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    Mar 21, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English with a concentration in Literature, BA

The English department plays a pivotal role in developing a student’s writing and critical analysis skills. While pursuing the Bachelor of Arts with a major in English, you can choose from concentrations in literature, writing and rhetoric, creative writing, and language arts with secondary teacher certification.


Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  requirements.

Literature concentration, 24 hours

 No fewer than three 4000-level courses must be included in the 24 hours.

One course chosen from

One course each in four of the five historical periods

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

Historical period courses

Other course requirements



Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Other requirements

A minimum grade of C is required in all English courses counting toward the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English and a concentration in literature.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all English courses is required for graduation.