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BA Major in English

Major Requirements (15 courses = 45 credit hours with at least 65% average grade) 

  • o 1. ENGL 100: Critical Reading and Writing I
  • o 2. ENGL 110: Critical Reading and Writing II 
  • o 3. ENGL 211: Literature Survey I
  • o 4. ENGL 212: Literature Survey II 
  • o 5. One of

    ENGL 221: Poetry

    ENGL 222: Fiction

    ENGL 223: Drama 

  • o 6. One of

    ENGL 301: Shakespeare: Comedies and Romances

    ENGL 302: Shakespeare: Histories and Tragedies 

  • o 7. One of

    ENGL 349: Methods for the Study of Literary History

    ENGL 390: History of Criticism

    ENGL 399: Methods for the Study of Literary Theory 

  • o 8. One 300- or 400-level ENGL course designated as Period I (1000-1660) 
  • o 9. One 300- or 400-level ENGL course designated as Period II (1660-1790) 
  • o 10. One 300- or 400-level ENGL course designated as Period III (1791-1900) 
  • o 11. Any one 300- or 400-level ENGL course 
  • o o o o 12-15. Any four 200- or 300- or 400-level ENGL courses or ARC 200

                  or HUM 260 or LING 200, 210, 212, 213

A Concentration in Creative Writing option can be selected by completing four courses within the major requirements from the list below. Substantial work must be done in at least two different genres:

 

  • o 1. ENGL 251: Expository and Persuasive Writing
  • o 2. ENGL 252: Creative Writing I
  • o o 3. Any Two of:

    ENGL 352AA-ZZ: Creative Writing II

    ENGL 353: Creative Writing III

    ENGL 354: Creative Non-Fiction

    Any 400-level ENGL course designated as Creative Writing 

Arts Core Requirements (11 – 2 courses* already required by major = 27 credit hours)

[For specific courses that meet the Arts requirements, see the latest issue of the U of R Undergraduate Calendar

  • Arts 099 (Acadmic Integrity)
  • o 1. A course in Indigenous Studies (e.g., ENGL 214, 310AA-ZZ)
  • o 2. A course in communication and literacy (*requirement met by ENGL 100)
  • o 3. A course in numerical or logical reasoning 
  • o 4. A course in the fine arts
  • o 5. A course in the natural sciences
  • o 6. A course in textual studies (*requirement met by ENGL 110)
  • o 7. & 8. Two language courses in any language other than English
    • o 9. A course in inter-cultural difference
    • o 10. A course in social and cultural heritage
    • o 11. A course in the social sciences 

Open Electives (16 courses = 48 credit hours)

 

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Total: 40 courses = 120 credit hours with at least 60% Program GPA and at least 65% English GPA required to graduate with a BA major in English