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Course Requirements – Literary Studies

Major in Literary Studies

A student majoring in literary studies must earn a minimum grade of C- in ENG 101 Composition I and ENG 102 Composition II.

Courses Required in the Major (36 credit hours):

  • ENG 200 Introduction to Literary Studies (3 credits)
  • ENG 240 Survey of English Literature to 1789 (3 credits)
  • ENG 241 Survey of English Literature since 1789 (3 credits)
  • ENG 260 Survey of American Literature to 1865 (3 credits)
  • ENG 261 Survey of American Literature since 1865 (3 credits)
  • ENG 303 History of the English Language (3 credits)
  • ENG 370 Critical Approaches to Literature (3credits)
  • ENG 496 Senior Thesis (3 credits)

PLUS 3 credits each from the following four categories* (total of 12 credits)

  • American Literature (AL)
  • English Literature (EL)
  • Literature and Culture (LC)
  • Genres, Themes, and Movements (GTM)

*A single course may count toward multiple category requirements The remainder of the student’s program should be designed to support the literary studies major with courses from other disciplines and to establish