English B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Marcus Embry, Ph.D., Chair

Location: Ross 1284

Telephone: 970.351.2971

Website: www.unco.edu/english

Advising Information:

Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.

Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.

The program consists of four parts:

  1. Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
  2. Required Major Credits
  3. Required Minor Credits
  4. University-Wide Credits

Program Description:

The English major is excellent preparation for any profession or occupation that stresses language usage, such as writing and teaching-related fields. Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter a variety of professional and graduate level programs, including law, theology, medicine (with appropriate science and mathematics preparation), library science, communications, media and business.

Program Admission Requirements:

Academic Good Standing

Program Requirements:

  • Only two courses included in the Liberal Arts Core may count for elective credit.

  • In accordance with University Policies, coursework earned more than 10 years prior to the date of matriculation to UNC may not be used to satisfy any major or minor requirements.  Any exception to this policy is at the discretion of the academic program. 

Degree Requirements — 120 Credits

Degree Requirements

1. Required LAC — 40 credits

2. Required Major — 39 credits

Take all of the following courses:

ENG 195Introduction to the Discipline of English

3

ENG 319The Art of Persuasion

3

ENG 345Literary Theory and Criticism

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 318Traditional and Modern Grammars

3

ENG 320History of the English Language

3

ENG 419English Linguistics

3

British Literature before 1800

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 349Old English, 700-1200

3

ENG 350Middle English, 1200-1485

3

ENG 351The Tudor Period, 1485-1603

3

ENG 352The Stuart Period, 1603-1714

3

ENG 353The Eighteenth Century, 1714-1789

3

British Literature after 1800

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 354British Romanticism

3

ENG 355Victorian Prose and Poetry

3

ENG 356Twentieth Century British Literature

3

American Literature before 1900

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 370Colonial American Literature, 1492-1800

3

ENG 371Antebellum American Literature, 1800-1865

3

ENG 372American Realism and the Making of America

3

American Literature after 1900

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 373American Modernism and the Crisis of Representation

3

ENG 374American Diaspora and Globalization

3

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 402The Short Story

3

ENG 403Techniques of the Novel

3

ENG 430Advanced Studies in World Literature, Folklore, or Mythology

3

ENG 441Colloquium in Literature

3

ENG 495Advanced Cultural Studies

3

Remaining credits may be fulfilled with any ENG, FILM or HUM prefixed courses, excluding ENG 122, ENG 123, and ENG 225.

3. Required Minor — 18 credits

4. University-Wide Credits — 23 credits

Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 23 credits.