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Concentration in Literature

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Required courses, 18 hours

  • ENGL 1310 - College Writing I
  • ENGL 1320 - College Writing II
  • ENGL 3000 - Introduction to Literary Analysis and Interpretation Skills

Note: ENGL 3000 should be taken in the first 18 hours of English course work.

6ADDITIONAL HOURS

Students choose two of the following courses:

  • ENGL 2341 - Forms of Literature
  • ENGL 2321 - British Literature
  • ENGL 2326 - American Literature
  • ENGL 2331 - World Literature
  • ENGL 2351 - Mexican American Literature

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT

Students choose one course from the following.

  • ENGL 3920 - Ethnic American Literatures
  • ENGL 4220 - Contemporary North American Indigenous Literature
  • ENGL 4245 - Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • ENGL 4250 - Latinx Literature
  • ENGL 4255 - Mexican American Non-Fiction and Criticism
  • ENGL 4260 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 4270 - Modern Jewish Literature
  • ENGL 4670 - Gender and Sexuality in Literature

Required upper-division courses are:

One course chosen from:

  • ENGL 3430 - British Literature to 1780
  • ENGL 3830 - American Literature to 1870

Plus one course chosen from:

  • ENGL 3440 - British Anglophone Literature 1780 to the Present
  • ENGL 3840 - American Literature 1870 to the Present

Plus one course chosen from:

  • ENGL 4410 - Chaucer
  • ENGL 4430 - Shakespeare
  • ENGL 4440 - Milton
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)

Note: ENGL 4410, ENGL 4430, ENGL 4440, and ENGL 4450 will also count toward the historical period courses requirement.

Plus one course chosen from:

  • ENGL 3210 - Studies in Writing
  • ENGL 3200 - Rhetorical History and Historiography
  • ENGL 4150 - Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 4185 - Advanced Academic Writing
  • ENGL 4200 - Studies in Modern Rhetoric
  • ENGL 4210 -Studies in Modern Rhetoric

Plus one course each in four out of the five historical periods

Historical period courses: Medieval, Renaissance, 18th Century, 19th Century and 20th/21st Century (four total). See lists below.

Medieval literature

  • ENGL 3431 - Introduction to Early Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3432 - Introduction to Late Medieval Literature
  • ENGL 3433 - Medieval Women Writers
  • ENGL 4410 - Chaucer
  • ENGL 4431 - Studies in Medieval Literature

Designated sections of

  • ENGL 3910 - Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 3911 - Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 3913 - Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL 3924 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)
  • ENGL 4470 - British Drama
  • ENGL 4800 - Special Seminar in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 4850 - Literature in Context

Renaissance literature

  • ENGL 3434 - British Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 3435 - British Renaissance Poetry
  • ENGL 4430 - Shakespeare
  • ENGL 4432 - Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • ENGL 4440 - Milton
  • Designated sections of
  • ENGL 3910 - Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 3911 - Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 3913 - Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL 3924 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 4290 - World Drama
  • ENGL 4420 - Poetry
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)
  • ENGL 4470 - British Drama
  • ENGL 4800 - Special Seminar in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 4850 - Literature in Context

18th century literature

  • ENGL 3436 - Introduction to Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • ENGL 3831 - Introduction to the Literature of the Colonial Americas
  • ENGL 4433 - Studies in Restoration and 18th Century British Literature
  • ENGL 4831 - Studies in the Literature of the Eighteenth-Century Americas
  • Designated sections of
  • ENGL 3910 - Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 3911 - Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 3912 - Topics in American Literature
  • ENGL 3913 - Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL 4260 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 4250 - Latinx Literature
  • ENGL 3924 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 4290 - World Drama
  • ENGL 4400 - American Fiction
  • ENGL 4420 - Poetry
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)
  • ENGL 4470 - British Drama
  • ENGL 4500 - British Fiction
  • ENGL 4600 - Continental European Fiction
  • ENGL 4800 - Special Seminar in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 4850 - Literature in Context

19th century literature

  • ENGL 3441 - Introduction to Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 3442 - Introduction to Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 3832 - Nineteenth-Century American Poetry
  • ENGL 3833 - The American Renaissance
  • ENGL 3845 - Nineteenth-Century Literature of the U.S.-American West
  • ENGL 3847 - American Realism
  • ENGL 4260 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 4250 - Latinx Literature
  • ENGL 4434 - Studies in Romantic Literature
  • ENGL 4435 - Studies in Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 4832 - Studies in 19th-Century American Literature
  • Designated sections of
  • ENGL 3850 - The Literature of Texas and the Southwest
  • ENGL 3910 - Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 3911 - Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 3912 - Topics in American Literature
  • ENGL 3913 - Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL 3924 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 4290 - World Drama
  • ENGL 4400 - American Fiction
  • ENGL 4420 - Poetry
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)
  • ENGL 4470 - British Drama
  • ENGL 4500 - British Fiction
  • ENGL 4600 - Continental European Fiction
  • ENGL 4800 - Special Seminar in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 4850 - Literature in Context

20th and 21st century literature

  • ENGL 3450 - Short Story
  • ENGL 3843 - Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century American Poetry
  • ENGL 4220 - Contemporary North American Indigenous Literature
  • ENGL 4255 - Mexican American Non-Fiction and Criticism
  • ENGL 3920 - Ethnic American Literatures
  • ENGL 4260 - African American Literature
  • ENGL 4250 - Latinx Literature
  • ENGL 4270 - Modern Jewish Literature
  • ENGL 4300 - Modern Drama
  • ENGL 4480 - American Drama
  • ENGL 4841 - Studies in Modern Irish Literature
  • ENGL 4842 - Studies in British Modernism
  • ENGL 4844 - Studies in American Modernism
  • ENGL 4845 - Studies in Contemporary American Literature
  • Designated sections of
  • ENGL 3850 - The Literature of Texas and the Southwest
  • ENGL 3910 - Special Studies in Literature
  • ENGL 3911 - Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 3912 - Topics in American Literature
  • ENGL 3913 - Topics in World Literature
  • ENGL 3920 - Ethnic American Literatures
  • ENGL 3924 - Women's Literature
  • ENGL 4290 - World Drama
  • ENGL 4400 - American Fiction
  • ENGL 4420 - Poetry
  • ENGL 4450 - Special Studies in a Single or Dual Author(s)
  • ENGL 4470 - British Drama
  • ENGL 4500 - British Fiction
  • ENGL 4600 - Continental European Fiction
  • ENGL 4800 - Special Seminar in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 4850 - Literature in Context

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