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English (ENG)

Requirements for the Major in English

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements, thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements, including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted. Unless stated otherwise, a grade of “C-” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Suggested electives:

Upper-level coursework in the English Major:
The program in English provides three areas of specialization (divided into three degree-options below):

English and American literature - The primary mission of the literature option is to provide a solid foundation in the study of British and American literature. The program also offers courses in other world literatures in translation, cultural studies, feminist and ethnic studies, and both traditional and more recent critical approaches.  

Creative writing - The creative writing option includes training in writing fiction and poetry and study of English and American literature.

Professional and technical writing - The professional and technical writing option combines the study of English and American literature with an introduction to writing found in the professional workplace.

The English Education major is described under the section for the College of Education. Major requirements for English majors are listed below. A grade of “D” will not be counted toward fulfilling the major requirements. Grades of “D” or “F” in English courses will, however, be used in calculating the major GPA unless the course is retaken under the grade forgiveness policy. Students may not use more than one Directed Study toward meeting the major requirements. Transfer students must earn at least 15 hours in the major at USF. A 2.5 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

OPTION I: English and American Literature
Twelve courses (36 hours) as follows:

  1. Two of the following:
    AML 3031 American Literature to 1860
    AML 3032 American Literature 1860-1912
    AML 3051 American Literature 1912-1945

  2. Four of the following:
    ENL 3015 British Literature to 1616
    ENL 3230 British Literature 1616-1780
    ENL 3251 British Literature 1780-1900
    ENL 3273 British Literature 1900-1945
    ENL 3331 Early Shakespeare or
    ENL 3332 Late Shakespeare

  3. Five of the following, at least two of which must be from Group A:

    Group A
    AML 4111 19th Century American Novel
    AML 4121 20th Century American Novel
    ENL 4122 British Novel through Hardy
    ENL 4132 British Novel: Conrad to the present
    ENL 4311 Chaucer
    ENL 4338 Advanced Studies in Shakespeare
    ENL 4341 Milton
    LIT 3101 Literature of the Western World Through the Renaissance
    LIT 3102 Literature of the Western World Since the Renaissance

    Group B
    AML 3031 American Literature to 1860
    AML 3032 American Literature 1860-1912
    AML 3051 American Literature 1912-1945
    AML 3604 African-American Literature
    AML 4261 Literature of the South
    AML 4330 Selected American Authors
    ENG 4060 History of the English Language
    ENL 3015 British Literature to 1616
    ENL 3230 British Literature 1616-1780
    ENL 3251 British Literature 1780-1900
    ENL 3273 British Literature 1900-1945
    ENL 3331 Early Shakespeare
    ENL 3332 Late Shakespeare
    ENL 4303 Selected British Authors
    LIN 4671 Traditional English Grammar
    LIN 4680 Structure of American English
    LIT 3022 Modern Short Novel
    LIT 3043 Modern Drama
    LIT 3073 Contemporary Literature
    LIT 3144 Modern European Novel
    LIT 3374 Bible as Literature
    LIT 3410 Religious and Existential Themes
    LIT 3700 Survey of Poetry
    LIT 4930 Selected Topics in English Studies

  4. ENG 4013 Literary Criticism (Required for Literature majors)

OPTION II: Professional and Technical Writing
This 36-hour program allows undergraduates to concentrate their studies in professional writing, wherein they will master special writing skills demanded by industry, business, government, and the professions. The English Department may arrange semester-long internships with local businesses, industries, and professional organizations. Interns will earn three credit hours and, in some cases, receive compensation from their employers for their duties.

Students choosing this concentration will also assure themselves of a core of liberal arts studies since they must take 21 credit hours of literature courses in addition to 15 hours of composition courses.

  1. Composition requirements:

    Five of the following:
    CRW 2100 Narration and Description
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    ENC 3213 Professional Writing
    ENC 3310 Expository Writing
    ENC 4260 Advanced Technical Writing
    ENC 4311 Advanced Composition
    ENC 4931 Selected Topics in Professional and Technical Writing

  2. Literature requirements:
    The student must select seven literature courses from those listed in OPTION I. Two courses must be from Group 1, four courses from Group 2, and one course from Group 3 and/or Group 4.


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