Major in English



The major in English requires students to take 18 English courses (54 credit hours) at least 30 credit hours of which must be upper division courses (300 and 400 level) with at least nine credit hours of these at the 400 level. Students wishing to take more than 66 credit hours in English must obtain written permission from the Chair of the English Program.

The minimum requirement for completion of a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English is 120 credit hours.

Program Requirements

Subject Requirement

The major in English requires students to take 18 courses (54 credit hours) of English or approved ancillary courses and must include:

One of:
ENGL 100-3 Introduction to Literary Structures
ENGL 102-3 Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 103-3 Introduction to Fiction
ENGL 104-3 Introduction to Drama and/or Film

Both:
ENGL 211-3 Survey of English Literature I
ENGL 212-3 Survey of English Literature II

One of:
ENGL 200-3 Gender and Literary Theory
ENGL 300-3 Theory
ENGL 400-3 Contemporary Theory

Two of:
ENGL 210-3 Women and Literature: A Survey
ENGL 280-3 Shakespeare
     or ENGL 281-3 Introduction to Renaissance Literature
     or ENGL 381-3 Renaissance Literature
ENGL 282-3 Introduction to Restoration and 18th Century Literature
     or ENGL 382-3 Restoration and 18th Century Literature
ENGL 283-3 Introduction to Romantic Literature
     or ENGL 383-3 Romantic Literature
ENGL 284-3 Introduction to Victorian Literature
     or ENGL 384-3 Victorian Literature
     or ENGL 386-3 19th Century Literature in the United States
ENGL 285-3 Modern British Literature
     or ENGL 385-3 Modern and Contemporary Literature in the United States

Two of:
ENGL 320-3 First Nations Literature
ENGL 331-3 Genres in Canadian Literature
ENGL 340-3 Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 350-3 Comparative Literature
ENGL 410-3 Contemporary Women's Literature
ENGL 420-3 Advanced First Nations Literature
ENGL 430-3 Special Topics in Canadian Literature
ENGL 440-3 Postcolonial Literature I
ENGL 450-3 Special Topics in Comparative Literature

An additional 10 courses (30 credit hours) of English or approved ancillary courses (chosen to ensure fulfillment of upper division requirement).

Approved Ancillary Courses for a Major in English

Up to three of the following ancillary courses may be counted towards the English major requirements, but none may be counted towards an English minor.

WMST 209-3 Gender and Cultural Studies: An Introduction
WMST 304-3 Contemporary Women's Writing in an International Frame
Indigenous Women: Perspectives
WMST 309-3 Gender and Film
WMST 311-3 History of Feminist Theories
WMST 401-3 Cultural Studies: Gender, Race and Representation
WMST 411-3 Contemporary Feminist Theories

Note:  A maximum of three ancillary courses (nine credit hours) may be used to fulfill English subject requirements.

Students planning to continue on to a graduate degree in English should consult with English faculty and/or the receiving institution to assist them in determining which courses are most appropriate in fulfilling the additional 10 courses (30 credit hours) of English subject requirements.
Upper Division Requirement

At least 30 credit hours of the 54 required must be at 300 or 400 level, with at least nine credit hours of these at the 400 level.

Any of the required 300 or 400 level courses specified above can count towards the 30 credit hours required at the 300 or 400 level.

Elective Requirement

Electives at any level in any subject sufficient to ensure completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours.