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.

Curriculum One

English Major: Curriculum One; 36 Hours Semester Hours

Sophomore Survey (as described in the GER)
 
6

Introduction to the English Major and Minor (EH 305)
 

American Literature (EH 330, 331, 332, 33, 420, 422, 430,
431, 433, 435, 438, 439, or 440 with a relevant topic)
 

English Literature (EH 380, 381, 390, 391, 418, 420, 422,
423, 450, 451, 460, 470, 471, 472, 492, 493, 495, or 440,
with a relevant topic) 
 

Electives (any of the American and English Literature 
courses, plus EH 300, 301, 302, 320, 401, 403, 404, 408,
410, 411, 412, 415, 425, 448, 499; EHL 405, 407, 409)
 
15 
Total  36 

Further requirements and conditions for the major:

One course devoted to the novel

Two courses (6 semester hours) in 400-level courses

One upper level single author course, in addition to Shakespeare

No more than 9 hours of sophomore literature surveys

No more than 9 hours in creative writing

For transfer students, 12 semester hours in upper-level English courses (numbered 300 or above) at UAH

*Note: The following EH courses count as electives in the English major: EH 301, 302, and 401. If English majors use these in the Minor in Technical Writing, they may not be counted toward the major as well.


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 Survey (as described in GER)
 
6

Shakespeare (EH 360)
 
3

EHL 405 Survey of General Linguistics
(or EHL 307 Structure of Modern English)
 
3

EH 400 Composition Studies for Teachers
 
3

American Literature (EH 330, 331, 332, 333, 430, 431, 433,
435, 438, 439, or 440 with a relevant topic)
 
3

English Literature (EH 380, 381, 390, 391, 418, 420, 422,
423, 450, 451, 460, 470, 471, 472, 492, 493, 495, or 440
with a relevant topic) 
 
3

Novel (EH 435 or 440 with appropriate topic; 422, 430, 431,
439, 492, 493)
 

Electives (any of the American and English Literature
courses, plus EH 403, 404, 408, 410, 411, 412, 425, 448,
499; EHL 405, 407, 409)
 
3

CM 113 Introduction to Rhetorical Communication
 
3

CM 231 Foundations of Human Communication
 
3

CM Elective (309, 310, or 315)
 
3

CM 122 Theatre Appreciation
 

CM 221 Acting
 
3

CM 205 Media Writing
 

CM 430 Mass Media
 
3
Total  48