College of Humanities and Social Sciences

English with an Emphasis in Literature Major (BA Traditional)

In the English major, students will gain broad-based knowledge of literature from all periods and from around the world. They will learn to write clearly and persuasively, think independently, create original ideas, present alternative viewpoints and solve problems. Concordia University students develop these skills by working closely with knowledgeable faculty dedicated to relationship-based education through discussion, debate, course presentations, one-on-one consultations with professors and supervised writing projects. Students have many opportunities to apply the skills learned in the classroom to practical hands-on situations, such as writing for The Sword student newspaper, tutoring students in the Writing Center, student teaching or gaining internship experience at a local business. Literature is one of the three areas of emphasis available to students.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Interpersonal Communication (4)
Public Speaking (4)
College Writing (4)
Introduction to Literature (4)
ENG 220Applied Grammar2
ENG 369Shakespeare4
ENG 420Persuasive Writing on Contemporary Issues3
ENG 440Literary Theory4
ENG 490Seminar in Literature4
ENG 498Internship2-4
ENG 499Framing the Literary Tradition1
ENG 221Journalism4
or ENG 325 Creative Writing I
ENG 365British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration, Enlightenment4
or ENG 366 British Literature II: Romantics, Victorians, Moderns, Post-Moderns
ENG 375World Literature I: Western Classical Literature4
or ENG 376 World Literature II: Geographic or Thematic
ENG 385American Literature I: Beginnings to 18604
or ENG 386 American Literature II: 1860-Present
Select 2-4 credits of the following to reach 41 credits:2-4
One of the Literature courses above that has not been taken 1
Column Writing (2)
Review Writing (2)
Writing in the Workplace (3)
Teaching Writing 1:1 (2)
Topics in Writing (2)
Young Adult Literature (2)
History and Principles of the English Language (2)
Topics in Literature (2-4)
Total Credits40