English Major Checklist

Major Requirements Offered Fall 2015
211 or 212 One British Lit. Survey 211: Brit Survey through 1800
221 or 222 One American  Lit. Survey 221: American Survey to Civil War
224, 226, 228, or 230 One "literature of difference"  224:African American Literature
300, 301, 302, 303, or 304 One period course 304: Victorian Literature
330, 334, or 335 Shakespeare, Chaucer, or Milton at the 300-level 330: Chaucer
380 Literary Theory & Criticism 380: Lit. Theory and Criticism
480 (3 hours) Capstone seminar[1]  480: Capstone
481 (1 hour) Research methods seminar 481: Research Methods
Additional Requirement: Four English Electives Offered Fall 2015
Any two 300-level courses Two 300-level electives not being used to fulfill other requirements 304: Victorian Literature  
311: Epic Writing
317: The English Novel
323: Contemporary Poetry
330: Chaucer 
One pre-1900 Can include any of the following that are not being used to fulfill above requirements: 211, 221, 270, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 311, 313, 317, 330, 334, 335, 336, 360   211: Brit Survey through 1800
221: Amer Survey to Civil War
270: Intro to Shakespeare
304: Victorian Literature
311: Epic Writing
317: The English Novel
330: Chaucer
One any choice Any English course not being used to fulfill above requirements including 100- and 200-level courses and courses in creative writing. Any English course, including 
250 (Poetry Writing) 
252 (Fiction Writing)


[1] As of fall 2013, the Catalogue reads: "Each major must enroll in English 480, the Capstone Seminar, and take as a co-requisite English 481, the Research Methods Seminar. Students should take 480/481 during their senior year unless they are considering an honors project, in which case they should talk to their advisor about taking 480/481 during the second semester of their junior year. It is recommended that students complete 380 and two other 300-level courses before enrolling in the capstone.