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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
http://english.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credit hours 33-39

English Major Requirements (42 credit hours)
(27 credit hours must be upper-division)

Required Courses (12 credit hours)
ENG 190 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY INTERPRETATION 1 3
ENG 390 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY 3
ENG 490 SENIOR SEMINAR 3
Select one of the following Major Figure courses: 3
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II

Area Courses in English (30 credit hours)
Select two courses in British literature, at least one before 1850: 6
Pre-1850 options 2
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 415 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 416 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENG 417 BRITISH NOVEL TO 1800
ENG 420 EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE

Other options
ENG 212 BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1914
ENG 252 BRITISH MODERNISM
ENG 418 THE BRITISH NOVEL, 1800-1900
ENG 419 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 421 LATER VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 422 JAMES JOYCE AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES
ENG 455 THE BRITISH NOVEL AFTER 1900
Select two courses in American literature, at least one prior to 1900: 6

Pre-1900 options
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 441 THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 442 THE AMERICAN NOVEL TO 1900
ENG 445 AMERICAN REALISM

Other options
ENG 221 AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1865
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
ENG 354 ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES
ENG 443 AMERICAN POETRY AFTER 1900
ENG 444 THE AMERICAN NOVEL AFTER 1900
Select two courses in world literature, one of which must be non-Western: 6

Non-Western options
ENG 230 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
ENG 345 WORLD LITERATURE AFTER 1945
ENG 346 NON-WESTERN LITERATURE AFTER 1945

Other options
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 131 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ENG 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 332 RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
ENG 335 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 337 MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 350 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA I
ENG 351 TWENTIETH-CENTURY DRAMA II

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 FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Other options
FRE 331 FRENCH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
GER 337 MODERN GERMAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
MCL 337 GREEK AND ROMAN MYTHOLOGY
MCL 338 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL GREEK DRAMA
Select one course in minority literature: 3 3
ENG 231 WOMEN IN LITERATURE
ENG 240 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1940
ENG 241 AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE SINCE 1940
ENG 243 INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A LITERATURE
ENG 353 AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURE
ENG 354 ETHNIC AMERICAN MINORITY LITERATURES
Select three other English courses in linguistics, literature, theory or writing 9

All College Electives
12-39 credit hours of electives 12-39

Total Credit Hours 120
1 Must be taken immediately after completion of basic communication requirement or within first year of transfer to English Department.
2 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.
3 If any of these courses are taken to fulfill an American literature requirement, they cannot count for the minority literature requirement.
Note: Other courses, such as topics courses, when appropriate, can also fulfill major requirements. Discuss questions with adviser.

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