Department of English
Kimpel Hall, 333
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479.575.4301
Fax: 479.575.5919

engl@uark.edu

Undergraduate Studies Majors

Standard Major  |  Creative Writing Major  |  Combined English & Journalism Major

The Standard Major: at least 36 hours including:

  1. ENGL 2303, English Literature from Beginnings through the 17th Century

  2. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 2313, English Literature from 1700-1900
    or
    ENGL 2323, Modern British, Irish, and Postcolonial Literature

  3. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 2343, American Literature from Colonial Period through Naturalism
    or
    ENGL 2353, Modern American Literature

  4. One additional survey course chosen from the above 5.

  5. ENGL 4303, Shakespeare

  6. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 3713, Topics in Medieval Literature and Culture
    ENGL 3723, Topics in Renaissance Literature and Cultur4
    ENGL 3733, Topics in English Restoration and 18th Century Literature and Culture

  7. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 3743, Topics in 19th Century British Literature and Culture
    or
    ENGL 3753, Topics in Modern British Literature and Culture

  8. One of the following couses:
    ENGL 3833, Topics in American Literature and Culture to 1900
    ENGL 3843, Topics in Modern American Literature and Culture
    ENGL 3853, Topics in African American Literature and Culture
    ENGL 3863, Topics in Literature and Culture of the American South

  9. Twelve additional hours of English courses numbered above 3000, at least 6 hours of which must be in courses numbered above 4000.

Major with an Emphasis on Creative Writing requires at least 36 hours including:

  1. ENGL 2303, English Literature from Beginnings through the 17th Century

  2. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 2313, English Literature from 1700-1900
    or
    ENGL 2323, Modern British, Irish, and Postcolonial Literature

  3. One of the following courses:
    ENGL 2343, American Literature from Colonial Period through Naturalism
    or
    ENGL 2353, Modern American Literature

  4. One additional survey course chosen from the above

  5. ENGL 3203, Poetry

  6. ENGL 3213, Fiction

  7. ENGL 4303, Shakespeare

  8. ENGL 2023, Creative Writing I

  9. ENGL 3013, Creative Writing II

  10. ENGL 4013, Poetry Workshop or ENGL 4023 Fiction Workshop

  11. 6 additional hours chosen from ENGL or WLIT courses above 3000.

Combined Major in English and Journalism

The English requirements for this combined major are as follows: 24 hours of English courses (not counting ENGL 0003, ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, and ENGL 2003) to include any nine hours of survey courses (chosen from ENGL 2303, ENGL 2313, ENGL 2323, ENGL 2343, and ENGL 2353) and 15 additional hours chosen from English courses numbered above 3000 and WLIT courses above 2333.