Spring 2020 Update 
    Jun 12, 2024  
Spring 2020 Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English: Literature Track, B.A.

NY State Program Code: 04132
HEGIS Code: 1501.00
CIP Code: 23.0101

(36 credits)

General Education Requirements

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education and foreign language requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major.

Mapping the Field (12 credits)

Explorations (21 credits total)

Additional Explorations (9 credits)

In addition to the above requirements, students will select from the department’s 200- and 300- level offerings to complete the Explorations portion of the Major. Of these 9 credits, at least 3 credits must be a 300-level “Literary History” or “Critical Perspectives” literature course.  Students may request approval from the chair for a class from outside the major to count as an “Explorations” class.

Courses may include the following:

Literature Capstone Seminar (3 credits)

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.A.
Required GPA: 2.0
Credits Required for Major: 36
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENG (0122) 231 Literature in English I* 3 or ✓            
ENG (0122) 232 Literature in English II* 3   or ✓          
ENG (0122) 233 Literature in English III* 3     or ✓        
ENG (0122) 250 The Study of Literature* 3     or ✓        
Literature Track
Creative Writing Track


Level I-IV Language ** 0-12 or ✓ or ✓ or ✓ or ✓
*Students must receive a C or better in these classes
**Students may elect to sit for the language competency examination to be exempt from the foreign language requirement