Program Requirements

Hours: 43

Literature Courses - 21 Hours

(at least 3 hours in American)

ANCIENT: Choose One (3 hours)

ENG 132In the Beginning: World Myths of Creation & Origins (3) L/CL

ENG 232Heroes & Heroines: The Ancient World (3) L/CL

ENG 234All the World's a Stage: Ancient Drama (3) L/CL

MEDIEVAL: Choose One (3 hours)

ENG 142The Medieval Quest: The Hero's Journey (3) L/CL

ENG 144Literature of the Crusades (3) L

ENG 241The Battle of the Sexes or Much Ado about Nothing (3) L

RENAISSANCE: Choose One (3 hours)

ENG 244Outlaws, Traitors, Heretics, Witches & Moors: Anti-Heroes (3) L

ENG 252The Renaissance Quest (3) L/CL

ENG 360The Play's the Thing: Shakespeare's Major Works (3) L/CL

NINETEENTH CENTURY: Choose One (3 hours)

ENG 160Apes, Angels & Victorians: A Survey of the Victorian Period (3) L/CL

ENG 162Murder Most Foul: Detectives in 19th Cent. British Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 26019th-Century American Thought in Prose (3) L/CL/H/CH

ENG 262I Was Crazy Once:Impaired Mind in Lit (3) L/CL


ENG 171Sports in Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 17320 Voices, 20 Countries: World Poetry (3) L

ENG 174Meet Me at the Theatre: Mod & Contemp American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 175Modern Short Fiction (3) L/CL

ENG 223Cincinnati Authors (3) L/CL

ENG 274Reading Between the Stitches (3) L

ENG 275A History of Violence: Survey of 20th-Cent British Literature (3) L/CL

ENG 276The 20th-Century Graphic Novel (3) L/CL

ENG 277Dollars & Sense: Materialism in 20th-Century American Fiction (3) L/CL

ENG 278The End of the World as We Know It: Fiction After 9/11 (3) L/CL

ENG 279Killing the Angel in the House: 20th-Cent Brit Women Novelists (3) L/CL

ENG 376Novels Without Borders (3) L/CL

LITERATURE ELECTIVE: Choose One additional 'L' or 'CL' coded literature course. (3 hours)


ENG 150Acting Workshop (3) LAS

ENG 203Great Ideas:Scripting and Performing (3) LAS

ENG 301The Past in Stages:A History of Theatre in Society (3) L

DRAMA ELECTIVES: Choose four courses (12 hours)

ENG 174Meet Me at the Theatre: Mod & Contemp American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 204Happy Agony:18th and 19th Century British Drama (3) L

ENG 206State of the Unions:20th Century British and American Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 234All the World's a Stage: Ancient Drama (3) L/CL

ENG 303The School for Scandal: Restoration Comedy (3) L

ENG 374Screenwriting Workshop (3) LAS

ENG 397Theater Production (1-3) L

IDS 260HHonors: Cincinnati Arts Scene (1-3) IDS

CAPSTONE: (1 hour)

ENG 499English Senior Seminar Capstone (1) CAP

Residency Requirement - 6 hours
Minimum Grade of C in all major/cognate courses

Program Outcomes

Course work in the English major at Mount St. Joseph University will

  • expose students to literary voices from a variety of cultures and time periods,
  • give students the tools to become critical thinkers as they engage texts and their world,
  • give students practice in writing critically
  • give students opportunities to develop their creative voices
  • give students practice in working with and critiquing texts other than written ones.