Major Requirements - English

These requirements will apply to students enrolling at AU in the 2018-2019 academic year. Current students can find the requirements that apply to them by consulting the relevant academic catalog.

MAJOR IN ENGLISH  -  40 semester hours 

Core Requirements: 20 semester hours

One genre course:
ENG2200 or ENG2240 (4) 

One American Literature course:
ENG3320 or ENG3350 or ENG3370 (4)

One British literature course:
ENG3400 or ENG3420 or ENG3440 or ENG3460 (4) 

One course in literature outside the Anglo-American canon:
ENG3200 or ENG3500 or ENG3510 or ENG3520 (4)

One capstone course:
ENG4990 (4)

Selected Courses: 20 semester hours 

One language course:
ENG2100 Linguistics
OR
ENG3100 Stylistics
OR
ENG3550 Language, Literacy and Cognition (4)

One writing course:
ENG2060 Introduction to Creative Writing
OR
ENG2400 Grammar and Composition for Teachers
OR
ENG3020 Advanced Academic Writing (4)

One course in literary criticism:
ENG2260 Critical Approaches to Literature (4)

Choose 8 additional semester hours of ENG courses, excluding:
ENG1000 and ENG/EDU3180 

MAJOR IN ENGLISH for Secondary Licensure — 87 semester hours

Core Requirements: 20 semester hours

One genre course:
ENG2200 or ENG2240 (4) 

One American Literature course:
ENG3320 or ENG3350 or ENG3370 (4) 

One British literature course:
ENG3400 or ENG3420 or ENG3440 or ENG3460 (4) 

One course in literature outside the Anglo-American canon:
ENG3200 or ENG3500 or ENG3510 or ENG3520 (4)

One capstone course:
ENG4990 (4)

Selected Courses: 20 semester hours

One language course:
ENG3550 Language, Literacy and Cognition (4)

One writing course:
ENG2400 Grammar and Composition for Teachers (4)

One course in literary criticism:
ENG2260 Critical Approaches to Literature (4)
ENG/EDU3190 Multicultural Young Adult Literature (2)  

Choose at least 6 additional semester hours of ENG courses, excluding:
ENG1000 and ENG/EDU3180 

Education Courses for Secondary Licensure:

  • EDU2100 Foundations of Teaching and Learning (4)
  • EDU2260 Learning Theories and Application K-12 (4)
  • EDU3720 Reading Across the Curriculum (4)
  • EDU3620 Teaching and Assessing Diverse Learners in the Secondary Classroom (4)
  • SPED2120 Characteristics and Identification of Disabilities and the Law (4)
  • SPED4620 Collaboration Models for Inclusion (4)
  • EDU4750 Student Teaching (13)
  • EDU4760 Student Teaching Seminar (2)
  • ENG3820 Secondary Methods in English (4)

Additional Support Course for Secondary Licensure:

  • COM1550 Professional Communication (4)

*Secondary education candidates will also complete the supplemental major in secondary education.