Literature or Graduate School Preparation | English | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Literature or Graduate School Preparation

In addition to the two English core courses, English majors specializing in Literature will take:

  • 2 Single-Author Courses
    • 1 pre-1700
    • 1 post-1700
  • 2 Genre Courses

  • 2 Literary History Courses
    • 1 pre-1785
    • 1 post-1785
  • 2 Cultural Studies/Multi-Cultural Literature Courses
    • At least one of these must be in multicultural/multi-ethnic literature
  • 2 Electives in English

Students should consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and CoLA advising for a list of courses that meet the above distribution requirements.