English Literature and Communications Major

English Library Resources
Communications Library Resources 

Major in English Literature and Communications – 45 credits
Required in the Major:  

Choice of:

  • COMM-110: Introduction to Communications (WOK: Behavioral)
    OR
  • COMM-141: Introduction to Journalism

Five courses (15 credits) chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • COMM-102: Newspaper Workshop (1 credit course may be taken up to three times)
  • COMM-112: Television Workshop (1 credit course may be taken up to three times)
  • COMM-201: Introduction to Film Analysis
  • COMM-203: Visual Literacy
  • COMM-210: Interpersonal Communication (WOK: Behavioral)
  • COMM-221: Video Design and Production I
  • COMM-230: Audio Production
  • COMM-251: Mass Media and Society (WOK: Behavioral)
  • COMM-252: Writing for Electronic Media (Writing Intensive)
  • COMM-253: Advanced Public Speaking Applications
  • COMM-255: Public Relations (WOK: Behavioral)
  • COMM-258: Scriptwriting (Writing Intensive)
  • COMM-260: Public Relations Writing (Writing Intensive)
  • COMM-265: Writing and Editing for Magazines (Writing Intensive)
  • COMM-275: Persuasive Methods
  • COMM-281: Special Topics in Communications/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit.)
  • COMM-310: Theories and Research Methods
  • COMM-325: Video Design and Production II
  • COMM-401: Internship in Communications
  • COMM-481: Advanced Special Topics in Communications/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit.)
  • COMM-498: Senior Seminar in Communications

Two courses (6 credits) in American Literature at the 200-level or above chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • ENGL-205: American Poetry (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-245: The American Theater (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-251: African-American Writers (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-264: Early American Literature, contact-1820 (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-265: American Romanticism, 1820-1865 (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-266: Modern American Literature, 1865-1945 (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-267: Contemporary American Literature, 1940-present (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-280: American Literature of the 1920s: The Lost Generation (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-301: American Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-340: American Literature Seminar

Two courses (6 credits) in British Literature at the 200-level or above chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester:

  • ENGL-206: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary British Poetry (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-225: Eighteenth-Century British Literature (WOK: Literary
  • ENGL-233: British Romanticism (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-238: Victorian Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-248: Irish Literature I: The Celtic Era to the Gaelic Movement (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-249: Irish Literature II: 20th Century Irish Renaissance to the Present (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-300: James Joyce and Ulysses (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-308: British Novel (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-338: Age of Chaucer (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-342: British Literature Seminar

Choice of:

  • ENGL-201: Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines (WOK: Literary)
    OR
  • ENGL-202: Shakespeare in Love and War (WOK: Literary)

ENGL-488: Research Writing

ENGL-498: Senior Seminar in English Literature

Two courses (6 credits) chosen from the following, which may not be offered every semester

  • ENGL-104: Introduction to Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-110: Literature into Film (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-175: The Short Story (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-190: Modern Japanese Literature
  • ENGL-227: Drama: Classical to Modern (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-228: Modern Drama (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-240: The Comic Spirit
  • ENGL-241: Gender and Literature (WOK: Literary and Writing Intensive)
  • ENGL-250: Creative Writing
  • ENGL-260: Ethnic Voices (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-271: Gothic Tradition in Literature (WOK: Literary)
  • ENGL-281: Special Topics in English/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit)
  • ENGL-401: Internship in English Literature
  • ENGL-410: A Sense of Place (Intersession course)
  • ENGL-481: Advanced Special Topics in English/Topics vary by semester (Repeatable for credit.)

Sample Bachelor of Arts: English Literature Major/selected minor (declaration of minor not required for graduation):
Please note that this is a suggested academic plan only, it is not meant to address each student’s individual requirements or interests. Students will develop a personalized academic plan with a faculty advisor; however, it is the student’s responsibility to be aware of, register for, and successfully complete all of the requirements for graduation in the major.

 

 

Year One Fall 

15/16* 

Year Two Fall 

15/16* 

Year Three Fall 

16 

Year Four Fall 

15 

COMM-110 or 141
ENGL-101
RLST-104
Language 103
WOK or elective
FYIN-100*
ENGL American
ENGL British
GLST-201
RLST-2XX
WOK or elective
FYIN-101*
COMM elective
ENGL elective (WI)
ETHS-201
PSPK-101 (1 cr)
Minor #2 or elective
Minor #3 or elective
COMM elective
ENGL-201 or 202
ENGL-488
WOK or elective
Minor #6 or elective
       

Year One Spring 

15/16* 

Year Two Spring 

16/17* 

Year Three Spring 

15 

Year Four Spring 

13 

COMM elective
ENGL American
ILAR-101
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
PHED #1*
Swim Test*
COMM elective
ENGL elective
Minor #1 or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective (4 cr)
PHED #2*
COMM elective
ENGL British
Minor #4 or elective
Minor #5 or elective
WOK or elective
ENGL-498
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
WOK or elective
Elective (1 cr)

 

 

*Non-academic credit - these courses do not apply towards the minimum required for graduation.

Minimum Academic Credits required for graduation: 120