English, BA - African American Literature Concentration

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EIGHT-SEMESTER DEGREE PLAN: English, African American Literature Concentration

Fall courses:

Cr.

Spring courses:

Cr.

Semester 1

UN 101

Gen Ed: EN 101

Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I

Gen Ed: COM 101

BA: Spanish/French/Latin I

  

1

3

3

3

4

Semester 2

Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)

Gen Ed: EN 102

Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)

Gen Ed: Fine Arts 

BA: Spanish/French/Latin II

3

3

3

3

4

TOTAL

17

TOTAL

16

Semester 3

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin III

Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)

Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.

General Elective

3

3

4

3

3

Semester 4

Gen Ed: Lit Survey*

     EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232

BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV

Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)

Diversity Requirement‡

Advanced Writing Requirement**

3

3

4

3

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

Semester 5

Early Lit Requirement†

EN 360 African American Literature

Language or Theory Requirement°

EN 363, EN 370, EN 380, or EN 433

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 6

EN 363, EN 370, EN 380, or EN 433

English Elective⁂

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

15

Semester 7

EN 499 English Capstone

English Elective⁂

General Elective

General Elective

General Elective

3

3

3

3

3

Semester 8

General Electives

 

14

TOTAL

15

TOTAL

14

124 hours total

Requirements for the English BA, African American Literature Concentration

*Select any two literature survey courses: 

EN 201 - Survey of Early English Literature

EN 202 - Survey of Late English Literature

EN 203 - Survey of Early American Literature

EN 204 - Survey of Late American Literature

EN 231 - Survey of Early World Literature

EN 232 - Survey of Late World Literature

†Select one of the following Early Literature courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 303 Early Shakespeare

EN 304 Late Shakespeare

EN 334 Greek and Roman

EN 355 Bible as Literature

EN 375 Women in Medieval

EN 444 Earliest English Lit

EN 445 Chaucer & Medieval

EN 453 Eliz. & Jac. Drama

EN 455 Early Modern Poetry

‡Select one of the following Diversity courses: 

EN 260 LGBTQ+ Lit

EN 360 African-Amer. Lit

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic Amer. Lits

EN 380 Native American

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial World

°Select one of the following Language or Theory courses: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 302 - History and Structure of the English Language

EN 305 - Advanced Grammar

EN 480 - Literary Theory

**Select one advanced writing course: (3 Semester Hours)

EN 300 Professional Writing

EN 311 Nonfiction Writing

EN 312 Creative Writing

EN 313 Digital Writing

EN 315 Playwriting

EN 317 Technical Writing

EN 411 Fiction Writing Workshop

EN 412 - Poetry Writing Workshop

EN 360 African American Literature

Select two additional courses: (6 hours)

EN 363 Black Women Writers

EN 370 Ethnic American Literatures

EN 380 Native American Literature and Religion

EN 433 Lit in Postcolonial

⁂Select three additional English electives in literature, writing, theory, or TESL: (9 Semester Hours)

EN 499 English Capstone

Note:

Each course may count for only one requirement within the major, but literature surveys may count for both General Education requirements and major requirements. Of all major courses, at least one must be 300- or 400-level literature courses and one additional course must be a 400-level literature course.