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Curriculum at a Glance
Below you'll find information about our degrees and certificates, our required classes, and our course rotation.

Our Degrees and Certificates

Below, you'll find brief introductions to our majors, degrees, and certificates. If you want to learn more, please contact us or talk to your advisor. The best place to find the specific requirements for each program is the course catalog.

The English Major (BA)  
The English Major (BA) with Teaching Certificate  
The English Minor  
Creative Writing Minor  
Western American Studies Minor  
The Technical and Professional Communications Certificate  

Required Courses: A Brief Introduction

Our required courses are designed to introduce you to the major authors of the British and American literary traditions, the history of the English language, and the elements of style. 

For the specific requirements of your degree, check our degree checklists: English BA degree checklist, English Language Arts degree checklist.

Introductory 2000-Level Courses  
Literary Analysis  
The Surveys (American Literature to 1865, American Literature since 1865, British Literature to 1700, British Literature since 1700)  
Masterpieces of World Literature  
Shakespeare  
Advanced Composition or Advanced Topics in Technical Communications  
History of the English Language  
Introduction to Language Structure  
The Capstone  

Our Course Rotation

While it is subject to change, we tend to offer some courses on a regularly scheduled basis. So, while you are planning out finishing your English BA or English Language Arts and Education BA, you should be aware of a few consistent offerings we make in regards to courses that are required for our degrees. Be sure to check your degree checklist and your degree plan to determine which of these courses you'll need to take. 

NOTE for English Language Arts and Education Majors: Schedule of Teacher Qualification Classes

Every Fall and Spring Semesters

  • ENGL 3380: Literary Analysis. We prefer for you to take this course early in the program. 
  • ENGL 3311: Language Structure. 

Every Fall Semester

  • ENGL 3312: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 3351: British Literature to 1700
  • ENGL 3360: American Literature to 1865
  • ENGL 3383: World Masterpieces
  • ENGL 4301: Advanced Composition

Every Spring Semester

  • ENGL 3352: British Literature after 1700
  • ENGL 3361: American Literature after 1865
  • ENGL 4305: Advanced Technical Communication
  • ENGL 4310: Advanced Grammar
  • ENGL 4352: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 4390: Capstone