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Literature Requirements

Major Requirements for Students who began the major prior to Fall 2014

Please note: effective Fall 2013, the minimum major GPA requirement for new majors is 2.5.

English Major - Literature Concentration
36 credits total are required of the English Major.  Majors must complete the introductory Gateway classes (6 credits) and take 30 additional credits in one of three areas of concentration. Majors are encouraged to take Literature courses at all levels, but no more than four (4) 200-level courses will count for credit towards the major. No more than 12 transfer credits may be used to fulfill major requirements.  Publishing courses do not meet the requirements for either the English major or minor.

Mandatory for All English Majors: Gateway classes (6 credits)
The Gateway classes must be fulfilled through the one-semester Introduction to Literary Study (ENGL 25000)* and an additional 200-level or 300-level elective course (a Genre Survey, Historical Survey, or Representative Writers course).  These Gateway classes must be taken at the beginning of your work for the major.
*The previous Gateway classes, ENGL 33000, ENGL 33100, and ENGL 31132, will also fulfill the Gateway requirement.

Literature Concentration: Electives (30 credits)
30 credits of Literature courses (200-level or above). It is recommended that students study a variety of literary genres and periods. A single elective creative writing course may be taken in place of a literature course. Seniors should consider taking a Capstone seminar (490-level) in place of a 300- or 400-level class.

Major checklist for students who declared prior to Fall 2014


MANDATORY GATEWAY COURSES FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS:
ENGL 25000 __________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200- or 300-level) _______/_______ (term taken)

LITERATURE CONCENTRATION (CODE 136)
Elective Literature (200-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)                  
Elective Literature (200-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)         
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)         
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)         
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)         
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)         
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Creative Writing or Elective Literature __________/_________ (term taken)
Advanced Elective Literature (400-level) __________/_________ (term taken)

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Major Requirements for Students beginning in Fall 2014

Please note: effective Fall 2013, the minimum major GPA requirement for new majors is 2.5.

English Major - Literature Concentration
39 credits total are required of the English Major.  Majors must complete the introductory Gateway classes (6 credits), 12 credits of required Literature classes, and an additional 21 credits in one of three areas of concentration.  No more than 12 transfer credits may be used to fulfill major requirements.  Publishing courses do not meet the requirements for either the English major or minor.

MANDATORY FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS: GATEWAY (6 CREDITS) AND REQUIRED LITERATURE CLASSES (12 CREDITS):

(1) All majors must take two Gateway classes: Introduction to Literary Study (ENGL 25000) and one additional 200-level Literature course (a Genre Survey, a Historical Survey, or a Literatures of Diversity course). These Gateway classes are pre-requisites to taking 300- and 400-level Literature classes and must be taken at the beginning of your work for the major.

(2) All majors must take two 300-level Literature courses. One 300-level Literature class may be taken concurrently with a Gateway class, but completing the two Gateway classes is a pre-requisite for further enrollment in 300- and 400-level Literature classes.

(3) All majors must take two 400-level Literature courses. Completing two 300-level Literature classes is a pre-requisite for enrollment in 400-level Literature classes.

Literature Concentration:
21 credits (seven classes) of Literature courses at any level; but please note that no more than four 200-level Literature classes may be counted towards the English major. It is recommended that students study a variety of literary genres and periods. A single elective creative writing course may be taken in place of a literature course.

Major checklist for students who declared in Fall 2014


MANDATORY GATEWAY COURSES FOR ALL ENGLISH MAJORS:
ENGL 25000 __________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level) _______/_______ (term taken)

LITERATURE CONCENTRATION (CODE 136)
Elective Literature (300-level) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (400-level) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (400-level) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (200-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/__________ (term taken)
Elective Literature (300-level or above) __________/_________ (term taken)
Elective Creative Writing or Elective Literature __________/_________ (term taken)