College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Literature Track

36 Hours to complete the English Major

Core Requirement

12 required hours
3 hours - EN185: Intro. to the Discipline of English
9 hours - Inquiries in American Lit. & History I&II and
Inquiries in British Lit. & History I&II (three of four: EN245, EN246, EN265, EN266)

These courses should be completed before enrolling at the 300 level

Junior/Senior Requirements

24 required hours
3 hours - EN321 or 322: World Literature 1 or 2           

3 hours - One 300/400-level course in Language, Rhetoric or Literary Criticism
3 hours - 300-level course in Literary and Cultural History*
6 hours - Two additional 300-level literature courses
3 hours - EN390: Research Seminar

Senior Year

3 hours - 400-level Seminar
3 hours - EN450 Senior Essay

*Literary and Cultural History Requirement

Students are required to take three of the four courses in the Literary and Cultural History sequence (EN245, EN246, EN265, EN266).

Students will take an upper-level course in the fourth area that they do not cover at the 200-level.

For the designation of courses meeting the Literary and Cultural History Requirement, see the schedule of classes each semester, or consult with the Head of English.

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Department of English

Jordan Hall, Room 308
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9293
Administrative Specialist:
Anne Minnich-Beck