English Literature, B.A.

I. Major Program Requirements

Required classes:

ENLE200Literary Studies (WI)


ENWR264Introduction to Creative Writing (WI)


ENLE404Literary Theory & Criticism


ENWR498Capstone Seminar (WI)


Seven upper-division literature courses:

a. Two upper-division (300-400 level) courses from these periods of Unites States Literature:

Early U.S. Literature

19th Century U.S. Literature

20th Century U.S. Literature

b. Two upper-division (300-400 level) courses from these periods of British Literature:



Restoration and 18th Century British

19th Century British

20th Century British

c. Two upper-division (300-400 level) courses in Global Literature

d. One additional literature elective (200, 300, or 400 level).

The department strongly encourages majors to take one literature course in a language other than English.

Two courses in language and theory beyond ENLE 200 and ENLE 404:

One ENLE language course

One ENLE elective (Substitutions in this area may include PHIL 261 or PHIL 315.)

II. Other Program Requirements

A second modern or classical language through the intermediate level.

Minimum 39 credits, 13 courses, plus foreign language