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English (BA)

Hours - 48 Credit Hours
Effective Jan. 2020
Last Revision 5/28/2020

Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 11 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 251 Fundamentals of Literature F, W, S 3
ENGL 342 Pacific Literatures W 3
ENGL 382 Shakespeare F, W 3
ENGL 490 Senior Seminar F, W, S 2


Additional Requirements — 24 Credits

Choose Two

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 318R Advanced Creative Writing W, S 3.0
ENGL 351 Literary Criticism and Theory S 3.0
ENGL 358R Special Studies: Major Authors or Genres Variable 3.0
ENGL 390R Special Topics in English Variable 3.0
ENGL 418R Writing for Publication F 3.0
ENGL 420 Literature for Young Adults W 3.0

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 341 World Literatures in English F 3.0
ENGL 343 Asian Literature S 3.0
ENGL 345R Ethnic Literature W 3.0

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Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 321 English Grammars F, W 3.0
ENGL 421 History of the English Language S 3.0

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Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 361 American Literature from the Beginnings to Mid-Nineteenth Century F 3.0
ENGL 362 American Literature from Mid-Nineteenth Century to World War I W 3.0

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Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 363 American Literature from 1914 - 1965 W 3.0
ENGL 364 American Literature from 1965 - Present F 3.0

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Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 371 English Literature to 1500: Medieval Period S 3.0
ENGL 372 English Literature from 1500 to 1660: Renaissance Period F 3.0
ENGL 373 English Literature from 1660 to 1780: The Restoration and Eighteenth Century W 3.0

Choose One

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 374 English Literature from 1780 to 1832: The Romantic Period S 3.0
ENGL 375 English Literature from 1832 to 1890: The Victorian Period F 3.0
ENGL 376 English Literature from 1890 to the Present W 3.0


English Concentrations


1- Literature

Take three additional courses from the following list:
ENGL 361, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376


2 - Creative Writing

Take ENGL 218R and two others from the following list

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 218R Introduction to Creative Writing F, W, S 3.0
ENGL 318R Advanced Creative Writing W, S 3.0
ENGL 319 Form and Craft of Literary Genres S 3.0
ENGL 392 Introduction to Literary Editing and Publishing/ Kula Manu W 3.0
ENGL 418R Writing for Publication F 3.0


3 - Professional Writing

Take all of the following

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 330 Writing for the Professions F 3.0
ENGL 331 Professional Career Writing W 3.0
ENGL 332 Writing for Social Media S 3.0


4 - World Literatures

Take two of the following. You cannot double-dip with the above requirements.

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 341 World Literatures in English F 3.0
ENGL 343 Asian Literature S 3.0
ENGL 345R Ethnic Literature Variable 3.0

Choose one additional course from:

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ENGL 361, 362, 363, 364, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, or 376 Variable 3.0


Foreign Language Requirement — 4 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
LANG 201 Foreign Language Variable 4.0


Contingent upon completion of the above-listed courses, we certify this student meets all MAJOR requirements.

No grade lower than a C- is allowed within the major requirements.


Program Outcomes

Upon completing a major in English, students will:

  • Comprehend and reflect upon the intellectual, moral, and aesthetic value and richness of literary texts.
  • Learn about and engage in informed discourse and debate about selected works of literature, criticism, and theory.
  • Find, analyze, evaluate, and assimilate new information related to the field of English studies.
  • Compose, revise, critique, and refine persuasive critical papers in edited English.
  • Communicate in a clear, concise, and convincing manner in public and professional settings.
  • Understand, organize, integrate, and document successfully data from primary and secondary sources.
  • Work effectively with people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
  • Prepare students for work or graduate school.