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B.A. in English

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.A. in English

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
6 hrs literature survey 6 Complete 6 hours of literature survey with a passing grade. Choose from the following courses: Eng 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, or Eng 226.
6 hrs modern/ancient language 200+ 6 Successfully complete at least 6 hours at the 200 level or above in one modern or ancient language.
6 hrs history 6 Complete 6 hours in History (HST) course work with a passing grade.
3 hrs humanities 3 African American studies; classical civilization; environmental studies 101, gender studies (G St 201, 301, 333, 350); Liba 202, 305, 312; philosophy; religion; Southern studies (S St 101, 102). In addition, gender studies courses that are cross-listed with African American studies, classical civilization, English, modern languages, philosophy, or religion courses will satisfy this requirement.
6 hrs social science 6 Successfully complete 6 semester hours in anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, or sociology.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
3 hrs math 100+ 3 Successfully complete 3 hours of Math at the 100 level or above except for Math 245 and Math 246.
9-12 hrs science 9 Complete a full year of science course work in one subject area (6-8 hrs) and complete 3 credit hours in a subject area from another department. Courses may be chosen from the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geology and Geological Engineering, or Physics and Astronomy. Note that a student taking the required 6 hours of one subject (astronomy or physics) from the Department of Physics and Astronomy must take the remaining 3 hours from another department.
2 associated science labs 2 Successfully complete at least two science laboratory courses.
Astr & Phys Can't be used together

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 299 3 Complete Eng 299 with a passing grade.
3 hrs Lit of Med & Early Mod Per 3 Complete 3 hrs of Literature of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods with a grade of C or better chosen from: Eng 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 324, 326, 327, 328, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 426, 427, 428, 506, 507, 513
3 hrs Lit of the 18th & 19th Cent 3 Complete 3 hrs Literature of the 18th & 19th Centuries with a passing grade.
3 hrs Diverse Perspectives 3 Complete 3 hrs of Diverse Perspective courses with a passing grade chosen from: Eng 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 396, 462, 465, 468, 469, 472, 473, 474, 476, 479, 481, 483, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493.
18 hrs Eng Electives 18 18 hrs English Electives to be chosen from Eng 199 and 300-, 400-, and 500 level Eng courses as well as the following approved electives taught outside the department: Clc 303, 304, 305, 307, 308, 309, 333; Lin 303, 304, 305, 506, 510, 511, 520
12 hours of 400+ level English 12 English majors must take at least 12 hours at the 400 or 500 level.
Capstone seminar Complete one 400-level course as a capstone seminar. See your advisor to determine which 400-level courses satisfy the capstone requirement.
English residency hrs 12 Student must earn at least 12 hours of their major courses in residence.
Resident Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.
Overall Major GPA Please contact your academic advisor for grade point requirements.

Emphasis - Creative Writing

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 199 3 Complete Eng 199 with a passing grade.
3 Creative Writing electives 9 Creative writing emphasis students will complete 3 of the following courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, or 405 with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Editing Writing & Publishing

Requirement Hours Description
Eng 199 3 Complete English 199 with a passing grade.
Eng 308 3 Complete Eng 308 with a passing grade.
Eng 394 3 Complete Eng 394 with a passing grade.
3 hrs of Eng Courses 3 Complete 3 hours from the following English courses: Eng 301, 302, 303, 304, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, and Eng 405 with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Literature Justice & Society

Requirement Hours Description
12 hrs Lit Just & Society 12 English majors may choose a literature, justice, and society emphasis by taking 12 hours of the following courses: Eng 307, 357, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 370, 371, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378, 380, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 389, 391, 396, 407, 412, 458, 462, 465, 468, 469, 472, 473, 474, 476, 479, 481, 483, 486, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 494, 495.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.