Courses

Courses

Be sure to refer to the Recommended Academic Plan and consult with your adviser regarding the proper sequence of courses.

For a B. HUM. degree in English, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

For the B. HUM. degree in English with Secondary Education Option, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

In addition to General Education requirements (45 credits), this major requires the following:

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 0-18 credits

BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 18 credits 
(See description of Bachelor of Humanities Degree Requirements in Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 45-65 credits 
(This includes 6-15 of General Education courses: General English Option, 6 credits of General Education Arts (GA) and/or Social and Behavioral Science (GS) courses; Secondary Education Option, 6 credits of General Education Quantification (GQ) courses, 3 credits of General Education Social Sciences (GS) courses, and 6 credits of General Humanities (GH) courses.

At least 15 credits of Prescribed, Additional, and/or Supporting courses must be taken at the 400 level.

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 21 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (6 credits)
ENGL 200W(3) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGL 444(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 221(3), ENGL 221W(3), ENGL 222(3), ENGL 222W(3), ENGL 231(3), ENGL 231W(3), ENGL 232(3), ENGL 232W(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits) (At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level)
Select 3 credits in American ethnic literature or African-American literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in world literature or comparative literature from department list (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits in American literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)
Select 3 credits in British literature at the 300 or 400 level from department list (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 24-53 credits

GENERAL ENGLISH OPTION: (24 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following: ENGL 050 GA(3), ENGL 210(3), ENGL 212(3), ENGL 213(3), ENGL 215(3), ENGL 250(3), ENGL 412(3), ENGL 413(3), ENGL 415(3), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), ENGL 420(3), ENGL 421(3), ENGL 422(3), ENGL 423(3), ENGL 425(3), ENGL 470(3), ENGL 491(3) (Sem: 3-8)
Select 3 credits from the following ENGL 100(3), ENGL 191 GH(3), ENGL 196 GH:US:IL(3), ENGL 261(3), ENGL 262 GH(3), ENGL 263 GH(3), ENGL 265 GH(3), ENGL 268 GH(3), ENGL 400(3), ENGL 401(3), ENGL 407(3), ENGL 458(3), ENGL 482(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 12 credits in Literature, Writing, and/or Rhetoric (Sem: 3-8)
Select 6 credits from General Education Arts (GA) and/or Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) (Sem: 3-8)

SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTION: (53 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (44 credits)
HD FS 239 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
EDPSY 014(3) (Sem: 1-3) 
C I 280 GH(3) (Sem: 3-4)
EDUC 313(2), EDUC 314(3), EDUC 315W US(3), EDUC 322(3), EDUC 416(3), EDUC 458(3), EDUC 490(12) (Sem: 5-8)
EDUC 459(3), ENGL 470W(3) (Sem: 6-7)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
Select 6 credits of General Education Quantification courses (GQ) with a MATH or STAT prefix (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits of GH literature from department list (Sem: 1-4)


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