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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

  • Choose two courses:
    • ENG 203^ Introduction to Writing Literary Criticism - 3 credits
    • ENG 204^ Introduction to Writing Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 205***^ Introduction to Creative Writing - 3 credits

Subtotal: 6 credits

General English Studies Concentration Requirements

 

Category I: Literary Analysis, Form, and Theory

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 125 Introduction to Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 130 Literary Analysis - 3 credits
    • ENG 225 Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 226 Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 227 Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 242 Literature and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 358 Literary Theory - 3 credits
    • ENG 359 Film Theory - 3 credits

Category II: Literary History and Traditions

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 214 English Literature to 1798 - 3 credits
    • ENG 215 English Literature from 1798 - 3 credits
    • ENG 223 Survey of American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 234 Contemporary Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 317 Renaissance Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 321 19th Century American Short Story - 3 credits
    • ENG 325 Modern Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 327 Renaissance Drama - 3 credits
    • ENG 328 Children's Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 332 Modern British and American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 333 The Modern Novel - 3 credits
    • ENG 335 Shakespeare's Comedies - 3 credits
    • ENG 336 Shakespeare's Tragedies - 3 credits

Category III: Literature in Cultural Context

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 216** Scottish Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 218** 18th Century Britain in Global Context - 3 credits
    • ENG 228 Poetry of Women - 3 credits
    • ENG 233 Contemporary Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 252 Literature and Culture of the Harlem Renaissance - 3 credits
    • ENG 255 African American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 256 Native American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 257 Contemporary Drama and Society - 3 credits
    • ENG 258 Asian American Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 259 Chicano/Chicana Literature amd Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 260 Introduction to Women’s Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 307 Medieval Women Mystics - 3 credits
    • ENG 310 Contemporary African American Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 313 Native American Novel - 3 credits
    • ENG 314 Indigenous Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 316 Love and War in Medieval British Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 318 Restoration Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 319 Age of Sensibility - 3 credits
    • ENG 320 Victorian Literature and Culture - 3 credits
    • ENG 322 The Romantic Period - 3 credits
    • ENG 329 Young Adult Literature in a Multicultural World - 3 credits
    • ENG 330 Science Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 331 Early 18th Century Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 337 Sex and Love in Chaucer - 3 credits
    • ENG 339 Shakespeare and Film - 3 credits
    • ENG 342 Literature of New England - 3 credits
    • ENG 344 Literature of Africa - 3 credits
    • ENG 350 Southwestern Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 351 Feminist Theories - 3 credits
    • ENG 352 Lesbian Literature - 3 credits
    • ENG 356 Women Writers to 1900 - 3 credits
    • ENG 357 20th Century Women Writers - 3 credits
    • ENG 360 Digital Game Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 399 The Lord of the Rings - 3 credits

Category IV: Rhetoric and Composition

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 206 Digital Composition - 4 credits
    • ENG 271 Classical Rhetoric, Modern Contexts - 3 credits
    • ENG 272 Introduction to Rhetorical Criticism - 3 credits
    • ENG 273 Topics in Rhectoric and Composition - 3 credits
    • ENG 300 Business and Technical Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 305 Composing Digital Narratives - 4 credits
    • ENG 306 Digital Rhetorics and Literacies - 3 credits
    • ENG 362 Writing for Digital Environments - 3 credits
    • ENG 370 Composition - Theory and Pedagogy - 3 credits
    • ENG 371 Rhetoric and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
    • ENG 373 Studies in Rhetoric and Composition - 3 credits
    • ENG 374 Rhetoric of the Hollywood Film - 3 credits
    • ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 393 Chicanx and Latinx Rhetorics - 3 credits

Category V: Creative Writing

  • Choose one course:
    • ENG 207 Forms in Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 209 Writing for Children and Young Adult - 3 credits
    • ENG 301 Writing Fiction - 3 credits
    • ENG 302 Writng Poetry - 3 credits
    • ENG 305 Composing Digital Narratives  - 4 credits
    • ENG 308 Playwriting - 3 credits
    • ENG 353*** Storytelling - 3 credits
    • ENG 369*** Cultural Studies and Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 372 Creative Writing Abroad - 3 credits
    • ENG 376 Advanced Forms, Theory and Pratice in Creative Writing - 3 credits
    • ENG 380 Creative Nonfiction - 3 credits

Subtotal: 15 credits
Concentration total: 21 credits

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.

*approved substitution to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier I Social Sciences

**approved reuse to meet Liberal Arts Core Tier II Cultural Perspectives

***approved reuse to meet the Liberal Arts Core Tier II Creative Expression

^meets Stage 2 University Writing Requirement

^^meets Stage 3 University Writing Requirement