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General English Studies Concentration

English Major Advisement Audit for General English Studies Concentration

All students declaring the English major are automatically enrolled in the General English Studies program unless and until they formally declare one of the other concentration options listed on the following pages. The General English Studies program allows students to explore the expanse of English studies, sampling courses from all the concentration areas and developing a breadth of knowledge in this diverse field of study.

Writing Intensive Gateway:

Students in the General English Studies concentration may choose any two courses from ENG 203, ENG 204, and ENG 205.

General English Studies Concentration Requirements (15 Credits)

Category I: Literary Analysis, Form, and Theory - 3 credits

Choose one course:

  • ENG 125 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 130 Literary Analysis
  • ENG 225 Fiction
  • ENG 226 Drama
  • ENG 227 Poetry
  • ENG 242 Literature & Cultural Studies
  • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry
  • ENG 358 Literary Theory
  • ENG 359 Film Theory

Category II: Literary History and Traditions (3 credits)

Choose one course:

  • ENG 214 English Literature to 1798
  • ENG 215 English Literature from 1798
  • ENG 223 Survey of American LIteature
  • ENG 234 Contemporary Fiction
  • ENG 317 Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 321 19th Century American Short Story
  • ENG 325 Modern Drama
  • ENG 327 Renaissance Drama
  • ENG 328 Children's Literature
  • ENG 332 Modern British and American Poetry
  • ENG 333 The Modern Novel
  • ENG 335 Shakespeare's Comedies
  • ENG 336 Shakespeare's Tragedies

Category III: Literature in Cultural Context (3 credits)

Choose one course:

  • ENG 216 Scottish Literature and Culture
  • ENG 218 18th Century Britain in Global Context
  • ENG 228 Poetry of Women
  • ENG 233 Contemporary Poetry
  • ENG 252 Literature & Culture of the Harlem Renaissance
  • ENG 255 African American Literature
  • ENG 256 Native American Literature
  • ENG 257 Contemporary Drama & Society
  • ENG 258 Asian American Literature
  • ENG 259 Chicano/Chicana Literature & Culture
  • ENG 260 Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • ENG 307 Medieval Women Mystics
  • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry
  • ENG 313 Native American Novel
  • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies
  • ENG 316 Love & War in Medieval British Literature
  • ENG 318 Restoration Literature
  • ENG 319 Age of Sensibility
  • ENG 320 Victorian Literature & Culture
  • ENG 322 The Romantic Period
  • ENG 329 Young Adult Literature
  • ENG 330 Science Fiction
  • ENG 331 Early Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • ENG 337 Sex and Love in Chaucer
  • ENG 339 Shakespeare and Film
  • ENG 342 Literature of New England
  • ENG 344 Literature of Africa
  • ENG 350 Southwestern Literature
  • ENG 351 Feminist Theories
  • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature
  • ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900
  • ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers
  • ENG 360 Digital Game Studies
  • ENG 399 The Lord of the Rings

Category IV: Rhetoric and Composition (3 credits)

Choose one course:

  • ENG 206 Multimodal Writing Workshop
  • ENG 271 Classical Rhetoric
  • ENG 272 Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism
  • ENG 273 Introductory to Topics in Rhectoric and Composition
  • ENG 300 Business and Technical Writing
  • ENG 305 Composing Multimodal Narratives
  • ENG 306 Digital Rhetorics and Literacies
  • ENG 362 Writing for Digital Environments
  • ENG 370 Composition Theory & Pedagogy
  • ENG 371 Rhetoric and Cultural Studies
  • ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric & Composition
  • ENG 374 Rhetoric of Hollywood Film
  • ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 393 Latinx and Chicanx Rhetorics
Category V: Creative Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 207 Forms in Creative Writing
  • ENG 209 Writing for Children and Young Adult
  • ENG 301 Writing Fiction 
  • ENG 302 Writng Poetry
  • ENG 305 Composing Multimodal Narratives 
  • ENG 308 Playwriting
  • ENG 353 Storytelling 
  • ENG 369 Cultrual Studies & Creative Writing
  • ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad
  • ENG 376 Advanced Forms, Theory, & Pratice in Creative Writing 
  • ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENG 381 Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENG 382 Advanced Poetry Workshop

Certain sections of ENG 365 Topics in Literature or Language or ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition may be designated as meeting course requirement in the above categories. Students should see the department chair or website for more information.