CCPS English Major Curriculum

CCPS English Major Curriculum

In addition to the general education requirements, the English major requires 33 hours of coursework in the following distribution:

Required Courses (15 hours):
ENGL 200: Literature Matters
ENGL 207: Expository Writing: Art of the Essay
ENGL 253: Grammar and Style
ENGL 301: Theory and Practice
ENGL 493: Senior Seminar

British and American Literature (6 hours) choose two of the following:
ENGL 201: British Literature 1: Medieval through Eighteenth Century
ENGL 202: British Literature 2: Nineteenth Century through the Present
ENGL 203: American Literature 1: 1620-1865
ENGL 204: American Literature 2: 1865-1980

Advanced Literature Courses (6 hours)
Choose any two 300- or 400-level literature courses listed in the catalog, one of which must be Pre-1800 (Courses that fulfill Pre-1800 requirement include ENGL 305 Studies in Ancient through Medieval Literature; ENGL 306 Studies in 16th through 18th Century Literature; ENGL 337 Shakespeare; and some instances of ENGL 303 Single Author.).

Writing or Linguistics (3 hours) choose one of the following:
ENGL 266: Creative Writing I - Fiction
ENGL 267: Creative Writing I - Poetry
ENGL 268: Creative Writing I - Nonfiction
ENGL 353: Nature of the English Language
ENGL 366: Creative Writing II - Fiction
ENGL 367: Creative Writing II - Poetry
ENGL 368: Creative Writing II - Nonfiction

In addition, choose one English Elective (3 hours).

Students must take the following course as part of general education requirements:
PLSC 101 Government and Politics in the U.S.