BA in English: Degree Requirements (Fall 2008-Summer 2010)This page lists the requirements for students who entered the program in the terms between Fall 2008 and Summer 2010. Under this program many of the courses are listed under the alpha LIT. These courses were reassigned to the ENG alpha in Fall 2010, while two other courses were reassigned from ENG to WRI. The program for Fall 2008 through Summer 2010 as listed below includes the new course number and alpha in parenthesis for each course that changed in Fall 2010. Students who still need to complete any of these courses will take them under the new alpha and number.
Total credits required: 124 semester credits
I LOWER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE (AT LEAST 45 SEMESTER CREDITS)
- Complete the general education common core consisting of one course in each of fifteen common core categories as well as two cross-theme requirements. Click here for eligible courses for each requirement or here for a full description of the general education program.
- No more than two courses with the same alpha (the alphabetic prefix such as HIST or BIOL) may be applied toward the Common Core requirements. Click here for a listing of all the general education alphas.
- Some of the courses required for this major are also applicable to the general education core. When students count a course in both places instead of choosing a different general education course, they increase the number of unrestricted elective credits available. These potential overlaps are indicated parenthetically after the name of the course in the list of lower division major requirements. Click here for detailed advice for students who wish to maximize overlap between general education and major requirements.
LOWER-DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (6 SEMESTER CREDITS)
|LIT||2510||World Literature I (World Cultures C and Art, Aesthetics and Creativity) Now ENG 2510|
|LIT||2520||World Literature II (World Cultures C and Art, Aesthetics and Creativity) Now ENG 2520|
LOWER-DIVISION LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS (8 SEMESTER CREDITS)
Two semesters of the same language: ARB, CHIN, FR, HAWN, JPE, KOR, LAT or SPAN.(One semester of a modern language will satisfy Communication Skills B. LAT 1100 satisfies Communication Skills C).
II UPPER-DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
UPPER-DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION (6 SEMESTER CREDITS)
UPPER-DIVISION RESEARCH AND WRITING (3 semester credits)
|HUM||3900||Research and Writing in the Humanities|
UPPER-DIVISION CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT (3 semester credits)
If the course chosen for the upper-division citizenship requirement is WRI 3510, REL 3500 or one of the history global citizenship courses, it could also fulfill an upper-division major requirement or elective, adding three additional credits of unrestricted electives.
UPPER-DIVISION MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (39 SEMESTER CREDITS)
Senior Seminar Requirement: At list 6 credits of the 39 must be in 4000 level ENG courses.
TEXTS IN HISTORY (6 semester credits)
Choose two from the following:
|ENG||3101||Shakespeare on Screen|
|LIT||3200||British Literature to 1800 (Now ENG 3100)|
|LIT||3210||Nineteenth-Century British Literature (Now ENG 3102)|
|LIT||3335||Asian Lit in Translation (Now ENG 3223)|
|LIT||3340||Traditional Chinese Fiction (Now ENG 3133)|
|LIT||3345||Modern Chinese Writers (Now ENG 3134)|
|LIT||3355||Modern Japanese Fiction (Now ENG 3135)|
|LIT||3410||Nineteenth century American Lit (Now ENG 3122)|
|LIT||3625||Nonfiction Film: Documentary, Docudrama, and Historical Film (Now ENG 3145)|
|LIT||3630||Biography (Now ENG 3140)|
|LIT||4120||Seminar in Modernism (Now ENG 4120)|
|LIT||4200||Shakespeare Seminar (Now ENG 4100)|
TEXTS AND CULTURE (6 semester credits)
Choose two from the following:
|ENG||3201||Reel War - Military Conflict on Screen|
|ENG||3202||Literature of Slavery|
|ENG||3206||British Comic Literature|
|ENG||3250||Texts and Gender|
|ENG||3251||Sex, Power and Narrative|
|ENG||3252||20th Century American Women Writers of Color|
|LIT||3000||Backgrounds to Literature (Now ENG 3220)|
|LIT||3131||Western Dramatic Literature (Now ENG 3221)|
|LIT||3331||Asian Dramatic Literature (Now ENG 3222)|
|LIT||3421||Ethnic Literature (Now ENG 3224)|
|LIT||3422||Hawai`i Writers (Now ENG 3226)|
|LIT||3610||Fantasy Literature (Now ENG 3228)|
|LIT||3626||Hawai`i and the Pacific in Film (Now ENG 3227)|
|LIT||3721||Literature of Travel Now ENG 3229)|
TEXTUAL THEORIES (3 semester credits)
Choose one from the following:
|ENG||3350||Literature Adapted to Screen|
|LIT||3620||Film Theory and Criticism (Now ENG 3330)|
|LIT||4000||Seminar in Textual Criticism (now ENG 4300)|
|LIT||4520||Seminar in Post-Colonial Literature (now ENG 4320)|
TEXTUAL PRACTICES (9 semester credits)
Choose three from the following:
MAJOR ELECTIVES (15 semester credits)
Complete any two ENG. LIT or WRI at the 3000 or 4000 level (6 credits).
Complete any one ARTH, HIST, PHIL, or REL at the 3000 or 4000 level (3 credits).
Choose two from the following (6 credits):
|ENG||Any ENG not yet counted at the 3000 or 4000 level|
|LIT||Any LIT not yet oucnted at the 3000 or 4000 level|
|WRI||Any WRI not yet counted at the 3000 or 4000 level|
|AL||3310||History of the English Language or another Upper Division AL Course|
|ANTH||3700||Culture and Language|
|HIST||3900||Research and Writing across Time and Culture|
|MULT||3360||Writing for New Media|
III UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES
The number of unrestricted elective credits required will vary depending on the number of credits that overlap between the general education requirements and the major requirements, but students will need to earn enough college-level credits to reach a total of 124 semester credits. Students who maximize all possible overlaps can meet all specified requirements with 95 credits, leaving 29 credits of unrestricted electives.