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

208 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5417
Fax:
https://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 (18 credit hours)
ENG 190 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE 1 3
ENG 250 LITERARY MOVEMENTS 3
ENG 390 LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY 3
ENG 391 JUNIOR SEMINAR 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
ENG 322 REPRESENTATIVE WRITERS

Pre-1900 options (9 credit hours) 2 9
ENG 130 BIBLICAL AND CLASSICAL LITERATURE
ENG 131 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE
ENG 210 BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1700
ENG 211 BRITISH LITERATURE 1700-1914
ENG 220 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1865
ENG 313 MILTON
ENG 314 CHAUCER
ENG 315 SHAKESPEARE I
ENG 316 SHAKESPEARE II
ENG 330 LITERATURE OF THE BIBLE
ENG 335 MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPEAN LITERATURE
ENG 415 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 416 EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENG 417 BRITISH NOVEL TO 1800
ENG 418 THE BRITISH NOVEL, 1800-1900
ENG 419 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN BRITISH LITERATURE
ENG 420 EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 421 LATER VICTORIAN LITERATURE
ENG 441 THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ENG 442 THE AMERICAN NOVEL TO 1900
ENG 445 AMERICAN REALISM

Electives (15 credit hours) 15

Select five ENG literature courses by advisement. Courses listed above that were not used to satisfy one of the above requirements can be used as an elective.
ENG courses on film, writing, and education cannot be used to fulfill the English B.A. elective requirement.

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-1900 requirement.