Undergraduate Major in English

Students wishing to major in English should make that declaration at the beginning of the sophomore year. The English Department office provides forms for this purpose and will let the student choose an advisor or will assign one. Students who wish to pursue teacher certification should choose Curriculum Two, English/Language Arts. For more course information, visit the on-line UAH catalog. (Note: Specifics of the major may vary depending upon the catalog year in which the student's Program of Study was established.)

Curriculum One

English Major: Curriculum One; 36 Hours Semester Hours
   
Sophomore Literature  
Select 6 semester hours from the following: 6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I  
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2  
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I  
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2  
Required Courses  
EH 305 INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR & MINOR 3
EH 335 SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE 3
EH 336 SURVEY AMERICAN LITERATURE 3
American Literature  
Select 3 semester hours from the following: 3
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA  
THE AMERICAN NOVEL  
AMERICAN LITERARY MODERNISM  
WILLIAM FAULKNER  
SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT  
READING THE EARLY REPUBLIC  
THE AMERICAN NINETEENTH CNTRY  
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE  
ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL  
THE CIVIL WAR IN AMRCN IMGNTN  
British Literature  
Select 3 semester hours from the following: 3
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS  
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LITERATUR  
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH LIT  
CHAUCER  
ARTHURIAN ROMANCE  
16TH CENTURY LITERATURE  
SHAKESPEARE I  
SHAKESPEARE II  
MILTON  
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE  
THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY  
THE ENLIGHTENMENT  
ROMANTIC LITERATURE  
VICTORIAN LITERATURE  
Electives  
Select 15 semester hours from any British and American literature courses listed above, as well as the following: 15
MYTHOLOGY  
STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G  
TECHNICAL WRITING  
TECHNICAL EDITING  
PRAC & RSRCH IN TECH COMM  
PRACTICUM IN WRITING  
COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHERS  
LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY  
FEMINISM AND COMPOSITION  
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE  
FICTION WRITING  
POETRY WRITING  
SPEC STUDIES CREATIVE WRITING  
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING  
ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONIAL LIT  
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS  
POETRY AND POETICS  
LITERATURE, SCIENCE & TECH  
SCIENCE FICTION  
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE  
DRAMATIC LITERATURE  
INDEPENDENT STUDY  
Minor Courses 18
Elective Courses 12
Total Semester Hours 120
1

This course satisfies a Charger Foundations requirement. 

The following further requirements and conditions apply to Curriculum One:

  1. Two courses (6 semester hours) at the 400 level
  2. No more than three sophomore literature courses (9 semester hours)
  3. For transfer students, 12 semester hours in upper-level (numbered 300 or above) at UAH
  4. No more than three courses (9 semester hours) in creative writing

 


Curriculum Two

Students wishing to pursue a teaching certificate should major in English/Language Arts, described here as Curriculum Two 

English Major: Curriculum Two; 48 Hours Semester Hours
Sophomore Literature  
Select 6 semester hours from the following: 6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I  
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2  
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I  
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2  
Introduction to the English Major and Minor  
EH 305 INTRO TO ENGLISH MAJOR & MINOR 3
Survey of General Linguistics  
EHL 405 SUR GEN LINGUISTICS:APP ENG I 3
Composition Studies for Teachers  
EH 400 COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHERS 3
American Literature  
Select 3 semester hours from the following: 3
SURVEY AMERICAN LITERATURE  
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA  
THE AMERICAN NOVEL  
AMERICAN LITERARY MODERNISM  
WILLIAM FAULKNER  
SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT  
READING THE EARLY REPUBLIC  
THE AMERICAN NINETEENTH CNTRY  
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE  
ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL  
THE CIVIL WAR IN AMRCN IMGNTN  
English Literature  
Select 3 semester hours from the following: 3
SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE  
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS  
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LITERATUR  
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH LIT  
CHAUCER  
ARTHURIAN ROMANCE  
16TH CENTURY LITERATURE  
SHAKESPEARE I  
SHAKESPEARE II  
MILTON  
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE  
THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY  
THE ENLIGHTENMENT  
ROMANTIC LITERATURE  
VICTORIAN LITERATURE  
The Novel  
Select 3 semester hours from the following: 3
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
THE AMERICAN NOVEL  
ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL  
SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT  
SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH LIT (with a topic covering the novel)  
Literature Elective  
Select 3 semester hours from the courses listed above at the 300 level or above, as well as the following: 3
LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY  
FEMINISM AND COMPOSITION  
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE  
FICTION WRITING  
POETRY WRITING  
SPEC STUDIES CREATIVE WRITING  
ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONIAL LIT  
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS  
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL  
POETRY AND POETICS  
LITERATURE, SCIENCE & TECH  
SCIENCE FICTION  
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE  
DRAMATIC LITERATURE  
Speech and Communication  
CM 113 Intro to Rhetorical Communication 3
CM 231 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICA 3
Drama and Theatre  
CM 221 ACTING 3
CM 425 THEATRE MAINSTAGE 3
Media Writing  
CM 205 INTRO TO JOURNALISM 3
Mass Media  
CM 430 MASS MEDIA IN AMERICA 3
Education Courses  
ED 301 INTRO TO EDUCATION PRACTICUM 1
ED 307 MULTICULTURAL FND EDUCATION 3
ED 308 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
EDC 301 TCHG THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD 3
EDC 311 INSTR STRATEGIES INCLUSIVE CLR 3
ED 309 CLASSROOM & BEHAVIOR MGMT 3
ED 350 TECHNOLOGY IN CLASSROOM 3
ED 408 TCHG READING/CONTENT AREA 3
ED 410 FOUNDATIONS EDUC EVALUAT 3
ED 424 TCHG SOC ST MID & SEC SCHOOLS 3
ED 497 HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIP 12
Total Semester Hours 126
1

This course satisfies a Charger Foundations requirement. 

The following further requirements and conditions apply to Curriculum Two:

  1. Two courses (6 semester hours) in 400-level courses
  2. For transfer students, 12 semester hours in upper-level (numbered 300 or above) at UAH
  3. No more than one course (3 semester hours) in creative writing
  4. No more than three sophomore literature courses (9 semester hours)