BA in English and American Literature


The Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature is designed to provide knowledge of literature in historical, generic, and theoretical contexts. This major is aimed toward students interested in developing skills in reading and interpreting English and American literatures. This major also provides students with an opportunity to prepare for graduate study in fields as diverse as literature, law, public relations, and teaching.


Requirements for Degree


Major Core: Take one course from each of the 7 areas (21 hours)
Concentration: Take 2 additional courses from one of the areas 3-7 (6 hours)
Electives: Take 3 additional upper division literature courses of your choosing (9 hours)

(Note: With the Literature Director’s Permission, other upper division English courses may be used as electives.)

1. Theory


______ ENGL 3300 – Intro to Literary Studies
______ ENGL 4314 – Literary Criticism

2. Shakespeare


______ ENGL 3320 – Shakespeare
______ ENGL 3321—Shakespeare’s Plays and Poetry

3. Cultural Studies


______ ENGL 3302 – Literature and Film
______ ENGL 3309 – Detective Fiction
______ ENGL 3310 – Chicana/o Literature
______ ENGL 3315 – African American Lit.
______ ENGL 3316 – Native American Lit.
______ ENGL 3317 – Postcolonial Literature
______ ENGL 3325 – Literature of the Bible
______ ENGL 3327 – Jewish American Lit.
______ ENGL 3328 – Holocaust Literature and Film
______ ENGL 3331 – World Literature
______ ENGL 3341 – History of Form I
______ ENGL 3342 – History of Form II
______ ENGL 3360 – Women in Literature
______ ENGL 3371 – Southwestern Literature
______ ENGL 3372 – Folklore and Mythology
______ ENGL 3374 – Folklore of the Mexican American

4. British Literature


______ ENGL 3318 – British Literature before 1485
______ ENGL 3319 – Sixteenth-Century Prose and Poetry
______ ENGL 3323 – Seventeenth-Century Prose & Poetry
______ ENGL 3330 – Restoration & Eighteenth-Century Literature
______ ENGL 4308 – Chaucer
______ ENGL 4309 – Milton
______ ENGL 4347 – British Novel through the Eighteenth Century

5. British Literature since 1800


______ ENGL 3304 – Gothic Literature
______ ENGL 3333 – Romantic Literature
______ ENGL 3337 – Victorian Literature
______ ENGL 3343 – British Poetry 1900 to the Present
______ ENGL 4325 – British Drama since 1880
______ ENGL 4348 – British Novel: Nineteenth-Century
______ ENGL 4349 – British Novel: Twentieth-Century

6. American Literature Through 1900


______ ENGL 3311 – American Literature to 1865
______ ENGL 4316 – American Nonfiction and Poetry to 1900
______ ENGL 4317 – American Fiction to 1900
______ ENGL 4350 –Major American Writers through 1900

6. American Literature Since 1900


______ ENGL 3312 – American Literature 1865 to the Present
______ ENGL 3344 – American Poetry 1900 to the present
______ ENGL 4318 – Early Twentieth-Century American Fiction
______ ENGL 4319 – American Fiction 1945 to the present
______ ENGL 4322 – American Drama
______ ENGL 4351 – Major American Writers since 1900

Electives


3300-4300 Upper Division Literature Courses
(Other substitutes – ENGL 3301 – Literary Studies-- ENGL 4340 – Advanced Literary Studies)

Degree Plan (PDF)Updated 1/27/11, contact Mike Mullins with any questions.