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English Requirements

2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog:

Major:  Thirty-three semester hours of English, including at least twenty-four semester hours of upper- division coursework consisting of the following:

1. English 314J, 314L, or 314V (Area A)
2. English 316K (Area B)
3. An upper-division course in literature or language prior to 1630 (Area D)
4. An upper-division course in literature or language from 1630 to 1830 (Area E)
5. An upper-division course in literature or language from 1830 to 1940 (Area F)
6. An upper-division diverse perspectives course (Area G)
7. An upper-division single- or dual-author course (Area H)
8. An upper-division research seminar (Area I)
9. Nine additional semester hours of coursework in English, including at least six semester hours of upper-division coursework (Areas C and J)

A list of the courses in each area is available from the Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin 114, or here.

The student must make a grade of at least C- in each course counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted toward the major is also required.

Students are discouraged from taking more than six hours of coursework in English in a semester. No student may take more than nine hours of coursework in English in a semester.

Minor:  Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the foreign language requirement, the complete language sequence may be used, but must include a minimum of twelve hourse, at least six hours in residence.

2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog:

Major:  Thirty-three semester hours of English, including at least twenty-four semester hours of upper- division coursework consisting of the following:

1. English 314J, 314L, or 314V (Area A)
2. English 316K (Area B)
3. An upper-division course in literature or language prior to 1630 (Area D)
4. An upper-division course in literature or language from 1630 to 1830 (Area E)
5. An upper-division course in literature or language from 1830 to 1940 (Area F)
6. An upper-division diverse perspectives course (Area G)
7. An upper-division single- or dual-author course (Area H)
8. An upper-division research seminar (Area I)
9. Nine additional semester hours of coursework in English, including at least six semester hours of upper-division coursework (Areas C and J)

A list of the courses in each area is available from the Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin 114, or here.

The student must make a grade of at least C- in each course counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 in courses taken at the University and counted toward the major is also required.

Students are discouraged from taking more than six hours of coursework in English in a semester. No student may take more than nine hours of coursework in English in a semester.

Minor:  Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University. Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence. If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.


2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog:

Major: Thirty-three semester hours of English and rhetoric and writing, including twenty-four hours in three-semester-hour upper-division courses.  Lower-division coursework will typically include the following:

RHE 306, Rhetoric and Writing
E 314J, 314L, or 314V
E 316K, Masterworks of Literature (American, British, or World)

The upper-division coursework must consist of one course in each of the following six areas, as well as two additional upper-division English electives:

Area I, Single or Dual Author
Area II, Literary Period or Survey
Area III, Literary Genre or Theme
Area IV, Language or Writing
Area V, Comparative or Interdisciplinary
Area VI, Senior Seminar
and six additional hours of upper-division coursework from any of these areas (I-VI)

A list of the courses in each area is available from the Undergraduate Advising Office, Parlin 114, or here.

The student must make a grade of at least C in each course taken at the University and counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements.

Students are discouraged from taking more than six hours of coursework in English in a semester.  No student may take more than nine hours of coursework in English in a semester.

Minor: Twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one other field of study in the University.  Six of the required twelve hours must be taken in residence.  If the minor is in a foreign language other than that used to fulfill the foreign language requirement, the twelve hours may be lower-division but must include at least six hours beyond course 507 or the equivalent.

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