English B.A. – Liberal Arts Emphasis

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Joonok Huh, 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.

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.