Literature Concentration

2016-17 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

If you entered before the 2005-2006 academic year, please use this link to view the Literature Concentration.

For a checklist for the Literature concentration, please click here.

An English major with a concentration in Literature requires the following courses:

An ENG 200-level literature course
Majors in Literature concentration must choose a
survey course from ENG 221-224.

4 sh

An ENG 200-level or above writing course
(ENG 210-219; 310-319)
4 sh

An ENG 200-level or above language course
(ENG 201-209, 301-309)

4 sh

One 300-level literature course

4 sh

One 300-level English course, preferably outside one's concentration

4 sh

Total Core Requirement

20 sh


One additional survey course from ENG 221-224

4 sh

Four additional 200-300 level literature courses chosen from at least 3 of the following categories:

16 sh

Historical Studies (ENG 320-329)
Cultural Studies (ENG 330-339
Author Studies (ENG 340-349)
Genre Studies (ENG 350-359)
Critical Practice and Theory (ENG 200, 250, 333, 362)

ENG 495 Senior Seminar: Literature4 sh

Other Requirements:


At least one literature course must have a global/multicultural designation


At least two literature courses must have a pre-1800 designation


At least 20 hours of literature must be at the 300-level or above


A course may satisfy multiple requirements if possible



44 sh

This page was updated August 10, 2016.