College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
English

The English Major

36 hours required to complete the English Major in Literature

48 hours required to complete the English Major with a Writing Concentration

48 hours required to complete the English Major with a Literary Theory, Culture and Criticism Concentration

48 hours required to complete the English Major with a Public and Professional Writing Concentration

Core Requirements

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) Note: These courses should be completed before enrolling at the 300 level

Writing Concentration: Additional requirements

  • 3 hours - EN218: Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry
  • 3 hours - EN219: Introduction to Creative Writing: Prose - fiction & non-fiction

Junior/Senior Requirements

24 Required Hours

Junior/Senior Years

  • 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

Writing Concentration: Additional requirements

Junior/Senior Years

  • 6 hours - Two EN310-level writing courses

Senior Year

  • 3 hours - EN410: Creative Writing Seminar (This is the required senior seminar for creative writing students-they need not take another senior seminar in literature-EN450 is required)
  • Creative Writing Portfolio

Literary Theory, Culture and Criticism Concentration:  Additional requirements 

Sophomore/Junior/Senior Years

  • 3 hours - EN287: Literary Theory, Culture and Criticism
  • 6 hours - EN321 & EN322
  • 3 hours - One 300/400-level course in Language or Rhetoric
  • 3 hours - EN390: Research Seminar
  • 6 hours - Two additional 300-level TCC designated electives, including at least one EN394/494, Special Topics in Film
  • 3 hours - EN385: Studies in Literary Criticism OR 3 hours - EN387: Studies in Literary Theory

Senior Year

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

Public and Professional Writing Concentration:  Additional requirements 

  • 3 hours - EN203: Intro to Professional Writing
  • 6 hours - EN303: Professional Writing Workshop (2 sections)
  • 3 hours - EN396: Studies in Rhetoric OR ST330 Social and Rhetorical Study of Science and Technology
  • 3 hours - EN403: Senior Seminar and Internship in Professional Writing 

 

Upper-division English courses are to be selected from among the following:

EN301: Topics in Advanced Composition
EN368/468: Twentieth-Century British Literature (2B)
EN310: Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
EN381/481: Studies in Major Authors
EN319: History of the English Language
EN382/482: Studies in Poetry
EN341/441: Lit. of the American Renaissance (A1)
EN383/483: Studies in Fiction
EN342/442: Modern American Literature (A2)
EN384/484: Studies in Drama
EN361/461: Medieval Literature (B1)
EN385/485: Studies in Literary Criticism
EN362/462: Renaissance Literature (B1)
EN386/486: Studies in Rhetoric
EN363/463: Shakespeare
EN390: Research Seminar
EN364/464: Seventeenth-Century British Literature (B1)
EN393/493: Special Topics
EN365/465: Eighteenth-Century British Literature (B1)
EN395, 396: Internship
EN366/466: Romanticism (B2)
EN410: Senior Creative Writing Seminar
EN367/467: Victorian Literature (B2)
EN450: Senior Essay
EN495-496: Independent Study

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 and 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

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4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9293
Administrative Specialist:
Anne Minnich-Beck
acbeck@butler.edu