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English Major Requirements

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Credit Hours: 36+

"PR" indicates a pre-requisite. "CO" indicates a co-requisite.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult http://registrar.cofc.edu/general-edu for more information.

Required Courses

ENGL 201

Major British Writers I (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 202

Major British Writers II (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 207

American Literature to the Present (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 299

Introduction to English Studies (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

Middle of the Major (24 credit hours of which 3 credit hours may be at the 200-level):

Select one course from each of the following areas:

Literature in History, Pre-1700: Choose one.

ENGL 314

The Sixteenth Century (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 317

The Seventeenth Century (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 337

British Drama to 1642 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 361

Studies in Literature in History pre-1700 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 461

Senior Seminar in Literature in History Pre-1700 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Literature in History, 1700-1900: Choose one.

ENGL 318

The Eighteenth Century (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 321

The Romantic Period (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 323

The Victorian Period (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 342

Literature of the American Revolution and Early Republic (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 343

American Renaissance (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 344

Late 19th Century American Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 362

Studies in Literature in History 1700-1900 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 462

Senior Seminar in Literature in History 1700-1900 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Literature in History, 1900-present: Choose one.

ENGL 325

Modern British Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 326

Irish Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 335

Modern Poetry (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 341

20th Century Southern Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 346

Contemporary American Fiction (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 356

American Novel 1900-1965 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 359

American Poetry since 1945 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 363

Studies in Literature in History 1900-Present (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 463

Senior Seminar in Literature in History1900-present (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Difference and Literary Tradition or Film and Cultural Studies: Choose one.

Difference and Literary Tradition

ENGL 216

Introduction to African American Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 226

Survey of World Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western 20th Century Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 313

African American Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 336

Women Writers (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 352

Major African Writers (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 353

African Women Writers (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 364

Studies in Difference and Literary Tradition (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 464

Senior Seminar in Difference and Literary Tradition (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Film & Cultural Studies

ENGL 212

The Cinema: History and Criticism (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 351

Studies in American Film (3) PR: ENGL 212 or instructor permission

ENGL 365

Studies in Cultural Studies (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 390

Studies in Film (3) PR: ENGL 212 or instructor permission

ENGL 465

Senior Seminar in Cultural Studies (3) PR: PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 490

Senior Seminar in Film (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Creative Writing or Writing Rhetoric and Language: Choose one.

Creative Writing

ENGL 220

Poetry Writing I (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 223

Fiction Writing I (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 339

Advanced Creative Writing (3) PR: Either ENGL 220 and 377 or ENGL 223 and 378, and instructor permission

ENGL 347

Writing the Novel (3) PR: ENGL 223 or 378, and instructor permission

ENGL 367

Creative Nonfiction (3) PR: None

ENGL 368

Short-Short Fiction (3) PR: ENGL 220 or 223

ENGL 377

Poetry Writing II (3) PR: ENGL 220

ENGL 378

Fiction Writing II (3) PR: ENGL 223

ENGL 402

Advanced Workshop in Poetry Writing (3) PR: ENGL 220, 377, and instructor permission.

ENGL 403

Advanced Workshop in Fiction Writing (3) PR: ENGL 223, 378, and instructor permission

ENGL 406

Crazyhorse Literary Publishing Practicum (3) PR: Either ENGL 220 and 377 or ENGL 223 and 378, and instructor permission

Writing, Rhetoric & Language

ENGL 215

Interdisciplinary Composition (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 303

Modern English Grammar (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 305

Advanced Composition (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 309

English Language: Grammar & History (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 310

Theories of Teaching Writing (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 312

History of the English Language (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 319

Studies in Literary Theory (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 334

Technical Writing (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 366

Studies in Writing, Rhetoric & Language (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 466

Senior Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric and Language (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Theme and Genre-Centered Approaches or Author-Centered Approaches: Choose one.

Theme and Genre-Centered Approaches

ENGL 320

Young Adult Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 327

The British Novel I (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 328

The British Novel II (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 340

Restoration and 18th-Century Drama (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 345

19th-Century American Poetry (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 349

American Novel to 1900 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 356

American Novel 1900-1965 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 357

Studies in Contemporary British Literature (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 360

Major Literary Themes (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 370

Major Literary Genres (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 460

Senior Seminar in Major Literary Themes (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 470

Senior Seminar in Major Literary Genres (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Authored-Centered Approaches

ENGL 302

Shakespeare (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 304

Chaucer (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 306

Milton (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 350

Major Authors (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 450

Senior Seminar in Major Authors (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Select two courses totaling 6 hours from ENGL 300-level or above. Choose from the courses already listed or:

ENGL 395

Special Topics (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 399

Tutorial (1-3, Repeatable up to 12) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 400

Seminar (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 404

Independent Study (1-3, Repeatable up to 12) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 495

Field Internship (1-3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 496

Undergraduate Research (1-3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 499

Bachelor’s Essay (6) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

Capstone: Select one course from the following:

ENGL 400

Senior Seminar (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent

ENGL 450

Senior Seminar in Major Authors (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 460

Senior Seminar in Major Literary Themes (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 461

Senior Seminar in Literature in History Pre-1700 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 462

Senior Seminar in Literature in History 1700-1900 (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 463

Senior Seminar in Literature in History 1900 -Present (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 464

Senior Seminar in Difference and Literary Tradition (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 465

Senior Seminar in Cultural Studies (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission: ENGL 110 or equivalent, open to seniors; with instructor permission

ENGL 466

Senior Seminar in Writing, Rhetoric and Language (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 470

Senior Seminar in Major Literary Genres (3) PR: ENGL 110or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

ENGL 490

Senior Seminar in Film (3) PR: ENGL 110 or equivalent; open to seniors, with instructor permission

Notes:

  • For English majors, ENGL 201, 202 and 207 are pre-requisites for all courses at or above the 300-level.

English Teacher Education Program (Grades 9-12)

Students interested in teacher certification in English must complete both the English major and the Secondary Education Cognate major requirements. See the School of Education, Health and Human Performance section of this catalog for a listing of the required secondary education cognate major courses. Students should apply for acceptance to this program no later than the second semester of their sophomore year. Requirements for this include admission to and successful completion of the approved teacher education program. Students must successfully complete all requirements for certification in secondary education.

When declaring teacher certification in English through the Program of Study Management System (POSM), students must first select "Declare or Add a Major" and then "Secondary Education Cognate" from the major list. Once this selection is made, a second menu box will appear with a list of the associated majors. Select the English major and follow the on-screen instructions.