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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature


The General English Major

I. MajorPrerequisites(C or better required)

A.    ENGL 287 (American Literature) and 288 (English Literature)

II. Major Requirements (C or better required)

A.  Two courses in pre-1800 Literature (6 semester hours)
     380 - Epic to Romance
     381 - The Renaissance
     382 - The Enlightenment
     390 - Great Books of the Western World I
     395 - Classical Drama
     400 - Early English Literature
     401 - Chaucer
     402 - Tudor Literature
     403 - The 17th Century
     404 - English Drama to 1660
     405 - Shakespeare's Tragedies
     406 - Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories
     407 - Milton
     410 - The Restoration and 18th Century
     414 - English Drama Since 1660 (if pre-1800)
     415 - The English Novel I
     419* - Topics in English Literature (if pre-1800)
     420 - American Literature to 1830
     429* - Topics in American Lit. (if pre-1800)
     430 – Topics in African Amer. Lit. (if pre-1800)
     437 – Women Writers (if-pre-1800)
     438A – Studies in Regional Lit. (South Carolina)
     438B – Studies in Regional Lit. (Scotland)
     438C – Studies in Regional Lit. (Ireland)
     438D – Studies in African Regional Lit.
     438E – Studies in Caribbean Regional Lit.
     439* - Selected Topics (if pre-1800)

B. Three courses in post-1800 Literature (9 semester hours)
     383 - Romanticism
     384 - Realism
     385 - Modernism
     386 - Postmodernism
     391 - Great Books of the Western World II
     411 - British Romantic Literature
     412 - Victorian Literature
     413 - Modern English Literature
     414 - English Drama Since 1660
     416 - The English Novel II
     419 - Topics in English Lit .(if post-1800)
     421 - American Literature 1830-1860
     422 - American Literature 1860-1910
     423 - Modern American Literature
     424 - American Drama
     425A - The American Novel to 1914
     425B - The American Novel Since 1914
     426 - American Poetry
     427 - Southern Literature
     428A - African-American Lit. I: to 1903
     428B - African-American Lit. II: 1903-Present
     429 - Topics in American Lit. (if post-1800)
     430 - Topics in African American Lit. (if post-1800)
     431A - Children’s Literature
     431B - Picture Books
     432 - Young Adult Literature
     434 - Environmental Literature
     435 - The Short Story
     436 - Science Fiction Literature
     437 - Women Writers (if post-1800)
     438A – Studies in Regional Lit. (Scotland)
     438B – Studies in Regional Lit. (Ireland)
     438C - Studies in Regional Literature
     438D - Studies in African Regional Lit.
     438E - Studies in Caribbean Regional Lit.
     439* - Selected Topics (if post-1800)
     565 - African American Theatre

C. Five ENGL electives above 300 (15 semester hours)

General Majors select five ENGL classes numbered 300 and above.

The department offers a wide and diverse array of classes.  Faculty provide course descriptions every semester and we encourage all students to consult these listings – they’re much more informative and exciting than the bulletin copy!  Course descriptions are updated each term prior to advising and are available electronically on the website and in paper copy outside the Undergraduate English Office (HUO 114). 

*At least 1 elective must satisfy the Linguistics overlay requirement, unless a Linguistics course is applied elsewhere in the student’s curriculum.  Applicable courses include any LING and the following:

     370 - Language in the USA
     389 - The English Language
     439 – Selected Topics (if Linguistics)
     450 – English Grammar
     453 - Development of the English Language
     455 - Language in Society
     457 - African-American English

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