Major in English Literature

Bachelor of Arts Degree


CIP 23.0101



University Studies Requirements

44-47 hours


Required Courses

25 hours

ENG 099 Transitions


ENG 221 Introduction to English Studies


ENG 303 British Literature to 1760


ENG 304 British Literature, 1760 to
  the Present


ENG 311 American Literature to 1890


ENG 312 American Literature, 1890 to
  the Present


ENG 321 Research in Literary Studies


ENG 334 Shakespeare


and one of the following:


ENG 309 History of the English Language


ENG 310 Introduction to English Linguistics



Required Limited Electives

27 hours

ENG 470 Literary Criticism


and 24 hours from 400-500 level literature courses



Unrestricted Electives

21-24 hours



Total Curriculum Requirements

120 hours




"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dr. Laura Dawkins

7C Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341

270-809-3418 phone

270-809-4545 fax

Shraddha Chakradhar


The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University under the 2013-14 academic bulletin. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the MSU bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment; if you enrolled prior to the 2013-14 academic year, consult the registrar's listing for your applicable bulletin.