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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature


The Secondary Education Major in English

I. MajorPrerequisites(C or better required)

A.    ENGL 287 (American Literature) and 288 (English Literature)      (6 semester hours)

II. Major Requirements (C or better required)

A.   Two courses in Grammar/Linguistics  (6 semester hours)
       i. ENGL 450 (English Grammar) and  
       ii. ENGL 389 (The English Language) or 453 (Development of the English Language)

B.   One course in pre-1800 Literature (3 semester hours).  Choose from:
       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)

C.   Two courses in post-1800 Literature (6 semester hours).  Choose from:
       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

D.   One course in Literary Theory (3 semester hours). 

        Choose from:
         388 - History of Literary Criticism and Theory
         440 - Principles of Modern Literary Theory
         449 - Special Topics in Theory

E.   Three Required Literature Courses (9 semester hours)

             i.  428A - African-American Literature I: to 1903     or    428B - African-American Literature II: 1903 – Present
and
             ii
. 432 - Young Adult Literature

and
             iii
. 437 - Women Writers

F. Two Required Writing Courses (6 semester hours)

         i. 460 – Advanced Writing        and     ii. 461 – The Teaching of Writing

G. Three  ENGL electives above 300 (9 semester hours)

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). 

III. Education Component (C or better required)

  1. EDFI 300 – Schools in Communities
  2. EDPY 401 – Learners and Diversity of Learning
  3. EDSE 302 – Teachers and Teaching
  4. EDSE 500  - Equity and Community Engagement
  5. EDSE 547 – Teaching Middle and High School (English)

Click here for the secondary education major checklist [PDF]. Visit the pages below for more information.


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PDF icon Secondary Education Checklist 2015.pdf