The Bachelor of Arts degree in English LITERATURE CONCENTRATION


Dr. Margarita Marinova on Literary Studies
/ Charles Nuckols (English, 2009)

Literature (contact Dr. Jean Filetti)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English
Literature Concentration
The Literature Concentration seeks to attract students
interested in the study of British, American and world
literary traditions. The dynamic English core courses provide
majors with the opportunity to explore fundamental
questions about the formal beauties of individual works,
the status of literature within culture, the literary history
of a period, the achievements of major authors, the defi ning
characteristics of genres, the politics of interpretation,
and the methods of literary scholarship and research.
Upper-level literature courses examine a variety of issues
in depth. These may include how biographical, historical,
cultural, or political contexts shed light on literary texts;
how issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality may infl uence
the production and reception of literature; and how
our understanding of narrative can offer insights into our
own lives and experiences.
In addition to requiring successful completion of the
liberal learning curriculum, the literature concentration requires
successful completion of the English major core (21
credit hours) and any six courses (18 credit hours) from the
literature courses below, with the grade of C- or better.
1. ENGL 200, 201, 202;
2. ENGL 308W;
3. ENGL 490W;
4. Select one: ENGL 250, 309W, 353W;
5. Select one: ENGL 421, ENGL 423;
6. Six additional courses (18 credits) selected from:
ENGL 304W, 313, 315, 316, 320W, 324, 341, 342,
343, 345, 346, 356W, 372, 373, 374, 380, 381, 393,
394, 395 (topics in literature only), 410, 412, 415,
428, 429, 476, 495 (topics in literature only), 499,
512, 514.
University Catalog for English Department courses (.pdf)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in English
WRITING CONCENTRATION

• Contact Dr. Jean Filetti

Writing courses develop students’ interests in imaginative
and professional writing, to include creative nonfiction, public
relations and grant writing, and multimedia texts. The
Writing Concentration in the English Major emphasizes
the symbiotic nature in literary studies and writing. Skill in
literary interpretation gives students important contexts for
understanding human experience and assuming leadership
roles in civic society.
In addition to requiring successful completion of the
liberal learning curriculum, the writing concentration requires
successful completion of the English major core (21
credit hours) and any six courses (18 credit hours) from the
writing courses below, with the grade of C- or better.
1. ENGL 200, 201, 202;
2. ENGL 308W;
3. ENGL 490W;
4. Select one: ENGL 250, 309W, 353W;
5. Select one: ENGL 421, ENGL 423;
6. Six additional courses (18 credits), selected from:
ENGL 250, 309W, 339W, 339L, 350, 351W, 352,
353W, 430, 450, 452W, 453, 454W, 462, 491, 499.

University Catalog for English Department courses (.pdf)





_________________________________________________________________________________________________________