B.A. Degree in English Language and Literature
The courses listed below are required for completion of the B.A. degree in English language and literature. Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are provided in the course descriptions section of this catalog. Some secondary requirements, which are noted by an asterisk (*) in the list below, can also be used to fulfill a core curriculum requirement.
Literature survey courses
Category I: Genre Studies
Category II: Topics
Category III: Period Studies and Major Figures
Writing elective (in addition to core curriculum writing requirement)
Three English Electives (two must be at the 300 level or above)
Two semesters of a foreign language at the 200-level or above*
Faculty of Linguistics
In keeping with the University's commitment to the practical and the theoretical, students majoring in English
language and literature gain marketable skills and the ability to use them effectively. Graduates who read with understanding, think critically, and communicate clearly are prepared not merely for the workforce but for careers and for life. Moreover, by demanding a proficiency in a foreign language, a grounding in history, and understanding of the aesthetic and cultural nature of literature, the English language and literature program broadens students' vision and prepares them to explore their world—past, present, and future.