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Bachelor of Arts in English

English Major with Pre-Law Option

Program Curriculum

Degree Core Requirements 1
Foundational Work
ENGL 1004Books, Libraries, Archives3
ENGL 1514Language and Society3
ENGL 2604Introduction to Critical Reading3
Literary Traditions
ENGL 2534American Literary History3
ENGL 2544British Literary History3
Critical Frameworks
ENGL 3324Acts of Interpretation 23
Digital Literacy
ENGL 3844Writing and Digital Media3
Major Requirements
Prose Narrative
Select one of the following:3
The Postcolonial Novel
Topics in World Novels
The American Novel
The British Novel
Contemporary Fiction
Diverse Literary Traditions
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African-American Literature
Contemporary Native American Literatures
Topics in Literature by Women
Ethnic Literature for Children
Ethnic American Literature
Law and Literature
ENGL 3684Literature and the Law3
Select one of the following:3
Gender and Linguistics
Language and Ethnicity in the United States
Technical Editing and Style
Free Elective in English
Select three hours of English at the 3000 or 4000 level3
Capstone Experience
ENGL 4784Senior Seminar3
Free Electives
Select 36 hours of Free Electives36
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select three hours in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select six hours in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select six hours in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
Select six hours in Pathway 46
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
Select six hours in Pathway 5f6
Select three hours in Pathway 5a3
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select three hours in Pathway 6a3
Select three hours in Pathway 6d3
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select three hours in Pathway 73
Total Credits120

In accordance with university guidelines, courses satisfying degree core requirements may not be double counted to satisfy other areas of a degree (e.g. Pathways).


Course has other pre-requisites/co-requisites and/or enrollment requirements. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog or consult your advisor for information about the specific pre-req/co-req or enrollment requirements for a specific course.

Note: All English courses above the 1000-level have as a pre-requisite completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement—i.e., completion of 1106 or COMM 1016 Communication Skills.

Undergraduate English Courses

ENGL 1004Books, Libraries, Archives3
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing3
ENGL 1504Introduction to Contemporary Linguistics3
ENGL 1514Language and Society3
ENGL 1524Language and the Mind3
ENGL 1604Introduction to Poetry3
ENGL 1614Introduction to Short Fiction3
ENGL 1624Introduction to Detective Fiction3
ENGL 1634Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENGL 1644Introduction to World Literature3
ENGL 1654Introduction to Science Fiction and Fantasy3
ENGL 1664Introduction to Womens Literature3
ENGL 1704The Harry Potter Phenomenon3
ENGL 2034Analyzing the Sounds of Language3
ENGL 2534American Literary History3
ENGL 2544British Literary History3
ENGL 2604Introduction to Critical Reading3
ENGL 2634Writing and Social Justice3
ENGL 2644
AFST 2644
Introduction to African-American Literature
and Introduction to African-American Literature
ENGL 2744Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 2804
AINS 2804
Contemporary Native American Literatures
and Contemporary Native American Literatures
ENGL 3104Introduction to Professional Writing3
ENGL/WGS 3134Gender and Linguistics3
ENGL/RLCL/SOC 3144Language and Ethnicity in the United States3
ENGL 3154Literature, Medicine, and Culture3
ENGL 3204Medieval Literature3
ENGL 3214Renaissance Literature3
ENGL 3234Romantic Literature3
ENGL 3244Victorian Literature3
ENGL 3264Modernist British Literature3
ENGL 3274Modernist American Literature3
ENGL/AINS 3304The Languages of Native America3
ENGL/TA 3315Playwriting3
ENGL 3324Acts of Interpretation3
ENGL 3364Topics in Literature by Women3
ENGL 3514Ethnic Literature for Children3
ENGL 3524Literature for Children3
ENGL 3534Literature and the Environment3
ENGL/CINE 3544Literature and Cinema3
ENGL 3624Appalachian Literature3
ENGL 3644The Postcolonial Novel3
ENGL 3654Ethnic American Literature3
ENGL 3684Literature and the Law3
ENGL 3684HLiterature and the Law3
ENGL 3694Topics in World Novels3
ENGL 3704Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENGL 3714Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENGL 3724Creative Writing: Creative Non-fiction3
ENGL 3734Community Writing3
ENGL 3734HCommunity Writing3
ENGL 3744Writing Center Theory and Practice3
ENGL 3744HWriting Center Theory and Practice3
ENGL 3754Advanced Composition3
ENGL 3764Technical Writing3
ENGL 3774Business Writing3
ENGL 3804Technical Editing and Style3
ENGL 3814Creating User Documentation3
ENGL 3824Visual Rhetoric and Document Design3
ENGL 3834Intercultural Issues in Professional Writing3
ENGL 3844Writing and Digital Media3
ENGL 3954Study Abroad1-9
ENGL 4004Linguistic Discourse Analysis3
ENGL 4054History of the English Language3
ENGL 4074Syntax3
ENGL 4084Conducting Research in the Language Sciences3
ENGL 4114Chaucer3
ENGL 4124Introduction to Old English3
ENGL/PSYC 4134Language Development3
ENGL 4144Phonology3
ENGL 4164Studies in Shakespeare3
ENGL 4214Milton3
ENGL/STS 4314Narrative Medicine3
ENGL/STS 4314HNarrative Medicine3
ENGL 4434The American Novel3
ENGL 4444The British Novel3
ENGL 4504Modern Poetry3
ENGL 4514Contemporary Poetry3
ENGL 4624Studies in a British Author after 18003
ENGL 4634Studies in an American Author before 19003
ENGL 4644Studies in an American Author after 19003
ENGL 4664Contemporary Fiction3
ENGL 4674Studies in Contemporary Culture3
ENGL 4684Special Topics in Literature3
ENGL 4704Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENGL 4714Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENGL 4724Creative Writing: Fiction for Young People3
ENGL 4784Senior Seminar3
ENGL 4804Grant Proposals and Reports3
ENGL 4814Developing Online Content3
ENGL 4824Science Writing3
ENGL 4854Writing, Research, Study Abroad3
ENGL 4874Issues in Professional and Public Discourse3
ENGL 4954Study Abroad: Issues and Texts1-6

Satisfactory Progress Toward the B.A. in English, Major in English: Pre-Education Option

Satisfactory progress toward the B.A. in English, Major in English: Pre-Law Option, requires that upon having attempted 72 credits (including transfer, advanced placement, advanced standing, credit by examination, and course withdrawal), students must have passed 12 of the required credits in the English Core (Section I) and have attained a GPA of 2.0 or better both within the major and overall.

In order to graduate, students must complete the degree with a GPA of 2.0 or better both within the English Major: Pre-Law Option and overall. All English courses above the 1000-level are factored into the in-major GPA.

Foreign Language Requirement

  • 3 years in high school or
  • 2 years in high school + FL 1106 or
  • Less than 2 years in high school + FL 1105 + FL 1106