The English Major

Requirements (39 Credits)

3 credits ENG 3822: Intro to Literary Studies
3 credits LIT 3213: Literary Theory
6 credits Category I Courses (Literatures of Ethnicity, Gender, and Culture)
15 credits Category II Courses (American Literature, British Literature, and Genre Studies; including 6 credits of pre-1800 Literature)
3 credits Category III Courses (Writing and Rhetoric)
9 credits English Elective Courses

For first-year students, please refer to our Four-Year Flight Plan to help students graduate on time. Students may print this out and bring a copy with them when they meet with their Freshmen Advisor in University Advising Services. Students will be able to meet with the English Department advisor once they reach 30 credit hours.

For current majors, please refer to the Undergraduate English Major Checklist to track your progress.

Concentrations (Optional)

American Literature 12 credits must have AML prefix
British Literature 12 credits must have ENL prefix
Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies 12 credits from Category I
Writing and Rhetoric 12 credits from Category III
World Literature 12 credits must be denoted WL or be selected from Category IV

Some Special Topics courses may count toward either the Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies or World Literature concentration; for a list of current Special Topics courses and the categories they satisfy, click here.

Other Information

For our complete course offerings, please refer to the FAU Course Catalog.

For our current course offerings, please refer to the Registrar.

For transfer students: at least 75% of the major must be completed in the English Department at FAU. Transfer work to be credited toward the degree must be evaluated by the Department.  

For more about the objectives and structure of English courses, please refer to FAU's Student Learning Outcomes Assessment for the English Department.