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Degree AwardedBA
Hours To Complete36
Courses Required10
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  • One course in close reading and literary form (ENG 205)
  • Three courses in literary histories (one pre-1700, one 1700-1900, one 20th/21st century)
  • One course in theories and methods of research, interpretation, and analysis (e.g., ENG 368, 370, 384, 385, 483, or 485, or a special topics course featuring theories/methods)
  • Two courses in diverse perspectives (one focused on race, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial/decolonial perspectives, and one course focused on historically marginalized writers, cultures, or social perspectives: for example, courses on gender, sexuality, disability, environmental concerns, and/or class)
  • At least three electives originating in English or cross-listed in English

Important: The following courses do not count towards the major: ENG 101, 181, 190, and 496R (and their equivalents in ENGRD and ENGCW). No more than two creative writing courses may count toward the major.

All ten courses must be taken for a letter grade. At least five of the courses must be at the 300- or 400-level. With an advisor’s approval, certain courses may be used fulfill more than one requirement area.Up to two courses taken in Creative Writing (ENGCW) and/or the Writing Program (ENGRD) may count towards the English major.