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Honors Track in English

The Honors Track is an enhancement of the two existing tracks in English. All English majors must select either the writing or literature track. Honors students draw upon courses in both tracks and complete an additional 12 credits , or 3 courses, beyond the requirements of the major. In addition, students write an Honors Thesis incorporating both creative and critical components.

Any student can opt to enroll in the Honors track, but only students who have achieved a 3.7 GPA in the major will graduate with Honors.

Requirements

The program requires the completion of fifty-six (56) credits, as follows:

Level One (12 or 16 credits):

  • Core course: Rhetoric and Composition (4 credits), or
  • Core course: Literature (4 credits)
  • ENGL - 260 Writing Seminar I

Level Two (32 credits)

Literature courses (20 credits):
  • ENGL - 310 Literature Period Courses: 1100-1700
  • ENGL - 320 Literature Period Courses: 1700-1900
  • ENGL - 330 Literature Period Courses: 1900-Present
  • ENGL - 340 Shakespeare
  • ENGL - 299 Critical Analysis
Writing Courses (12 credits), chosen from the following:
  • ENGL - 350 Rhetoric and Culture
  • ENGL - 370 Ethics, Writing, and Culture
  • ENGL - 400 Special Topics in Writing
  • ENGL - 450 Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction
  • ENGL - 460 Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENGL - 470 Advanced Workshop in Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • ENGL - 480 Writing Internships

Level Three (12 credits):

Upper Division Electives (8 credits), one chosen from Literature and one from Writing:

  • ENGL - 490 Senior Seminar in Literature or
  • ENGL - 491 Senior Seminar in Writing