• English, BA  requires 120 total credit hours.
  • Two courses (6 semester hours) at the 400 level are required in the major.
  • No more than three sophomore literature courses (9 semester hours) may count in the major.
  • No more than three courses (9 semester hours) in creative writing.
  • 36 of 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA in major, minor, and overall.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of HPE may count in degree requirements.
  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH.
  • 25% of the major, minor, and overall coursework must be completed at UAH.
  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year school can be applied toward a UAH degree. 
  • Double counting of classes must be approved through the CAHS advising office.
  • For graduation application instructions, see here.
 
Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY
 

* Take either 1 EH (Area II) + 2 HY (Area IV) <OR> 2 EH (Area II) + 1 HY (Area IV). Area V allows no more than six hours in a single discipline from Areas II, III, or IV.  Area  V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.

Area V: Pre-Professional Courses20
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 2023
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS1
Choose 16 additional credit hours from the above listed English literature, Fine Arts, Humanities, History, Mathematics, Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences16
English Major Requirements 136
Core Courses12
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I3
or EH 242 MYTHOLOGY
or EH 208 READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
or EH 209 HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
or EH 210 HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
EH 211INTRO CREATIVE WRITING3
EH 305INTRO TO LITERARY STUDIES3
EH 300STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G3
or EH 301 TECHNICAL WRITING
or EH 340 ACADEMIC WRITING
Electives 224
Select 8 additional courses from the following:
MYTHOLOGY
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
TECHNICAL WRITING
STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G
TECHNICAL EDITING
PRAC & RSRCH IN TECH COMM
PRACTICUM IN WRITING
ACADEMIC WRITING
COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHERS
THEORY & PRACTICE IN TECH COMM
LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY
FEMINISM AND COMPOSITION
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE
PROPOSAL WRITING
FICTION WRITING
POETRY WRITING
SPEC STUDIES CREATIVE WRITING
CHILDREN'S & ADOLESCENT LIT
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING
ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONIAL LIT
REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS
WRITING FOR TECH PROFESSIONALS
STUDIES IN THE NOVEL
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LITERATUR
POETRY AND POETICS
LITERATURE, SCIENCE & TECH
STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA
THE AMERICAN NOVEL
AMERICAN LITERARY MODERNISM
WILLIAM FAULKNER
SCIENCE FICTION
SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT
THE AMERICAN NINETEENTH CNTRY
AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL
SPECIAL TOPICS ENGLISH STUDIES
USABILITY STUDIES
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
CHAUCER
ARTHURIAN ROMANCE
USER CENTERED DESIGN
NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC
SIXTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE
RHETORIC AND WRITING
SHAKESPEARE I
SHAKESPEARE II
DRAMATIC LITERATURE
MILTON
EARLY MODERN LITERATURE
THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
INDEPENDENT STUDY
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT
Minor Courses18+
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
1

12 Hours at the upper level (300+) must be earned at UAH.

2

In the electives area, only one class may be at the 200 level, no more than 9 hours may be in creative writing, and 6 of the hours must be at the 400+ level.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Math  3
FYE 101CHARGER SUCCESS 1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
Humanities or Fine Arts  3
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
HY 104WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500 3
  or HY 103  or WORLD HISTORY TO 1500 
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 2
Fall
WLC 101  3
English Literature Course  3
Social/Behavioral Science or other History course  3
Science w/Lab  4
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 211INTRO CREATIVE WRITING 3
Area V Courses  6
Minor Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 3
Fall
EH 305INTRO TO LITERARY STUDIES 3
English Elective 200+  3
English Elective 300+  3
Area V Courses  6
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
EH 300STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G 3
  or EH 301  or TECHNICAL WRITING 
  or EH 340  or ACADEMIC WRITING 
English 300+ Elective  3
English 300+ Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
English 300+ Elective  3
English 300+ Elective  3
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
English 300+ Electives  6
Minor Courses  6
Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120