English Major Checklist

Major Requirements Offered Spring 2016
211 or 212 One British Lit. Survey 212: Brit Survey from 1800
221 or 222 One American  Lit. Survey 222: American Survey from Civil War
224, 226, 228, or 230 One "literature of difference"  228: Postcolonial Literature
340: Toni Morrison
300, 301, 302, 303, or 304 One period course 301: Renaissance  Literature
330, 334, or 335 Shakespeare, Chaucer, or Milton at the 300-level 334: Shakespeare
380 Literary Theory & Criticism Offered next in Fall 2016
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 301: Renaissance Literature  
318: Modern Brit/Amer Novel
334: Shakespeare
340: Toni Morrison
360: Authorship
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  301: Renaissance Literature  
334: Shakespeare
360: Authorship
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 

241: Cinema

350: Poetry Writing

352: Fiction Writing


[1] As of fall 2013, the Catalogue reads: "Each major must enroll in English 480, the Capstone Seminar, and take as a corequisite 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."