English Major Checklist

Major Requirements Offered Fall 2016
211 or 212 One British Lit. Survey 211: Brit Survey to 1800
221 or 222 One American  Lit. Survey 221: Amer Survey to Civil War
224, 226, 228, or 230 One "literature of difference"  226: Literature and Gender
300, 301, 302, 303, or 304 One period course 302: 18th-Century Literature
330, 334, or 335 Shakespeare, Chaucer, or Milton at the 300-level 335: Milton
380 Literary Theory & Criticism 380: Literary Criticism
480 (3 hours) Capstone seminar* 480: Capstone
481 (1 hour) Research methods seminar 481: Research Methods
Additional Requirement: Four English Electives Offered Fall 2016
Any two 300-level courses Two 300-level electives not being used to fulfill other requirements

302: 18th-Century Literature

320: The Short Story

322: Contemporary Fiction

335: Milton

385: Civil War and Amer Identity   

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 to 1800

221: Amer Survey to Civil War

270: Intro to Shakespeare

302: 18th-Century Literature

385: Civil War and Amer Identity

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)  

*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.