Feb 04, 2023  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

English - Literature Emphasis (B.A.)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, describe, and compare the features of a variety of genres across different historical periods and cultures.
  • Apply a range of literary theories and/or critical perspectives through close reading and analysis.
  • Articulate interpretations and critical positions through presentations and academic essays.
  • Conduct scholarly research.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.  

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Foreign Language requirement 16 Credits

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education  Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

English - Literature Curriculum (48 Credits)


ENGL 2400 is required for English majors and minors as a prerequisite to 3000- and 4000-level classes, and with ENGL 2700 for 4000-level classes.

Required 2000-Level Course (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Additional Survey Course (3 Credits)

Select one of the following:

Required 4000-Level Literature Courses (12 Credits)

Select 12 credits from the following courses:


Each of the above courses may be taken twice with different topics/themes.

Additional Required Courses (6 Credits)

Free Electives (21-29 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.A. Degree: 120

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