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Division of Language & Literature
Kevin J. Koch, Ph.D., Chair

Double major in Literature & Creative Writing:
Students must complete 33 literature credits plus Senior Literature Capstone and 18 creative writing credits plus Senior Thesis Seminar. Literature majors will be required to defend their Literature Capstone thesis.

Requirements for the major in Creative Writing (B.A.):
The thesis will be examined by a board of English faculty.

Req Course Cr's
Select four courses from either Req 1a & 1b, 1b & 1c, or 1a & 1c
1a   L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing 3
1a   L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing 3
1b   L.ENG-238: Poetry Writing 3
1b   L.ENG-385: Advanced Poetry Writing 3
1c   L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape 3
1c   L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA 3
1c   L.ENG-380: Nature Writing 3
1c   **L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature & Workshop 3
2   Elective: One additional L.ENG writing course at 236 or higher 3
3   Elective: One additional L.ENG writing course at 236 or higher 3
4   L.ENG-210: Literary Studies 3
5   L.ENG-200+: One additional non-AGE Literature course 3
6   L.ENG-200+: One additional non-AGE Literature course 3
7   L.ENG-200+: One additional non-AGE Literature course 3
8   L.ENG-468: Literary Criticism 3
9   L.ENG-491: Senior Thesis Seminar-PJ 3
10   L.ENG-491D: Senior Thesis Defense 3
**highly recommended as part of Req 1C
36 total required credits
 
Requirements for the major in Literature (B.A.):
Students will be required to defend their Literature Capstone thesis.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.ENG-210: Literary Studies 3
Select one from Req 2 (Diversity)
2   L.ENG-221: World Literature: Beginnings to Middle Ages 3
2   L.ENG-222: World Literature: Renaissance to Modern 3
2   L.ENG-224: African American Literature 3
2   L.ENG-253: Native Voices, Native Lives 3
2   L.ENG-285: Modern Irish Culture & Literature 3
2   L.ENG-348: Post-Colonial Literature in English 3
Select one from Req 3 (British Literature, pre-1800)
3   L.ENG-337: Medieval and Renaissance British Lit 3
3   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th Century Literature 3
3   L.ENG-352: 18th Century British Literature 3
Select one from Req 4 (British Literature, 1800 to Present)
4   L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832 3
4   L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901 3
4   L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel 3
4   L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present 3
4   L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present 3
4   L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present 3
4   L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840 3
Select two from Req 5 (American Literature)
5   L.ENG-224: African American Literature 3
5   L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860 3
5   L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900 3
5   L.ENG-328: American Lit: Modern & Contemporary Poetry 3
5   L.ENG-329: American Lit: Modern/Contemporary Drama 3
5   L.ENG-330: American Lit: Modern Prose 1900-1945 3
5   L.ENG-331: Am Lit: Contemporary Prose 1945-Present 3
Select one from Req 6 (Major Figures)
6   L.ENG-332: Major American Authors 3
6   L.ENG-333: Shakespeare Before 1600 3
6   L.ENG-334: Shakespeare After 1600 3
6   L.ENG-346: British Major Figures 1900-Present 3
6   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th-Century Literature 3
7   L.ENG-200+: One additional 200+ Literature course 3
8   L.ENG-200+: One additional non-AGE 200+ Literature course 3
9   L.ENG-300+: One additional non-AGE 300+ Literature course 3
10   L.ENG-468: Literary Criticism 3
11   L.ENG-490: Senior Literature Capstone-PJ 3
12   L.ENG-490D: Senior Literature Capstone Defense 0
36 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in English:
 
Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 2 (British Literature)
1   L.ENG-333: Shakespeare Before 1600 3
1   L.ENG-334: Shakespeare After 1600 3
1   L.ENG-337: Medieval and Renaissance British Lit 3
1   L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832 3
1   L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901 3
1   L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel 3
1   L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present 3
1   L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present 3
1   L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present 3
1   L.ENG-346: British Major Figures 1900-Present 3
1   L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th Century Literature 3
1   L.ENG-352: 18th Century British Literature 3
1   L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840 3
Select one from Req 2 (American Literature)
2   L.ENG-224: African American Literature 3
2   L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860 3
2   L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900 3
2   L.ENG-328: American Lit: Modern & Contemporary Poetry 3
2   L.ENG-329: American Lit: Modern/Contemporary Drama 3
2   L.ENG-330: American Lit: Modern Prose 1900-1945 3
2   L.ENG-331: Am Lit: Contemporary Prose 1945-Present 3
2   L.ENG-332: Major American Authors 3
Select one from Req 3 (Writing)
3   L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape 3
3   L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing 3
3   L.ENG-238: Poetry Writing 3
3   L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA 3
3   L.ENG-370: Fantastic Fiction 3
3   L.ENG-371: Screenwriting 3
3   L.ENG-380: Nature Writing 3
3   L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar 3
3   L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature and Workshop 3
3   L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing 3
3   L.ENG-385: Advanced Poetry Writing 3
3   L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing, and Publishing 3
4   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
5   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
6   Elective: One additional L.ENG course at 200 or higher 3
18 total required credits
 
Requirements for the minor in Publishing: 
Students should contact the Center for Experiential Learning for internship possibilities.

Req Course Cr's
Select one from Req 1
1   L.CIT-110: Computing & Information Technology Basics 3
1   L.CIT-111: Accelerated Computing & Info Tech Basics 3
Select one from Req 2 (Writing Workshop)
2   L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape 3
2   L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing 3
2   L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA 3
2   L.ENG-380: Nature Writing 3
2   L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar 3
2   L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature and Workshop 3
2   L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing 3
Select one from Req 3 (Professional Writing)
3   L.COM-202: Public Relations Writing 3
3   L.COM-204: Organizational Communication 3
3   L.COM-330: Business Speaking and Writing 3
Select one from Req 4 (Visual Arts)
4   L.ART-111: Photomontage & Assemblage 3
4   L.ART-270: Beginning Drawing-AA 3
4   L.COM-164: Digital Imaging 3
4   L.COM-262: Photojournalism 3
5   L.COM-264: Desktop Publishing 3
6   L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing, and Publishing 3
7   Internship through the Center for Experiential Learning 1 to 3
19 to 21 total required credits
 
CREATIVE WRITING
L.ENG-150: Composing with Video
L.ENG-236: Writing the Midwest Landscape
L.ENG-237: Fiction Writing
L.ENG-238: Poetry Writing
L.ENG-239: Creative Nonfiction Writing-AA
L.ENG-254: Travel Writing: Guatemala & Int'l Service
L.ENG-380: Nature Writing
L.ENG-382: Writing Seminar
L.ENG-383: Nonfiction Literature & Workshop
L.ENG-384: Advanced Fiction Writing
L.ENG-385: Advanced Poetry Writing
L.ENG-389: Revision, Editing & Publishing
L.ENG-491: Senior Thesis Seminar-PJ
 
FOUNDATIONAL WRITING
L.ENG-111: Critical Writing-FW
 
LITERATURE
L.ENG-201: Poetry in Performance
L.ENG-221: World Literature: Beginnings to Middle Ages
L.ENG-222: World Literature: Renaissance to Modern
L.ENG-224: African American Literature
L.ENG-225: Literature of Oppression and Resistance-AC
L.ENG-231: Short Fiction-AA
L.ENG-232: The Novel-AA
L.ENG-233: Drama-AA
L.ENG-235: The Revisionist Superhero-AA
L.ENG-240: The Nature of Nature in Ireland-AI
L.ENG-242: Chicago Literature-AA
L.ENG-248: Caribbean, African, Asian Literature of Identity-AI
L.ENG-251: Literature of the Frontier & American West-AA
L.ENG-252: The Law in American Film & Fiction-AA
L.ENG-253: Native Voices, Native Lives
L.ENG-255: All for One, One for All-AI
L.ENG-264: American Literature: The Search for Identity-AA
L.ENG-275: Bleak House in Context
L.ENG-273: The Gothic Imagination-AC
L.ENG-274: Irish Gothic-AC
L.ENG-275: Witchcraft in Early Modern British Literature
L.ENG-285: Modern Irish Literature & Culture
L.ENG-286: Ireland in Film
L.ENG-290: Canadian Imagination-AC
L.ENG-325: American Literature: 1820-1860
L.ENG-326: American Literature: 1861-1900
L.ENG-328: American Literature: Modern & Contemporary Poetry
L.ENG-329: American Literature: Modern & Contemporary Drama
L.ENG-330: American Literature: Modern Prose, 1900-1945
L.ENG-331: American Literature: Contemporary Prose, 1945-Present
L.ENG-332: Major American Authors
L.ENG-333: Shakespeare Before 1600
L.ENG-334: Shakespeare After 1600
L.ENG-337: Medieval & Renaissance British Literature
L.ENG-340: Romantic Age: 1798-1832
L.ENG-341: Victorian Age: 1832-1901
L.ENG-342: Victorian Age Novel
L.ENG-343: British/Irish Poetry 1900-Present
L.ENG-344: British Fiction 1900-Present
L.ENG-345: British Drama 1890-Present
L.ENG-346: Seminar: British Major Figures 1900-Present
L.ENG-348: Post-Colonial Literature in English
L.ENG-351: Milton & 17th Century Literature
L.ENG-352: 18th Century British Literature
L.ENG-355: English Novel: 1800-1840
 
THEORY AND APPLICATION
L.ENG-210: Literary Studies
L.ENG-391: Language Theory & Teaching of Writing
L.ENG-468: Literary Criticism
L.ENG-490: Senior Literature Capstone-PJ
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