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English, B.A.

About the Program

The English B.A. program in literature offers a liberal arts English major, the enhancement of writing skills, and electives to satisfy Intellectual Foundations requirements.

About the English Department

326 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5416
Fax: (716) 878-5700

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33–39 cr

Total Required Credits in English 42 cr
(27 credits must be upper-division)

A. Required Courses (12 cr)

ENG 190 Introduction to Literary Interpretation
(Must be taken immediately after completion of basic communication requirement or within first year of transfer to English Department.)

Major Figure
Select one course from the following;
ENG 313 Milton
or ENG 314 Chaucer
or ENG 315 Shakespeare I
or ENG 316 Shakespeare II

ENG 390 Literary Criticism and Theory
ENG 490 Senior Seminar

B. Area Courses in English (30 cr)

1. Two courses in British literature, at least one before 1850. Pre-1850 options: ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 313, ENG 314, ENG 315, ENG 316, ENG 415, ENG 416, ENG 417, ENG 420. Other options: ENG 212, ENG 252, ENG 418, ENG 419, ENG 421, ENG 422 , ENG 455. If students use ENG 313, ENG 314, ENG 315, or ENG 316 to satisfy their Major Figure requirement (see above), they cannot use it to satisfy their pre-1850 requirement.

2. Two courses in American literature, at least one prior to 1900. Pre-1900 options: ENG 220, ENG 441, ENG 442, ENG 445. Other options: ENG 221, ENG 240, ENG 241, ENG 243, ENG 353, ENG 354, ENG 443, ENG 444.

3. Two courses in world literature, one of which must be non-Western. Non-Western options: ENG 230, ENG 345, ENG 346. Other options: ENG 130, ENG 131, ENG 330, ENG 331, ENG 332, ENG 335, ENG 337, ENG 350, ENG 351. The following courses from the Modern and Classical Languages Department can apply to these areas with approval of English Department chair. Non-Western option: FRE 341. Other options: FRE 331, GER 337, GER 338, ITA 336, MCL 337, MCL 338.

4. One course in minority literature. Options: ENG 231, ENG 240, ENG 241, ENG 243, ENG 353, ENG 354. (If any of these courses are taken to fulfill an American literature requirement, they cannot count for the minority literature requirement.)

5. Three other English courses in linguistics, literature, theory or writing.

Note: Other courses, such as topics courses, when appropriate, can also fulfill major requirements. Discuss questions with adviser.

All College Electives 12–39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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