The Concentration in Literature allows students to explore American, English, and World literatures from Classical and Medieval periods to the present. Student gain a thorough background in textual interpretation, along with an understanding of literary periods. Many of our Literature students have gone on to graduate school in English or professional degrees such as law or library science, or have gone on to careers in writing, nonprofits, or other fields.
English Literature for non-majors: English Minor
|Gen Ed: EN 101||3|
|Gen Ed: World Civ I or US History I||3|
|Gen Ed: COM 101||3|
|BA: Spanish/French/Latin I||4|
|Gen Ed: Critical Thinking (PHL)||3|
|Gen Ed: EN 102||3|
|Gen Ed: MA 113 (or equivalent)||3|
|Gen Ed: Fine Arts||3|
|BA: Spanish/French/Latin II||4|
|Gen Ed: Lit Survey*
EN 201, 202 203, 204, 231, or 232
|BA: Spanish/French/Latin III||3|
|Gen Ed: Natural Science I (w/ lab)||4|
|Gen Ed: Social Sciences: WS, PSY, etc.||3|
|Gen Ed: Lit Survey*
EN 201, 202 203, 204, or 231, 232
|BA: Spanish/French/Latin IV||3|
|Gen Ed: Natural Science II (w/ lab)||4|
|Advanced Writing Requirement**||3|
|Early Lit Requirement†||3|
|Literature Requirement, 300-level⁑||3|
|Language or Theory Requirement°||3|
|Literature Requirement, 400-level⁑||3|
|EN 499 English Capstone||3|
This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.
In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.
The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.
All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree must include the following courses (or demonstrate equivalent competency) in their academic program:
To fulfill the language requirement for the B.A., students must complete the 202 level or above in a foreign language. For information on foreign language placement, see the Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy section in the Bulletin. If, upon entering the University, a student already has sufficient background to be successful in 201-202, he/she does not need to enroll in 101-102. The requirement is in essence six hours credit at the 200-level or above.
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.
Total Hours Required for a BA in English - Literature: 124 Semester Hours