B.A. in English Studies / Integrated Concentration (61credits)


English majors choose among four concentrations: Integrated, Writing, Linguistics, and Literature.

ENglish Studies: Integrated Concentration Major and Minor

Major: Common Core (see below)


Core Courses:

LING 315

One upper-division LING

One lower-division or upper-division WR [above 122]

One upper-division WR


Pick one from:

LIT     204-205-206   Survey of British Literature

LIT     253-254         Survey of American Literature


Six upper-division electives from any English area (24)

*at least two from 400’s.


Minor: (24 Credits)

*May not combine with major in any English concentration


Core Courses:

Two lower-division or upper-division courses from English fields

Four additional upper-division courses from English fields


  • Common Core
  • English Learning Outcomes

English Studies Common Core

Before taking the Foundations courses, students should have the General Education writing requirement completed, and one lower-division Literature course before LIT 317 (LIT 201 or LIT 202 recommended)

ENG 498 Senior Capstone (1) [Not required for Language Arts Secondary Education majors]

LING 310 Introduction to Linguistics (4)

LIT 317 Introduction to Literary Study I (4)

WR 230 Introduction to Writing Studies (4)

English Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop basic understanding of the nature of language and of the appropriate methods for language inquiry /analysis.
  2. Develop the skills required to write persuasive, coherent explications of literary texts, to appropriately support arguments with both primary and secondary source material and to properly employ the conventions of documentation for writing effective critical essays.
  3. Develop familiarity with the key issues in writing studies.