Major Requirements

Listed below are the requirements for the English major. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy all of the university general education requirements and the College of Letters & Science breadth and other degree requirements. Degree requirements will vary depending on when you took your first college class. You are strongly advised to consult your advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about our degree requirements.

Requirements

Total English credits

36 credits

Required Core Courses (15 credits)
  • English 215 - Introduction to English Studies
  • English 240 - Rhetoric, Writing and Culture
  • English 310 - Writing, Speaking, and Technoscience in the 21st Century
  • English 435 - Rhetoric and Professional Writing
  • English 633 - Capstone in Rhetoric and Professional Writing
    [offered only during spring semesters]
15 credits in Rhetoric, Professional Writing, and Media Studies
  • English 294 - Game Culture
  • English 380 - Media and Society
  • English 400 - Introduction to English Linguistics
  • English 404 - Language, Power, and Identity
  • English 426 - Research Methods
  • English 427 - Writing for Nonprofits
  • English 430 - Advanced Writing Workshop
  • English 431 - Topics in Advanced Writing (x2)
  • English 432 - The Rhetoric of Argument
  • English 433 - Creative Nonfiction for Publication
  • English 434 - Editing and Publishing
  • English 436 - Technical Documentation
  • English 437 - Project Management for Professional Writers
  • English 439 - Information Design
  • English 443 - Grant Writing
  • English 444 - Technical Editing
  • English 446 - Global Business Communications
  • English 448 - Technical Communication Theory and Practice
  • English 449 - Writing Internship in English
6 Credits in Diversity and Community Studies
  • English 316 - World Cinema (Subtitled)
  • English 372 - Survey of American Indian Literature
  • English 373 - Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature
  • English 374 - Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature
  • English 375 - Survey of Asian American Literature
  • English 376 - Survey of African American Literature
  • English 377 - Survey of African-American Literature
  • English 381 - World Literatures Written in English
  • English 463 - Writers in African-American Literature
  • English 465 - Women Writers
  • English 517 - Studies in African-American Literature
  • English 520 - Studies in African-American Literature
  • English 521 - Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature
  • English 523 - Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature
  • English 524 - Studies in Asian-American Literature
  • English 533 - Studies in World Literature Written in English
  • English 628 - Seminar in Literature by Women
  • English 629 - Seminar in Literature and Sexuality
  • English 631 - Seminar in African-American Literature
  • English 632 - Seminar in American Indian Literature