English and Media Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Media Studies

The major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours (nine courses).

ENGL 200Introduction to Literary Studies4
One literature course before 1830 (British) or 1865 (U.S.)4
One 300-level literature course4
One introduction to genre, or American literature, or writing, or film course4
One introduction to genre, or British or world literature, or writing, or film course4
One 300-level course4
One writing intensive course4
One practical application course or experience 4
ENGL 400Senior Seminar4
Total Credits36

Literature Courses Before 1830 (British) or 1865 (U.S.)

ENGL 221British Literature I4
ENGL 223Shakespeare4
ENGL 225American Literature Survey I4
ENGL 230African American Literature4
ENGL/REL 288Shakespeare and Film3
ENGL 306Medieval Literature4
ENGL 309Early Modern Literature4
ENGL 327British Romantic Literature4
ENGL 336The Elizabethan Age (HIST 336)4
ENGL 342American Romanticism4

300-Level Literature Courses

ENGL 306Medieval Literature4
ENGL 309Early Modern Literature4
ENGL 327British Romantic Literature4
ENGL 328Victorian Literature4
ENGL 331Black Women Writers4
ENGL 332Black Men Writers4
ENGL 334African Women Writers4
ENGL 336The Elizabethan Age (HIST 336)4
ENGL 342American Romanticism4
ENGL 372Modern Poetry4
ENGL 376Contemporary Fiction4

Introduction to Genre, or American Literature, or Writing, or Film Courses

ENGL 205Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 206Introduction to Poetry4
ENGL 207Introduction to Fiction4
ENGL 208Creative Nonfiction4
ENGL 210/THEA 244Playwriting Workshop (THEA 244)4
ENGL 211Poetry Workshop 14
ENGL 212Fiction Workshop 24
ENGL 215Play Analysis (THEA 215)4
ENGL 225American Literature Survey I4
ENGL 226American Literature Survey II4
ENGL 228American Nature Writing (REL 120)4
ENGL 230African American Literature4
ENGL 275Literary Magazine Practicum1
ENGL 282Journalism4
ENGL 285Guilfordian Practicum1-4
ENGL 286Classic American Cinema4
ENGL 287Cult Movies4
ENGL 288Shakespeare and Film3
or REL 288 Witches, Ghosts and Demons
ENGL 331Black Women Writers4
ENGL 332Black Men Writers4
ENGL 342American Romanticism4
ENGL 372Modern Poetry4
ENGL 376Contemporary Fiction4
ENGL 380Rhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 382Technical and Professional Communication4
IDS 409Gay, Lesbian, Queer Studies4

Introduction to Genre, or British or World Literature, or Writing, or Film Courses

ENGL 205Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 206Introduction to Poetry4
ENGL 207Introduction to Fiction4
ENGL 208Creative Nonfiction4
ENGL 210/THEA 244Playwriting Workshop (THEA 244)4
ENGL 211Poetry Workshop 14
ENGL 212Fiction Workshop 24
ENGL 215Play Analysis (THEA 215)4
ENGL 221British Literature I4
ENGL 222British Literature II4
ENGL 223Shakespeare4
ENGL 270World Literature4
ENGL 272World Cinema4
ENGL 275Literary Magazine Practicum1
ENGL 282Journalism4
ENGL 285Guilfordian Practicum1-4
ENGL/REL 288Shakespeare and Film3
ENGL 306Medieval Literature4
ENGL 309Early Modern Literature4
ENGL 327British Romantic Literature4
ENGL 328Victorian Literature4
ENGL 334African Women Writers4
ENGL 336The Elizabethan Age (HIST 336)4
ENGL 372Modern Poetry4
ENGL 380Rhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 382Technical and Professional Communication4

300-Level Courses

ENGL 306Medieval Literature4
ENGL 309Early Modern Literature4
ENGL 327British Romantic Literature4
ENGL 328Victorian Literature4
ENGL 331Black Women Writers4
ENGL 332Black Men Writers4
ENGL 334African Women Writers4
ENGL 336The Elizabethan Age (HIST 336)4
ENGL 342American Romanticism4
ENGL 372Modern Poetry4
ENGL 376Contemporary Fiction4
ENGL 380Rhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 382Technical and Professional Communication4

Writing Intensive Courses

ENGL 205Introduction to Creative Writing3
ENGL 208Creative Nonfiction4
ENGL 210/THEA 244Playwriting Workshop (THEA 244)4
ENGL 211Poetry Workshop 14
ENGL 212Fiction Workshop 24
ENGL 228American Nature Writing (REL 120)4
ENGL 282Journalism4
ENGL 285Guilfordian Practicum 31-4
ENGL 372Modern Poetry4
ENGL 376Contemporary Fiction4
ENGL 380Rhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 382Technical and Professional Communication4

Practical Application Courses or Experiences

ENGL 275Literary Magazine Practicum1
ENGL 282Journalism4
ENGL 285Guilfordian Practicum1-4
ENGL 290Internship1-8
ENGL 380Rhetoric and Composition4
ENGL 382Technical and Professional Communication4
ENGL 390Internship1-8

Internships can be done either off campus (e.g., Style magazine, News & Record) or on campus (e.g., editorship with The Guilfordian or The Greenleaf Review).

Total credit hours required for A.B. degree in English and Media Studies is 36 credits

Students develop a “plan of study” for their individually designed major as part of ENGL 200 Introduction to Literary Studies and then monitor progress toward the major in course-selection meetings with their advisors.

Students can count one independent study toward the major as an elective. Independent studies cannot be used to satisfy one of the major’s five core requirements: ENGL 200 Introduction to Literary Studies, Literature before 1830 (British) or 1865 (U.S.), 300-level literature course, practical application, ENGL 400 Senior Seminar.