English:Literature- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of English, 356 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-5221.

The English department offers four majors: creative writingliteraturelinguistics, and professional writing. These concentrations lead to an A.B.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

Prerequisite introductory course 1
ENG 298Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies3
Literature courses
Select seven courses (no more than two 100-level courses):21
Select at least two of the following:6
Feminism and the Diaspora: U.S. Women of Color
Major English and American Writers
Studies in Genre
Gender and Genre
English Honors
Special Topics in Literary Study
Literary, cultural, or other theory
Select one of the following:3
Disability Poetics and Narrative Theory
Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian/America
Feminist Literary Theory and Practice
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory
Queer Theory
Black Feminist Theory
Studies in Literary Theory
Senior Capstone
ENG 460Issues in Creative Writing3
or ENG 495 Capstone in Literature
Literature Distributional Requirements
Choose literature courses from above to also meet the following group requirements. 2
Literature of Earlier Periods: select six hours 3
Literature of Later Periods: select six hours
Ethnic, minority, or women's literature: select three hours
Optional
An elective course, offered in the English Department, may be taken for credit toward major hours but not toward any core or distribution requirements. 4
Total Credit Hours36
1

Completed fall semester of sophomore year at Miami or fall semester after declaring the literature major, whichever is later.

2

ENG 440, ENG 450 and ENG 490 may count when the topic/time period is appropriate.

3

Both courses cannot focus on Shakespeare.

4

Courses that cannot count toward major hours include ENG 104, ENG 105, ENG 106, ENG 108, ENG 109, ENG 111, ENG 112. The purpose of this elective is to allow students to take a course in another English program (e.g. Creative Writing, Linguistics, or Professional Writing), if desired.

Literature courses

ENG 122Popular Literature3
ENG 123Introduction to Poetry3
ENG 124Introduction to Fiction3
ENG 125Introduction to Drama3
ENG 131Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 132Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 133Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 141Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 142Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 143Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 144Major American Authors3
ENG 162Literature and Identity3
ENG 163Literature and Travel3
ENG 165Literature and Sexuality3
ENG 169Disability Identity3
ENG 220Literature and Film3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 230JJewish Amer Lit from 19453
ENG 231The Short Story3
ENG 232American Women Writers3
ENG 233British Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 247Appalachian Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 251Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 252Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 261Modern Drama3
ENG 262Children's Literature3
ENG 271Cultures and Literature of the American South3
ENG 281The English Novel3
ENG 282American Fiction3
ENG 283Modern Poetry3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 301History of the English Language3
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328The Renaissance: Nondramatic Literature of the 16th Century3
ENG 33117th-Century Poetry and Prose3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 334English Literature of the Restoration3
ENG 335English Literature of the 18th Century3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 339Writers of the Early Romantic Period3
ENG 342Writers of the Later Romantic Period3
ENG 343English Literature of the Early Victorian Period, 1830-18603
ENG 344English Literature of the Later Victorian Period, 1860-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 349Colonial and Early National American Literature3
ENG 350BWomen in Film3
ENG 352American Literature, 1810-18653
ENG 353American Literature, 1865-19143
ENG 354American Literature, 1914-19453
ENG 355American Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 369Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 372Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 373Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3
ENG 390Studies in American Regionalism3

 Literature of Earlier Periods

ENG 131Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 132Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 141Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 251Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328The Renaissance: Nondramatic Literature of the 16th Century3
ENG 33117th-Century Poetry and Prose3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 334English Literature of the Restoration3
ENG 335English Literature of the 18th Century3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 339Writers of the Early Romantic Period3
ENG 342Writers of the Later Romantic Period3
ENG 349Colonial and Early National American Literature3
ENG 352American Literature, 1810-18653
ENG 372Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 373Shakespeare's Principal Plays3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3

Literature of Later Periods

ENG 133Life and Thought in English Literature3
ENG 142Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 143Life and Thought in American Literature3
ENG 230JJewish Amer Lit from 19453
ENG 232American Women Writers3
ENG 233British Women Writers3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 247Appalachian Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 252Life and Thought in European Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 343English Literature of the Early Victorian Period, 1830-18603
ENG 344English Literature of the Later Victorian Period, 1860-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 353American Literature, 1865-19143
ENG 354American Literature, 1914-19453
ENG 355American Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 369Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3

Ethnic, minority, or women's literature

ENG 169Disability Identity3
ENG 230JJewish Amer Lit from 19453
ENG 232American Women Writers3
ENG 233British Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 350BWomen in Film3
ENG 369Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 468Gender and Genre3

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course: ENG 298 and ENG 495 or ENG 460 (or another 400-level capstone).