG 461 Topics in British Literature 3cr
    ENG 462 Topics in American Literature 3cr
    ENG 463 Topics in Global Literature and Film 3cr
    ENG 493 Internship 3cr

    Three courses with ENGL prefix except: ENGL 100,101, 121, 122, and 202

    Total Degree Requirements

    1. Intermediate-level foreign language may be included in Liberal Studies electives.

    2. Although not a requirement for the degree, an internship, aside from counting for up to six creditrs toward the major, makes the BA degree recipient much more employable by providing job experience. Students should see the English BA internship director for advice about available openings.

    3. Courses used to fulfill core requirements cannot also be used to fulfill track requirements.