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
English Honors
Special Topics in Literary Study
Literary, cultural, or other theory
Select one of the following:3
Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian/America
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 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 105ENG 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 129Books You Need To Read3
ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 163Literature and Travel3
ENG 169Disability and Literature3
ENG 171Humanities and Technology3
ENG 220Literature and Film3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 231The Short Story3
ENG 232Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 238Narrative and Digital Technology3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 251Introduction to European Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 262Children's Literature3
ENG 269Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 272English Literature to 16603
ENG 273English Literature 1660-19003
ENG 274English Literature 1901 to Present3
ENG 275American Literature to 19003
ENG 276American Literature 1900 to the Present3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328Sixteenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 331Seventeenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
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 339British Romanticism, 1789-18373
ENG 343Victorian Literature, 1837-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 349Early American Literature3
ENG 350Topics in Film3
ENG 352Antebellum American Literature3
ENG 353American Realism and Naturalism3
ENG 354American Modernism3
ENG 355Contemporary American Literature3
ENG 356Women and Gender in Film3
ENG 360Interdisciplinary Special Topics1-4
ENG 372Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works3
ENG 373Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3
ENG 386Studies in Drama and Performance3
ENG 387Studies in Poetry3
ENG 388Studies in Prose3
ENG 390Studies in American Regionalism3
ENG 440Major English and American Writers3
ENG 450Studies in Genre3
ENG 490Special Topics in Literary Study3

 Literature of Earlier Periods

ENG 134Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENG 221Shakespeare and Film3
ENG 272English Literature to 16603
ENG 273English Literature 1660-19003
ENG 275American Literature to 19003
ENG 327Medieval Literature3
ENG 328Sixteenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 331Seventeenth-Century English Literature3
ENG 332Early British Women Writers3
ENG 335English Literature of the 18th Century3
ENG 336African American Writing, 1746-18773
ENG 339British Romanticism, 1789-18373
ENG 349Early American Literature3
ENG 352Antebellum American Literature3
ENG 372Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works3
ENG 373Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works3
ENG 374English Renaissance Drama3

Literature of Later Periods

ENG 232Women Writers3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 269Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
ENG 274English Literature 1901 to Present3
ENG 276American Literature 1900 to the Present3
ENG 293Contemporary American Fiction3
ENG 337African American Writing, 1878-19453
ENG 338African American Writing, 1946-Present3
ENG 343Victorian Literature, 1837-19013
ENG 345British Modernism, 1890-19453
ENG 347Postwar/Postcolonial British Literature, 1945-Present3
ENG 348Ethnic American Literatures3
ENG 353American Realism and Naturalism3
ENG 354American Modernism3
ENG 355Contemporary American Literature3

Ethnic, minority, or women's literature

ENG 169Disability and Literature3
ENG 232Women Writers3
ENG 237GLBTQ Literature3
ENG 246Native American Literature3
ENG 248Asian American Literature3
ENG 254Latino/a Literature and the Americas3
ENG 269Colonial & Postcolonial Literature3
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 356Women and Gender in Film3

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).