English Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in English

Students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete the following in addition to the Concordia Common Experience curriculum and major requirements:

General Education Requirements


3 hours from one of the following courses:

    • ENG 2301 World Literature: Classicism
    • HIS 2321 Western Civilization to 1715
    • HIS 2322 Western Civilizations from 1715
    • HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
    • HIS 3301 History of Mexico
    • HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
    • HON 3311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
    • PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Supporting Course Requirements

English majors are required to fulfill an additional 3 hours of supporting course work with
one of the following:

    • REL 3333 Introduction to Christian Ethics, or
    • REL 3362 Narnia Meets Middle Earth, or
    • REL 3381 Major World Religions

English Major Requirements

    • ENG 2301 World Lit: Classicism
    • ENG 2303 American Literature
    • ENG 2305 British Literature
    • ENG 3302 Drama
    • ENG 3303 Short Story
    • ENG 3305 Poetry
    • ENG 3308 The Novel American or ENG 3301The Novel British
    • ENG 3310 English Internship*
    • ENG 4307 Introduction to Literary Criticism

Plus one of the following concentrations (12 hours):


    • ENG 3323 Shakespeare
    • ENG 3309 Modern Fiction
    • ENG 4303 American Ethnic Literature
    • ENG 4301 Special Topics in Literature


    • ENG 3312 Business and Technical Writing
    • ENG 3311 Advanced Writing
    • ENG 3318 Writing for Publication
    • ENG 3314 Creative Writing

English Education (for students minoring in education):

    • EDU 3313 Adolescent Literature
    • ENG 3319 Teaching Writing
    • ENG 3323 Shakespeare

Plus one of the following:

    • EDU 3304 Children's Literature (required option for 4-8 educators)
    • ENG 4303 American Ethnic Literature (required option for 8-12 educators)

*Students completing the English Education concentration with certification may substitute student teaching credit for the English Internship.

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39
must be upper-level.

Special Interest Course Sequence

Students interested in creating and/or serving in a non-profit organization can enroll in a two-course sequence. ENG 2311 Business and Technical Writing teaches professional composition and how to create a non-profit organization. ENG 3310 English Internship can be taken with a focus in grant writing.

Students planning to teach at the secondary or post-secondary level can enroll in ENG 3319 Teaching Writing. Additionally, ENG 3310 English Internship may be taken with a focus in peer tutoring and one-on-one writing instruction.


For more information about the English Major, or courses, please contact:
Claudia Teinert, Ph.D.
Director, English Major

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