Students may choose to add an Area of Emphasis to their English Major. Please note that, depending on faculty availability, we may not be able to offer every Area of Emphasis in a given year. We advise students to check with the Undergraduate Office and with their advisors if they would like to add an Area of Emphasis.

I. Area of Emphasis: Medieval Literature
Required: ENGL(LING) 4060/6060
Choose three from the following:

ENGL 4210/6210

ENGL 4230W

ENGL 4220/6220

ENGL 4240/6240

ENGL 4222

ENGL 4240W

ENGL 4225/6225

ENGL 4270

ENGL 4197

ENGL 4290

ENGL 4230

ENGL 4296

 

 

Students may petition through the Undergraduate Office to have other Medieval Literature courses count toward this area. Petitions will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee and the Medieval Literature Faculty.

II. Area of Emphasis: Studies in the Novel
Required courses: ENGL 4864  
One class in the novel before 1900:

ENGL 4430

ENGL 4723

ENGL 4505

ENGL 4730 

ENGL 4520

ENGL 4865 

ENGL 4721

 

One class in the novel after 1900:

ENGL 4670

ENGL 4760

ENGL 4675

ENGL 4780

ENGL 4685

ENGL 4795

ENGL 4690

ENGL 4866

ENGL 4698

 

One other English class in the novel (including any of the following):

ENGL(AFAM) 4630

ENGL 4876

ENGL 4640

ENGL 4995W 

ENGL 4720

 

 
III. Area of Emphasis: Creative Writing
Required:
ENGL 3800W or ENGL 3800H 
ENGL 4800W  (2 sections)
Choose one of the following:

ENGL 4660

ENGL 4770

ENGL 4670

ENGL 4790

ENGL 4675

ENGL 4860

ENGL 4680

ENGL 4821

ENGL 4690

ENGL 4865

ENGL 4760

ENGL 4866

 
IV. Area of Emphasis: Humanities Computing
Required: 
ENGL 4832W 
ENGL(LING) 4885
Choose two of the following:
ENGL(LING) 4886
ENGL 4888
ENGL(LING) 4889

V. Area of Emphasis: Multicultural American Literature
Required:
ENGL 2400
Or
ENGL(AFAM) 3230
Choose three of the following courses, reflecting at least two ethnic groups:
ENGL 3880S
ENGL(AFAM) 4620
ENGL(AFAM) 4630
ENGL 4685
ENGL 4695 or ENGL 4695S 
ENGL 4860
ENGL(AFAM) 4880
ENGL 4884W
After consultation with your faculty advisor, choose one class with a Multicultural or Postcolonial focus in History, Comparative Literature, Religion, Education, Women’s Studies, or Political Science. Students are responsible for checking the prerequisites for courses outside the English Department to make sure that they are approved to take these classes for the Area of Emphasis in Multicultural American Literature:

AFAM 3880

LING(CMLT) 4870/6870

AFAM 4250

LLED 5040/7040  

AFAM(DRAM) 4490/6490

LLED 5040E/7040E  

AFAM(SOCI) 4580

POLS 4060

AFAM(ROML) 4860/6860

POLS 4090

CMLT 3140

POLS 4090H

CMLT(AFST) 3150

POLS 4560

ETAP(LLED) 5180/7180       

POLS 4660

HIST 3050

POLS 4660H

HIST 3051

POLS 4750

HIST 3060

RELI 4072/6072

HIST 3085

RELI 4107/6107

HIST 3086

RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201

HIST(AFAM) 3101

RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202

HIST(AFAM) 3102

RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203

HIST 3240

SOCI(AFAM) 3310

HIST 4035/6035

SOCI(LACS) 4290

HIST(AFAM) 4055/6055

SOCI(AFAM) 4370

HIST 4080/6080

SPCM(AFAM) 4810

HIST 4110/6110

THEA(AFAM) 4480/6480 

HIST 4110H

WMST 3110

HIST 4120/6120

WMST(LACS) 3500

HIST(LACS) 4200/6200 

WMST 4070/6070 

HIST 4220/6220

WMST(LACS) 4500/6500 

VI. Area of Emphasis: Rhetoric and Composition
At least three courses from the following list:

ENGL 3590W

ENGL 4832W

ENGL 3600W

ENGL 4833W

ENGL 3850S

ENGL 4836W/6836W

ENGL 3860W

ENGL 4837W/6837W

ENGL 4830W

ENGL 4850W

ENGL 4831W

 

The fourth course may also come from the following list: 
ENGL(LING) 4170/6170
ENGL 4810
ENGL 4820
ENGL 4822
ENGL 4825
ENGL 4840 (requires prior approval)  
ENGL 4888
LLED 4450  
COMM 4200 
SPCM 4210 
COMM 4220 

Students may petition the Undergraduate Office to have other courses count toward this area of emphasis. The petition will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee and the Rhetoric and Composition
Faculty.

VII. Area of Emphasis: English Language Studies
Required: ENGL(LING) 4005/6005
Choose 3 of the following:

ENGL 3030

ENGL(LING) 4170/6170

ENGL(LING) 4010/6010

ENGL(LING) 4180/6180

ENGL(LING)(AFAM) 4040

ENGL(LING) 4190

ENGL(LING) 4060/6060

ENGL 4866

ENGL(LING) 4100/6100

LING(ENGL) 3150

ENGL(LING) 4110/6110

LING(AFAM)(ENGL) 4050/6050

 
VIII. Area of Emphasis: Advanced Studies in English
Required: ENGL 4820
Choose 1 of the following:

ENGL 4210/6210

ENGL 4331

ENGL 4220/6220

ENGL 4332

ENGL 4222

ENGL 4332W

ENGL 4225/6225

ENGL 4340/6340

ENGL 4230

ENGL 4350/6350

ENGL 4230W

ENGL 4360

ENGL 4240/6240

ENGL 4370

ENGL 4240W

ENGL 4390

ENGL 4270

ENGL 4390W

ENGL 4290

ENGL 4400/6400

ENGL 4296

ENGL 4420/6420

ENGL 4300/6300

ENGL 4430

ENGL 4300W

ENGL 4440/6440

ENGL 4320/6320

ENGL 4480/6480

ENGL 4320W

ENGL 4490

ENGL 4330

ENGL 4491-4491L

ENGL 4330W

ENGL 4700

This course does not count towards the requirements for the major in British Literature before 1800 but instead counts as an English elective.

Choose 1 of the following:

ENGL 3010

ENGL(LING) 4110/6110

ENGL 3030

ENGL(LING) 4170/6170

ENGL 3050

ENGL(LING) 4180/6180

ENGL 3050H*

ENGL(LING) 4190

ENGL 3610

ENGL 4640

ENGL 3610H*

ENGL 4821

ENGL 3650

ENGL 4825

ENGL 3650H*

ENGL(LING) 4886

ENGL(LING) 4010/6010

ENGL 4890

ENGL(LING)(AFAM) 4040

ENGL 4895

ENGL(LING) 4060/6060

LING(ENGL) 3150

ENGL(LING) 4100/6100

LING(AFAM)(ENGL) 4050/6050

*ENGL 3050H, ENGL 3610H, and ENGL 3650H require permission of Honors to enroll.

Choose 1 of the following:
ENGL 4830W
ENGL 4831W
ENGL 4832W 
ENGL 4995W

IX. Area of Emphasis: Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
Choose 4 of the following:

ENGL 4300/6300

ENGL 4332W

ENGL 4300W

ENGL 4340/6340

ENGL 4320/6320

ENGL 4350/6350

ENGL 4320W

ENGL 4360

ENGL 4330

ENGL 4370

ENGL 4330W

ENGL 4390

ENGL 4331

ENGL 4390W

ENGL 4332

 

EITHER-
Choose 1 of the following:

ENGL 4197

ENGL 4240/6240

ENGL 4225/6225

ENGL 4240W

ENGL 4230

ENGL 4270

ENGL 4230W

ENGL 4290

AND one of the following:

ARHI 3020

LATN 1001

ARHI 3025

LATN 1002

ARHI 3030

LATN 2001

ARHI 3035 

LATN 2002

CLAS 4200/6200

LATN 3010

CLAS 4210/6210

LATN 4020/6020

CLAS 4220/6220

LATN 4060/6060

CLAS 4240/6240

LATN 4070/6070

CMLT 4070/6070

LATN 4200/6200

CMLT 4100/6100

LATN 4220/6220

EDES 6550

MUSI 4200/6200

FREN 4050

MUSI 4830/6830

FREN 4060

PHIL 3000

FREN 4350/6350

PHIL 3010

GREK 1001

PHIL 4020/6020

GREK 1002

PHIL 4000/6000

GREK 2001

PHIL 4010/6010

GREK 2002

RELI 4101/6101

GREK 4010/6010

RELI 4001/6001

GREK 4080/6080

RELI 4002/6002

GREK 4200/6200

RELI 4040/6040

HEBR 1001

RELI 4080/6080

HEBR 1002

SPAN 4040

HIST 3323

THEA 4200/6200 

HIST 3340

THEA 5340/7340 

HIST 3371

THEA 5560 

HIST 4372/6372

TXMI(THEA) 4270/6270  

HIST 3443

 

 
Special topics from other departments may be eligible; students may petition for these
courses to be included. Petitions will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee and the
Renaissance Faculty.
or
Choose 2 courses from the list of courses outside of the English Department, below:

ARHI 3020

HIST 3443

ARHI 3025

LATN 1001

ARHI 3030

LATN 1002

ARHI 3035

LATN 2001

CLAS 4200/6200

LATN 2002

CLAS 4210/6210

LATN 3010

CLAS 4220/6220

LATN 4020/6020

CLAS 4240/6240

LATN 4060/6060

CMLT 4070/6070

LATN 4070/6070

CMLT 4100/6100

LATN 4200/6200

DRAM 4200/6200

LATN 4220/6220

EDES 6550

MUSI 4200/6200

FREN 4050

MUSI 4830/6830

FREN 4060

PHIL 3000

FREN 4350/6350

PHIL 3010

GREK 1001

PHIL 4020/6020

GREK 1002

PHIL 4000/6000

GREK 2001

PHIL 4010/6010

GREK 2002

RELI 4101/6101

GREK 4010/6010

RELI 4001/6001

GREK 4080/6080

RELI 4002/6002

GREK 4200/6200

RELI 4040/6040

HEBR 1001

RELI 4080/6080

HEBR 1002

SPAN 4040

HIST 3323

THEA 5340/7340

HIST 3340

THEA 5560

HIST 3371

TXMI(THEA) 4270/6270

HIST 4372/6372

 

Special topics from other departments may be eligible; students may petition for these
courses to be included. Petitions will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Committee and the
Renaissance Faculty.

X. Area of Emphasis: American Literature
Required: Students who wish to pursue an Area of Emphasis in American Literature should take ENGL 2330 and ENGL 2340 or ENGL 2370H and ENGL 2380H during their first or second year to satisfy the requirements for Core Area VI or/and Core Area IV or as general electives.

Required: Students should select one of the following 4000-level courses in American or Multicultural courses to satisfy the basic requirements for English (A.B.):
  ENGL(AFAM) 4620
  ENGL(AFAM) 4630
  ENGL 4642/6642-4642L/6642L
  ENGL 4700
  ENGL 4710
  ENGL 4712
  ENGL 4720
  ENGL 4721
  ENGL 4723
  ENGL 4730
  ENGL 4740
  ENGL 4750
  ENGL 4760
  ENGL 4770
  ENGL 4780
  ENGL 4790
  ENGL 4791
  ENGL 4860
  ENGL 4874
  ENGL(AFAM) 4880
  ENGL 4884W

Students should also select four courses from the following (not previously taken) to complete the Area of Emphasis in American Literature:
  ENGL 4642/6642-4642L/6642L
  ENGL 4700
  ENGL 4710
  ENGL 4712
  ENGL 4720
  ENGL 4721
  ENGL 4723
  ENGL 4730
  ENGL 4740
  ENGL 4750
  ENGL 4760
  ENGL 4770
  ENGL 4780
  ENGL 4790
  ENGL 4791
  ENGL 4860
  ENGL 4874
  ENGL(AFAM) 4880
  ENGL 4884W
  
XI. Area of Emphasis: Poetry and Poetics
Required: ENGL 4821

Choose one of the following with a focus on Poetry before 1800:
  ENGL(LING) 4060/6060
  ENGL 4210/6210
  ENGL 4220/6220
  ENGL 4230
  ENGL 4230W
  ENGL 4240/6240
  ENGL 4240W
  ENGL 4270
  ENGL 4296
  ENGL 4300/6300
  ENGL 4300W
  ENGL 4320/6320
  ENGL 4320W
  ENGL 4330
  ENGL 4330W
  ENGL 4330E
  ENGL 4330S/6330S
  ENGL 4340/6340
  ENGL 4350/6350
  ENGL 4370
  Topics course with a focus on poetry before 1800 

Choose one of the following with a focus on Poetry after 1800:
  ENGL 4500
  ENGL 4540
  ENGL(AFAM) 4620
  ENGL 4660
  ENGL 4770
  Topics course with a focus on poetry after 1800 (including Romantic poetry)

Choose one of the following:
  Any additional course from the above lists of poetry courses before 1800 or poetry after 1800
  ENGL 3050
  ENGL 3050H
  ENGL 4800W (with a specified poetry or poetics focus)
  Topics course with a poetry or poetics focus