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Program Requirements

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice
  • EN 400 Internship or COM 400 Internship
  • EN 424 Senior Seminar or GD 404/IS 404 Performance Media Lab
 All majors also complete coursework in a chosen track as follows:
Literature track
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World
  • EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment
  • EN 205 American Literature I or EN 206 American Literature II
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice or EN 308 Style and Revision
  • EN 490 Major Authors
  • 6 credits in electives numbered EN 204 or above
  • 12 credits in electives numbered EN 321 or above
 
Media and Performance Studies track
  • 3 credits from the following: EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World, EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages, EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment
  • 3 credits from the following: EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism, EN 205 American Literature I, EN 206 American Literature II
  • 9 credits from the following: COM 204 Oral Interpretation, EN 212 Topics in Acting, EN 270 Approaches to Creative Writing, EN 305 Topics in Creative Writing, GD 202 Illustration I, GD/COM 203 Photography: Digital Imaging, GD/COM 205 Video Production I, GD/COM 304 Video Production II, GD/COM 308 Web Design
  • EN 207 Theater History
  • EN 220 The Movie or the Book?
  • EN/IS 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies
  • EN 321 Modern Drama
  • EN 355 Shakespeare
  • EN 429 Studies in Performance
  • 9 credits in Literature electives
 
Writing track
  • EN 201 World Literature: The Ancient World or EN 202 World Literature: The Middle Ages
  • EN 203 World Literature: Renaissance through Enlightenment or EN 204 World Literature: Romanticism through Post-Modernism
  • EN 205 American Literature I or EN 206 American Literature II
  • EN 211 Principles of Language
  • EN 301 The Writing Process: Theory and Practice
  • EN 308 Style and Revision
  • 6 credits in electives numbered EN 321 or above
  • 12 credits in English and/or Communication writing course electives
  • 6 credits in support skills electives in digital publishing
Those who wish to earn licensure to teach English to students in grades 6-12 can view information about the program here.