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 - Writing Track 

48 hours required to complete the English Major - Literary Theory, Culture and Criticism Track

48 hours required to complete the English Major - Public and Professional Writing Track

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 Track: 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 Track: 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 Track:  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 Track:  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

EN303                  Studies in Professional Writing

EN310                  Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop

EN319                  History of the English Language

EN321/322           Comparative Literature I/II

EN341/441           Topics in 19th Century American Culture

EN362                  Renaissance Literature

EN363/463           Shakespeare

EN366/466           Romanticism

EN367                  Victorian Literature

EN368/468           20th Century British Literature

EN370                  Literature and Public Problems

EN381/481           Studies in Major Authors

EN382/482           Studies in Poetry

EN383/483           Studies in Fiction

EN384/484           Studies in Drama

EN385/485           Studies in Literary Criticism

EN386/486           Studies in Rhetoric

EN387/487           Studies in Literary Theory

EN390                  Research Seminar

EN393/493           Special Topics in Literature

EN394/494           Special Topics in Film

EN395/396           Internship

EN403                  Senior Seminar and Internship in Professional Writing

EN410                  Senior Creative Writing Seminar

EN421/EN422      Comparative Literature I and II Surveys

EN450                  The Senior Essay

EN455S                Writing in Schools

EN495/496           Independent Study

EN499                  Honors Thesis

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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Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Administrative Specialist:
Anne Minnich-Beck
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