Literature Option

This option is designed for students wishing to specialize in the study of literature as preparation for graduate work or for general education.

Freshman YearCredits
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
LIT 201 - Intro to Literary Studies3
LIT 233 - Classical Foundations of Lit
or LIT 240 - The Bible as Lit
3
LING 210IH - Intro to Language/Linguistics
or LING 238 - Structure and Function of Language
3
University Core and Electives18
Year Total: 30
Sophomore and Junior YearCredits
LIT 300 - Literary Criticism3
Choose two of the following:6
LIT 285D - Mythologies
LIT 308 - Multicultural Lit
LIT 335 - Women and Lit
LIT 382 - Lit for Children/Adolescents
LIT 440 - Studies in World Lit
Choose two of the following:6
LIT 323 - Old/Middle English Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 324 - 16th/17th Century British Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 325 - Restoration/18th Century British Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 310 - Early American Lit (Choose two of the following:)
Choose two of the following:6
LIT 311 - 19th Century American Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 326 - 19th Century British Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 371 - 20th Century British/American Lit (Choose two of the following:)
LIT 372 - Contemporary British and American Literature (Choose two of the following:)
Choose two of the following:6
LIT 214D - Regional Lit (Choose one of the following:)
LIT 337 - Oral Traditions (Choose one of the following:)
LIT 431RH - Studies in Major Author/s (Choose one of the following:)
LIT 437 - Studies in Literary Genres (Choose one of the following:)
LIT 438 - Studies in Literary Topics (Choose one of the following:)
LIT 473RH - Studies in Shakespeare (Choose one of the following:)
Choose one of the following:3
LING 301 - History of the English Language
WRIT 201 - College Writing II
WRIT 221 - Intermediate Tech Writing
WRIT 326 - Advanced Composition
WRIT 328 - Creative Writing
WRIT 428 - Advanced Creative Writing
WRIT 429 - Professional Writing
ENGL 450 - Rhetoric and Composition
University Core and Electives28
Year Total: 58
Senior YearCredits
LIT 494RH - Seminar: Research Issues3
Two English Department electives, ENGL, LIT, WRIT, one must be 300 level or above 6
University Core and Electives23
Year Total: 32
Total Program Credits: 120

WRIT 101W credits count for the Core Foundations written requirement. These credits are not counted as part of the total English Major, Literature Option.