Requirements consist of 36 SH. Students may take these courses in any sequence.
- ENGL 201 Global Literatures I: Beginnings - 2
- ENGL 202 Global Literatures II: 1300-1650 - 2
- ENGL 203 Global Literatures III: 1650-1800 - 2
- ENGL 204 Global Literatures IV: 1800-present - 2
- HUM 200 Foundations of the Humanities - 2
- HUM 490 Seminar in the Humanities - 4
- ENGL courses (200- or 300-level) - 22*
*Note: Students who double-major, minor, or concentrate in a writing-, Spanish-, or
theater-related area may apply up to 6 SH of WRIT, SPAN, or THR classes toward their
ENGL 200- or 300-level requirements.
The 200-level "Global Literature" courses situate the history of British and American
literature within the histories of literature from around the world. Generally taken
in a student's first or second years, these classes are designed to improve close-reading
and writing skills, as well as raise important questions about why we read literature.
HUM 200 Foundations in the Humanities is an interdisciplinary class designed to teach
basic research skills and refine students' ability to interpret various forms of written and visual media,
from poetry and scripture to fiction, non-fiction, photography, film, painting, and sculpture.
Other 200- and 300-level ENGL courses, all of which are open to non-majors, dive deeper
into particular literary genres (fiction, poetry, and drama) and particular themes
(such as conflict transformation, ecology, gender, and race). In addition to helping
students learn to love great works of literary art, these courses explore how literature
reconnects us to the world in which we live.
HUM 490 Seminar in the Humanities gives students an opportunity to write a long research
paper by developing a paper written in a previous class, starting a new academic research
project, or writing a research-based work of creative nonfiction.