Students pursuing a career in secondary education teaching must apply to the College of Education at the beginning of their sophomore year. Before being accepted into that program, students can pursue an English major, but their access to four required courses for teacher certification is restricted until they are admitted into the College of Education. Students in this program begin with the foundational courses required of all majors, and then add four foundational courses in pedagogy, teaching methods, and reading theory. That leaves them with only a few electives . . . but time enough to explore subjects and topics that will prove helpful to them as middle or high school teachers, such as creative writing, American literature, Shakespeare, and film studies. Students interested in completing the teacher certification requirements should contact their advisor.

  • ENG 210: Foundations of Literary Study I (3 credits)
  • ENG 280: Foundations of Literary Study II (3 credits)
  • ENG 320A: Methodologies of Literary History: Genre (4 credits)
  • ENG 320B: Methodologies of Literary History: Region, School, or Movement (4 credits)
  • ENG 320C: Methodologies of Literary History: Canon Formation (4 credits)
  • ENG 317: Readings in African and Caribbean Literatures (3 credits)
  • ENG 350: Readings in African, African American, or African Diaspora Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 351: Readings in Chicano and Latino Literatures (3 credits)
  • ENG 352: Readings in Asian or Asian American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 353: Readings in Women Writers (3 credits)
  • ENG 354: Readings in Native American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 355: Readings in Sexuality and Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 356: Readings in Jewish Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 360: Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) (3 credits)
  • ENG 448: Seminar in Gender and Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 449: Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 450 Seminar in African American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 460: Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 466: Seminar in Literatures of the Pacific Rim (3 credits)
  • ENG 482: Seminar in Feminist Literary and Cultural Theory (3 credits)
  • FLM 450: Studies in Ethnic Film (3 credits)
  • FLM 451: Studies in Postcolonial Cinema (3 credits)
  • FLM 452: Studies in Film, Gender, and Sexuality (3 credits)
    * If ENG 360, 450, or 460 is used to fulfill this requirement, it may not be used to fulfill requirement for literature after 1800.
  • ENG 318: Readings in Shakespeare (3 credits)
  • ENG 324: Readings in Epic (3 credits)
  • ENG 368: Studies in Medieval/Early Modern Literature (W) (3 credits)
  • ENG 441: Seminar in Early American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 454: Seminar in Medieval Literature and Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG 455: Seminar in Early Modern Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 457: Seminar in 18th Century British Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 360: Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) (3 credits)
  • ENG 362: Studies in Modern/Contemporary Literature (W) (3 credits)
  • ENG 443: Seminar in 19th Century American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 445: Seminar in 20th and 21st Century American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 450: Seminar in African American Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 452: Seminar in 20th and 21st Century British Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 458: Seminar in 19th-Century British Literature (3 credits)
  • ENG 460: Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)
  • PHL 474: Aesthetic Theory and Modernism (4 credits)
  • ENG 302: Introduction to English Language Studies (3 credits)
  • ENG 308: Readings in Literature for Young Adults (3 credits) (fulfills genre requirement)
  • ENG 408: Critical Literacies and Communities (4 credits)
  • Required capstone: ENG 413: Critical Questions in Language and Composition (W) (fulfills University’s Tier II writing requirement)