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Guide for English Majors or Minors

New major requirements effective Fall 2010 for all new freshmen, new transfer students, and students changing majors to English. 

Continuing students who were English majors before Fall 2010 must meet the previous set of requirements, still included below.   
If you are confused about this, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Amy Vines (anvines@uncg.edu)

English

  • Core Requirements (21 semester hours)
    • Historical Perspectives
      • Medieval to Enlightenment, one (1) course from the following: ENG 211, 213, 251
      • Romantic to Postmodern, one (1) course from the following: ENG 212, 214, 252
    • Perspectives on Literature
      • Two (2) courses in literature before 1800 (only one of which may be Shakespeare) from ENG 332, 336, 337, 338, 339 or 340 or 540, 342, 343, 360, 372, 381, 450, 510, 537, 541, 561
      • One (1) course in literature after 1800 from ENG 315, 316, 331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 358, 359, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 382, 451, 545, 550, 558, 559, 563, 564, 565, 582
    • Contemporary Theoretical Approaches: ENG 303
    • Approaches to Rhetoric: ENG 305
  • English Electives (15 semester hours) 
    Five courses in English at or above the 200 level

English with High School Teaching Licensure

  • Core Requirements (21 semester hours)
    • Historical Perspectives
      • Medieval to Enlightenment, one (1) course from the following: ENG 211, 213, 251
      • Romantic to Postmodern, one (1) course from the following: ENG 212, 214, 252
    • Perspectives on Literature
      • Two (2) courses in literature before 1800 (only one of which may be Shakespeare) from ENG 332, 336, 337, 338, 339 or 340 or 540, 342, 360, 372, 381, 450, 510, 537, 541, 561
      • One (1) course in literature after 1800 from ENG 315, 316, 331, 333, 344, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 358, 359, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 379, 380, 382, 451, 545, 550, 558, 559, 563, 564, 565, 582
    • Contemporary Theoretical Approaches: ENG 303
    • Approaches to Rhetoric: ENG 305
  • Additional Requirements (15 semester hours)
    • Teaching of Writing: ENG 322
    • Linguistics for Teachers: ENG 321
    • World Literature, one (1) course from the following: ENG 201, 202, 204, 209, 315, 316
    • Two additional courses in English at or above the 200 level

Besides completing the above courses in English, candidates for teaching licensure must meet additional requirements, including admission to teacher education (end of sophomore year) and to student teaching (junior year), successful completion of Praxis, and course work outside the English Department. For full current information about all requirements see Teachers Academy and theUNCG Teacher Education Handbook. Note: admission to teacher education and student teaching in English requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75, overall and in the major.

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