1. Arts Humanities and Social Sciences
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English| Major

Geared towards the student who seeks a background in British and American literature as the basis of study in the liberal arts.

Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Arts

The major in English is directed toward the student who seeks a background in British and American Literature as the basis of study in the liberal arts, or who wishes to pursue graduate studies in the field. Students may also wish to combine courses in English with a major in another field such as history or communication.

Requirements for the English Major

Students are required to take 36 semester credits including:

  • EN 140 Principles of Critical Analysis (3 SH)

  • EN 220 Major British Writers (3 SH)

  • EN 221 Major American Writers (3 SH)

  • EN 342 Studies in Shakespeare (3 SH)

  • EN 400 Senior Research Project (3 SH)

  • EN 401 Literacy Theory and Criticism (3 SH)

English Group 1

Students are required to take 9 semester credits of British Literature from the following classes:

  • EN 327 The Neoclassical Age (3 SH)

  • EN 328 The Romantic Age (3 SH)

  • EN 329 The Victorian Age (3 SH)

  • EN 345 Old English and Medieval Literature (3 SH)

  • EN 346 Tudor and Stuart Literature (3 SH)

  • EN 347 British Modernism and Contemporary British Literature (3 SH)

English Group 2

Students must take six semester credits of American literature from the following:

  • EN 300 American Literature to 1865 (3 SH)

  • EN 301 American Literature, 1865 to 1914 (3 SH)

  • EN 302 American Literature, 1914 to Present (3 SH)

  • EN 338 African-American Literature (3 SH)

  • EN 339 Multi-Ethnic American Literature (3 SH)

English Group 3

Students must take 3 semester credits from the following.

  • EN 305 Composition Theory (3 SH)

  • EN 306 Linguistics (3 SH)

  • EN 310 Journalistic Essay (3 SH)

  • EN 315 Creative Writing: Fiction (3 SH)

  • EN 316 Creative Writing: Dramatic Forms (3 SH)

  • EN 317 Creative Writing: Poetry (3 SH)

  • EN 343 Studies in World Literature (3 SH)

  • EN 348 Women's Literature (3 SH)

  • EN 250 / 350 Internship in English (3 SH)

For more information about English…

Jennifer Swartz-Levine, Ph.D

Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center

1 (440) 375-7456

jswartz@lec.edu

Arts Humanities and Social Sciences

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English Faculty