Program Requirements

Hours: 43

Literature Courses - 18 hours (at least 3 hours in American)

ANCIENT - select one from the following - 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 - select one from the following - 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 - select one from the following - 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 - select one from the following - 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

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY - select two from the following - 6 hours

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 206State of the Unions:20th Century British and American Drama (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

WRITING COURSES: Choose TWO courses from the following - 6 hours

ENG 290The Story of Your Life: Writing Diaries, Memoirs & Autobiographies (3) LAS

ENG 300Advanced Composition (3) LAS

ENG 370Creative Writing: Poetry (3) LAS

ENG 371Seminar in Creative Writing: Poetry (3) LAS

ENG 372Creative Writing: Fiction (3) LAS

ENG 373Sem Creative Writing:Fiction (3) LAS

ENG 374Screenwriting Workshop (3) LAS

COM 388Feature Writing (3) LAS

Choose FOUR additional courses from any writing course listed above or from approved upper-level (200-300) writing courses -- (12 hours)

VISUAL MEDIA – Choose TWO courses from the following: -- 6 hours

COM 201New Media, Culture & Society (3) LAS

COM 220Visual Communication (3)

ENG 359American Film Authors (3) LAS

ENG 375Texts & Subtexts: Science-Fiction of the Atomic Age (3) LAS

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.