2019-20 Academic Catalog 
    May 26, 2024  
2019-20 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English, BA, Concentration: English Literature

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About the Program

Apply Now The Literature option is the broadest of our degrees, and involves the careful analysis of texts in their cultural, historical, and formal contexts.  Because the Literature degree involves extensive training in writing and the close attention to the meaning of texts, this option provides a flexible set of skills that can be applied to a wide variety of careers.

Degree Requirements

PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)

CHESS College Core (36 Credits)

  • Modern Language (12 Credits)
  • U.S. Traditions (3 Credits)
  • Global Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Literature and the Arts (3 Credits)
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity (3 Credits)
  • Gender Issues (3 Credits)
  • Social Ethics (3 Credits)
  • Individual and Society (3 Credits)
  • Western Heritage (3 Credits)

For courses that meet these requirements, please see the CHESS College Core list .

Major Core (36 Credits)

Other Required Courses (18 Credits)

  • Free Electives (18 Credits)

Total 120 Credits Required

Degree Map


Minimum Grade and Grade Point Average (GPA):  Minimum grade of C required for all ENGL and Foreign Language courses; 2.0 GPA

Experiential Learning (EL):  One EL course required.  EL courses are noted by (e) next to the course title.

General Education Core:  General Education notations can be found within the course description.  Please click on a course to see if it meets a Gen Ed requirement.

Milestone Courses noted by (m) next to the course title have been identified as being critical to your success in this field of study. 

Courses that are only offered on one campus will be noted by an (H) for Hammond, or (W) for Westville.

Please see the Additional Information and Guidelines section below for more information.

Semester 1 (15 Credits)

Semester 3 (15 Credits)

Semester 4 (15 Credits)

Semester 5 (15 Credits)

Semester 6 (15 Credits)

Semester 7 (15 Credits)

Semester 8 (15 Credits)

Additional Information and Guidelines

Students may substitute other program requirements with the approval of their academic advisor.

No cross-listed course may be double-counted.

Undergraduates are limited to two 50000 level courses.

Note 1: SPAN, FR, GER, ASL, or JPNS; students must complete 4 semesters of the same language.

Note 2: Choose one from each category: ENGL 24000 or 24100 (m); 26000 or 26100; 35000 or 35100

Note 3: ENGL 41100 may be taken to satisfy both the Author Studies and the Junior/Senior Seminar requirement only if the course is taken twice, each time featuring a different author.


The 8 semester plan of study is a recommended sequence of classes designed to show how this program can be completed within four years.

Visit the 15 to Finish website for information and resources.

For career information, click here to visit the Careers and Employment Trends page.

For Financial Aid eligibility, click here. Annual FAFSA filing deadline is March 10. Financial Aid recipients are required to complete 30 credits per calendar year to stay eligible for the standard financial aid award.

Financial Guarantee: If you follow the degree map and find a course unavailable, you may be able to take the course for free in a future semester.  Certain exclusions apply. 

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