Mar 01, 2024
For additional programs and courses in this department, see English.
A minimum of 46 credit hours, including:
Six additional courses (18 credit hours) at the 300- and 400-level, of which at least six credit hours must be at the 400-level. While a concentration in the major is not required, some students may elect to fulfill either a literature or writing concentration.*
*Optional Literature Concentration
18 credit hours of electives at the 300- and 400-level must include at least 12 credit hours in literature, including:
*Optional Writing Concentration
18 credit hours of electives at the 300- and 400-level must include at least 12 credit hours in writing. At least six credit hours must be 400-level writing courses.
Skill Practice Requirement
Two terms of ENG 128, ENG 130 or MED 152. An approved internship may be substituted for a practicum.
A maximum of six credit hours may be earned in English department practica. The practica credits do not count towards the major or minor; however, these credits do count towards graduation.
Licensure for Secondary Education in English
English Studies major with Secondary Education Supplemental major: A typical student will need over 120 total credit hours to complete this degree. Within the coursework required for the English Studies major, students seeking Secondary Education certification in Language Arts must fulfill the following specific requirements:
- One of the 200-level writing courses must be ENG 285 - Writing Theories and Practices.
- At least three courses at or above the 300-level must be literature courses and at least one of these must be American and one must be British literature.
- We recommend a course in Drama (required for certification to teach Drama). This must be either ENG 401 - Seminar in Drama, or ENG 407 - Seminar in Selected Authors where there is drama or a dramatist in the title.