Majors and Minors

Literature Major

The major in Literature consists of thirty-three (33) hours.
 
Introduction to Literary Study—one course from:
ENG 221. Prison Narratives
ENG 224. The Study of a Literary Theme in Western Heritage
ENG 225. The Study of a Literary Theme in Religious Heritage
ENG 226. The Study of a Literary Theme in Creative Expression
ENG 233. The Study of Drama
ENG 234. The Study of Fiction
ENG 235. The Study of Poetry
ENG 237. Literature and Film
ENG 263. Survey of British Literature: Beginnings through the Eighteenth Century
ENG 264. Survey of British Literature: Romanticism to the Present 
ENG 265. Survey of American Literature
 
Methods of Literary Study:
ENG 301. Introduction to Literary Studies
 
Author Study—one course from:
ENG 320. Shakespeare I: Early Plays 
ENG 321. Shakespeare II: Later Plays 
ENG 330. Chaucer
ENG 335. Milton
ENG 382. Special Topics in Literature and Film [topic must concern no more than 2 authors] ENG 383. Special Topics in Author Study [topic must concern no more than 2 authors]
 
Genre Study—one course from:
ENG 349. The English Novel
ENG 354. The American Novel
ENG 362. Modern Poetry
ENG 364. Modern Drama
ENG 366. Modern Fiction
ENG 367. Contemporary Drama ENG 368. Contemporary Poetry
ENG 369. Contemporary Fiction
ENG 382. Special Topics in Literature and Film [topic must involve genre study]
ENG 384. Special Topics in Genre Study
 
Historical or Cultural Study—one course from:
ENG 340. Sixteenth-Century Literature
ENG 342. Seventeenth-Century Literature
ENG 346. Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
ENG 347. Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement
ENG 348. Victorian Poetry and Prose
  ENG 352. Romanticism in American Literature
  ENG 353. Realism in American Literature
  ENG 357. Southern Literature to 1900
  ENG 358. Southern Literature since 1900
  ENG 359. African American Literature: Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance
  ENG 360. African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to the Present
  ENG 382. Special Topics in Literature & Film [topic must involve historical/cultural study]
  ENG 385. Special Topics in Historical or Cultural Study
 
  • Language Study or Writing—one course from:
  ENG 307. Essay Writing
  ENG 308. Writing Narrative Poetry
  ENG 309. Writing Short Fiction
  ENG 311. Writing Lyric Poetry
  ENG 312. Writing the Long Story
  ENG 323. History of the English Language
  ENG 325. Contemporary Theories in Linguistics
  ENG 329. Twentieth-Century Literary Theory and Criticism
  ENG 371. Beginning Playwriting
  ENG 372. Screenwriting
  ENG 386. Special Topics in Language Study or Writing
  ENG 390. Public Writing
  ENG 483. Advanced Playwriting Workshop
  ENG 485. The Ferrol Sams, Jr., Distinguished Chair of (3 hours) English Seminar in Fiction, 
  Poetry, or Drama 
  ENG 487. Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
 
  • Experiential Study—one course (0–3 hours) from:
  WRT 490. Writing Preceptorship (fulfills EXP 408)
  ENG 498. Internship in Editing, Writing, or Research (fulfills EXP 407)
  ENG 488. Independent Study for Honors in English (fulfills EXP 401)
  EXP 402. Creative Activity in the Arts
  EXP 403. Service-Learning
  EXP 404. Study Away
 ( EXP subject mus be related to the ENG discipline or skills.)
 
  Four ENG electives (at least three courses at the 300-level or above) chosen in
  consultation with the chair or academic advisor.

Creative Writing Major

The major in Creative Writing consists of thirty-three (33) hours.

Gateway to Creative Writing:
ENG 226. The Study of a Literary Theme in Creative Expression (required topic: Multi- Genre Introduction to Writing Based on Models
 
Language Requirements:
ENG 323. History of the English Language
ENG 390. Public Writing
 
Experiential Requirement—one course (0–3 hours) from:
WRT 490. Writing Preceptorship (fulfills EXP 408)
ENG 498. Internship in Editing, Writing, or Research (fulfills EXP 407)
ENG 488. Independent Study for Honors in English (fulfills EXP 401)
EXP 402. Creative Activity in the Arts (with departmental approval)
EXP 403. Service-Learning (with departmental approval)
EXP 404. Study Away Activity (with departmental approval)
Dulcimer leadership position
 

Choose one group from:

(Group One—Poetry Writing Emphasis)

Genre Literacy—one course from:
ENG 362. Modern Poetry
ENG 368. Contemporary Poetry
 
Historical/Cultural Depth—one course from:
ENG 347. Poetry and Prose of the Romantic Movement
ENG 348. Victorian Poetry and Prose
ENG 352. Romanticism in American Literature
ENG 360. African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to the Present
 
Proficiency:
ENG 308. Writing Narrative Poetry
ENG 311. Writing Lyric Poetry
ENG 485. The Ferrol Sams, Jr., Distinguished Chair of English Seminar in Fiction, Poetry, or Drama
 
Depth in Field—one course from:
ENG 309. Writing Short Fiction
ENG 307. Creative Approaches to Nonfiction
ENG 371. Beginning Playwriting
 
(Group Two—Fiction Writing Emphasis)
 
Genre Literacy—one course from:
ENG 349. The English Novel
ENG 354. The American Novel
ENG 366. Modern Fiction
ENG 369. Contemporary Fiction
 
Historical/Cultural Depth—one course from:
ENG 353. Realism in American Literature
ENG 359. African American Literature: Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance
ENG 360. African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to the Present
 
Proficiency:
ENG 309. Writing Short Fiction
ENG 312. Writing the Long Story
ENG 485. The Ferrol Sams, Jr., Distinguished Chair of English Seminar in Fiction, Poetry, or Drama
 
Depth in Field—one course from:
ENG 308. Writing Narrative Poetry
ENG 307. Creative Approaches to Nonfiction
ENG 371. Beginning Playwriting
 
(Group Three—Drama Writing Emphasis)
 
Genre Literacy—one course from:
ENG 320. Shakespeare I: Early Plays
ENG 321. Shakespeare II: Later Plays
ENG 364. Modern Drama
ENG 367. Contemporary Drama
THR 327. A Survey of Theatre History II
 
Historical/Cultural Depth—one course from:
ENG 353. Realism in American Literature
ENG 359. African American Literature: Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance
ENG 360. African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to the Present
JMS 305. The Visual Story
 
Proficiency:
ENG 371. Beginning Playwriting
ENG 382. Special Topics in Literature and Film
ENG 485. The Ferrol Sams, Jr., Distinguished Chair of English Seminar in Fiction, Poetry, or Drama
 
Depth in Field—one course from:
ENG 307. Creative Approaches to Nonfiction
ENG 308. Writing Narrative Poetry
ENG 309. Writing Short Fiction

Honors

In addition to the course requirements detailed under the Literature Track tab, majors on the Literature Track may attain Departmental Honors in English by successfully completing the major requirements plus ENG 329 or its equivalent and ENG 488 under the direction of an Honors Committee composed of the Chair and two members of the English Department selected by the student. Students should register for ENG 488 in the spring semester of their junior year and complete the honors paper by March 15 of the senior year.

In addition to the course requirements detailed under the Creative Writing Track tab, majors on the Creative Writing Track may attain Departmental Honors in English by submitting a portfolio by March 15 of the senior year to be juried by outside readers. The portfolio must be judged “outstanding” to receive honors.

A grade point average of 3.50 in upper-division English classes is required for honors on all major tracks.

Secondary Teacher Certification

Teacher certification in English (6-12) is available to English majors who successfully complete the regular Literature Track program and ENG 323 or 325. Students planning to teach English in secondary school should notify their advisor and contact the secondary education advisor in Tift College of Education. Required courses in education include EDUC 210, 220, 256, 283, 357, 398, 399, 406, 468, 469, 476, 485, and 492.

Please consult the Tift College of Education Admission to Teacher Education web page for more details.