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Majors and Minors for English

English Major Requires the bachelor of arts degree. Consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours and includes eight core courses (totaling 24 credit hours), plus five elective courses (totaling 15 credit hours). In selecting the five elective courses, majors choose one of three tracks (writing, literary studies, or language and literature). Core Courses: 24 credit hours consisting of the following eight courses: ENG 200 Introduction to English Studies ENG 310 Professional Writing ENG 330 Shakespeare -or- ENG 400 Seminar in a Major Literary Figure ENG 401 American Literature I ENG 402 American Literature II ENG 405 English Literature I ENG 406 English Literature II ENG 450 Senior Seminar Track 1—Writing Core plus five courses numbered 250–324 Track 2—Literary Studies Core plus five courses numbered 325 or above Track 3—Language and Literature Core plus five courses numbered 201 and above ENG 480, 490 and 499 may count as electives in any of the three tracks for the English major. English Minor Consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours. The following courses are required: ENG 200 Introduction to English Studies ENG 401 American Literature I -or- ENG 402 American Literature II ENG 405 English Literature I -or- ENG 406 English Literature II One 300‑level writing course chosen from ENG courses numbered 310 to 324 In addition to these four required courses, students minoring in English choose at least three elective courses from departmental offerings. American Studies Concentration Consists of 12 credit hours from the following courses: ENG 224 Introduction to American Studies Arts and Literature Choose one course from the following: ENG 220 American Folklore ENG 390 Southern Literature ENG 401 American Literature I ENG 402 American Literature II MUS 232 American Music MUS 233 Jazz in America COMM 230 Mass Media and Society Multiculturalism, Ethnicity, Class and Gender Choose one course from the following: ENG 221 Images of the “Folk” in Literature ENG 231 The Image of the American Indian in Literature ENG 243 Native American Literature and Culture HIST 340 American Indian History SOC 228 Racial and Ethnic Studies History and Culture Choose one course from the following: ECON 310 U.S. Economic and Business History ENG 222 American Lives HIST 201 History of the United States to 1877 HIST 202 History of the United States since 1877 HIST 365 Foundations of American Religion HIST 462 History of the United States South SOC 238 Introduction to Material Culture Studies Any ENG course numbered 325 to 400 will satisfy the general education literature requirement.