REQUIREMENTS FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS TRACK - Total 36 credits

 

Literary Heritage (18 credits required)

 

A. Survey of Development and Period

 

Lower-division (100-200 level)

Both of the following (6 credits):

 

        ENGL 221 - British Literature to 1798

        ENGL 222 - British Literature Since 1798

 

Upper-division (300-400 level)

Two of the following (6 credits). One course from this group or from the Literary Genre group below must represent literature before 1798 (courses marked with an asterisk at the end).

 

        ENGL 321 - Medieval British Literature*

        ENGL 323 - British Renaissance Literature*

        ENGL 324 - British Literature of the Later Renaissance*

        ENGL 325 - Eighteenth Century British Literature*

        ENGL 326 - The English Romantic Period

        ENGL 327 - The Victorian Age

        ENGL 341 - History and Literature of the Old Testament*

        ENGL 431 - Literature of the American Romantic Period

        ENGL 432 - Literature of the American Realistic Period

 

B. Literary Genre

Upper-division (300-400 level)

One of the following (3 credits):

        ENGL 322 - British Medieval and Renaissance Drama*

        ENGL 331 - American Drama

        ENGL 344 - The Continental Novel

        ENGL 345 - Perspectives in World Drama*

        ENGL 346 - Modem Drama

        ENGL 420 - Development of the British Novel: Eighteenth Century*

        ENGL 421 - Development of the British Novel: Nineteenth Century

        ENGL 422 - Development of the British Novel: Twentieth Century

        ENGL 423 - Modem British Poetry

        ENGL 433 - American Short Story

        ENGL 435 - Development of the American Novel: Nineteenth Century

        ENGL 436 - Development of the American Novel: Twentieth Century

        ENGL 437 - American Poetry Through Frost

        ENGL 438 - Modem American Poetry

        ENGL 439 - Modern World Poetry

        ENGL 441 - Modem Fiction to World War II

        ENGL 442 - Modern Fiction Since World War II

 

C. Thematic and Topical Studies

 

Lower or upper division (200-400 level)

One of the following (3 credits):

 

        ENGL 233 - Survey of African-American Literature

        ENGL 234 - Major Writers in African-American Literature

        ENGL 235 - Ethnic-American Literature

        ENGL 236 - American Indian Literature: 1772-Present

        ENGL 237 - 19th & 20th Century Jewish Literature

        ENGL 243 - Introduction to Classical Mythology

        ENGL 244 - Introduction to Folklore

        ENGL 270 - Ideas in Literature

        ENGL 290 - Special Studies in Literature

        ENGL 342 - Folklore and Literature

        ENGL 343 - Myth and Literature

        ENGL 347 - World Literature Written in English

        ENGL 363 - Film and Literature

        ENGL 370 - Special Topics: Literature of Women

        ENGL 371 - Women Poets: Themes and Images

        ENGL 372 - Women Writers

        ENGL 373-79 - Themes in Literature

        ENGL 471-74,476-77 - Topics (when applicable)

        ENGL 485-86 - Seminar (when applicable

 

Analysis and Research (9 credits required)

 

A. Analysis of Genre

 

Lower-division (100-200 level)

The following course (3 credits):

 

        ENGL 261 - Elements of Poetry

B. Literary Analysis and Research

 

Upper-division (300-400 level)

The following course (3 credits)*:

 

        ENGL 361 - Literary Research and Applied Criticism

*Note: The Department urges students to enroll for ENGL 361 very early in their program of study. The course develops skills in research, analysis, and critical writing that they will find invaluable as they complete their upper-division requirements.  Effective Fall 2005, the cataloge number for this course has been changed to ENGL 300.

 

C. Study of Major Figure and Related Scholarship

 

Upper-division (300-400 level)

One of the following (3 credits each)*:

 

        ENGL 425 - Chaucer

        ENGL 427 - Shakespearean Comedy

        ENGL 428 - Shakespearean Tragedy

        ENGL 429 - Milton and The Humanist Tradition

 

*Note: With approval of departmental advisor and chairperson, a student may substitute experience in a seminar or topics course to meet this requirement-if the substitute focuses on a Major Figure.

 

Language, Linguistics, and Literary Criticism (3 credits required)

 

Upper-division (300-400 level)

One of the following (3 credits each):

 

        ENGL 350 - Comparative Grammar

        ENGL 351 - Historical Linguistics

        ENGL 352 - Structural Linguistics

        ENGL 353 - History of the American Language

        ENGL 373 - Themes in Literature (when focused on critical theory)

        ENGL 451 - History of the American Language

        ENGL 452 - Structure of the English Language

        ENGL 461 - History of Literary Criticism

        ENGL 462 - Modern Literary Theory

        ENGL 475 - Topics in Linguistics

 

Writing (6 credits required)

 

Lower-division (100-200 level)

One of the following (3 credits):

 

        ENGL 102 - Writing for a Liberal Education (formerly College Writing) or

        ENGL 190 - Honors College Writing

 

Upper-division (300-400 level) 

One of the following (3 credits):

 

        ENGL 313 - Advanced Composition

        ENGL 315 - Creativity and Style in Writing Non-Fiction

        ENGL 317 - Writing for Business and Industry

        ENGL 318 - Advanced Informational Writing

        WMST 333 - Women's Words, Women's Lives

        WRIT 411 - Organizational Communication

 

 

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