B.A. English, Literary Option

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A. in English, Literary option.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 33
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

ENGL 2211Introduction to Literary Analysis3
ENGL 2280Grammar and Usage3
or ENGL 2281 Introduction to Language Studies
ENGL 3311Literary Criticism and Theory3
ENGL 4491Senior Seminar in Literature3
Select two of the following survey courses:6
Survey of British Literature I Beginnings through 18th Century
Survey of British Literature II 19th Century to Present
Survey of American Literature I Beginnings to 1860
Survey of American Literature II 1860 to Present
Select one of the following genre courses:3
Genre Studies in Drama
Genre Studies in Poetry
Genre Studies in Fiction
Genre Studies in NonFiction
Special Topics in Genre
Select two of the following period courses:6
Studies in Classical Literature
Studies in Medieval Literature
Studies in Renaissance Literature
Studies in Seventeenth Century Literature
Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature
Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
Studies in Late Nineteenth Century Literature
Studies in Early Twentieth Century Literature
Studies in Contemporary Literature
Select one of the following major figure courses:3
Proseminar in a Major Literary Figure
Chaucer
Milton
Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Performance
Select one of the following themes and identity courses:3
Gender in Literature
Ethnicity in Literature
American Indian Literature
Post-Colonial Literature
Select one of the following language studies courses:3
Varieties of American English
Studies In Grammar
Rotating Topics in Linguistics
Old English
History of the English Language
Introduction to Sociolinguistics
Electives - 9 additional elective credits from English courses listed in Literary Option, Professional Writing Option and Creative Writing Option, or the following courses, 6 credits of which must be upper-division courses.9
Nature of Language (Satisfies General Education Objective 7)
Major Themes in Literature (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Art of Film I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Literature and Ideas (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Introduction to Folklore and Oral Tradition
Survey of World Literature I Beginnings through 16th Century (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Survey of World Literature II 17th Century to Present (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 4)
Art of the Film II
Bible as Literature
The West in American Literature
Language in the United States
Methods Teaching English
Philosophy and Literature
History of Literary Criticism
Studies in National Literatures
Comparative Literature
Total Credits45

​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements45
Upper Division Free Electives6
Free Electives32
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education