• 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).
  • 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, with an overall 25% of coursework taken 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 SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
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
MYTHOLOGY
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 WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SURV:ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SURV:RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR:NON-WESTERN TRADITIONS
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
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
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
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
WEATHER, CLIMATE & GLOBAL CHNG
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
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
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
INTRO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
 

* 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 Area II or Area IV.  Area  V should cover a breadth of disciplinary study.

Pre-Professional Courses19
WLC 101, 102, 201, or 2023
Select 16 hours of pre-professional electives16
English Major 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 courses from the following:
EH 242MYTHOLOGY3
EH 209HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I3
or EH 207 READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
EH 210HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 23
EH 208READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 23
EH 301TECHNICAL WRITING3
or EH 300 STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS WRIT'G
EH 302TECHNICAL EDITING4
EH 303PRAC & RSRCH IN TECH COMM3
EH 320PRACTICUM IN WRITING3
EH 340ACADEMIC WRITING3
EH 400COMPOSITION STUDIES FOR TCHERS3
EH 401THEORY & PRACTICE IN TECH COMM3
EH 403LITERARY CRITICISM & THEORY3
EH 406FEMINISM AND COMPOSITION3
EH 408HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE3
EH 410FICTION WRITING3
EH 411POETRY WRITING3
EH 412SPEC STUDIES CREATIVE WRITING3
EH 414CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING3
EH 415ANGLOPHONE/POSTCOLONIAL LIT3
EH 418REP TEXTS-WOMEN WRITERS3
EH 422STUDIES IN THE NOVEL3
EH 423CONTEMPORARY BRITISH LITERATUR3
EH 424POETRY AND POETICS3
EH 425LITERATURE, SCIENCE & TECH3
EH 429STUDIES IN AMERICAN CINEMA3
EH 430THE AMERICAN NOVEL3
EH 432AMERICAN LITERARY MODERNISM3
EH 433WILLIAM FAULKNER3
EH 434SCIENCE FICTION3
EH 435SPECIAL STUDIES AMERICAN LIT3
EH 437THE AMERICAN NINETEENTH CNTRY3
EH 438AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
EH 439ETHNIC AMERICAN NOVEL3
EH 440SPECIAL TOPICS ENGLISH STUDIES3
EH 442USABILITY STUDIES3
EH 448THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE3
EH 450CHAUCER3
EH 451ARTHURIAN ROMANCE3
EH 454NEW MEDIA WRITING & RHETORIC3
EH 460SIXTEENTH-CENTURY LITERATURE3
EH 475RHETORIC AND WRITING3
EH 461SHAKESPEARE I3
EH 462SHAKESPEARE II3
EH 465DRAMATIC LITERATURE3
EH 470MILTON3
EH 473EARLY MODERN LITERATURE3
EH 480THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY3
EH 485THE ENLIGHTENMENT3
EH 498INDEPENDENT STUDY3
Minor Courses21
Elective Courses
Elective hours vary by program, see advisor.
Total Semester Hours120
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
EH 207READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I 3
  or EH 242  or MYTHOLOGY 
Social/Behavioral Science  3
Science w/Lab  4
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
EH 208READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2 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 335SURVEY BRITISH LITERATURE 3
English 300+ Elective  3
English 300+ Elective  3
Minor Course  3
Area V Course  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 4
Fall
EH 336SURVEY AMERICAN LITERATURE 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