The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Literature Concentration

Students pursuing the English Major with a Literature Concentration will complete a minimum of 13 courses (39 hours). Students must have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) for all courses in the major program and a minimum grade of C- for each individual major course. A minimum grade of C is required for English 3398.

All students:

Survey of English Literature and Literary History (9 hrs total)

English 2201 British Literature: Origins to 1800 (3hrs)

English 2290 Colonial & U.S. Literature to 1865 (3hrs)

Choose One Post-1800 Survey Course in British or American Literature (3hrs)

        • 2202 British Literature: 1800 to Present
        • 2291 U.S. Literature: 1865 to Present

Literature Concentration Courses (18 hrs total)

English 3398: Introduction to the Study of Literature (minimum grade of C; 3hrs)

Choose One Pre-1800 English Literature Course (3 hrs)

        • 4520.01 Shakespeare
        • 4531 Restoration & 18th-Century Lit.

Choose One Pre-1900 English Literature Course (3 hrs)

        • Any Upper-level Pre-1800 Lit Course
        • 4542 19th-Century British Novel
        • 4551 Topics in 19th-Century U.S. Lit

Choose Three Literature Course Electives at the 3000-level or higher (9 hrs)

        • 3378 Topics in Film & Lit
        • 4520.01 Shakespeare
        • 4540 19th-Century British Poetry
        • 4542 19th-Century British Novel
        • 4551 Topics in 19th-Century U.S. Lit
        • 4581 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures
        • 4582 Topics in African-American Lit
        • 4592 Topics in Women in Literature/Culture

Diversity in English Studies (3 hrs total)

Choose One Diversity in English Studies Course

        • 4581 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures
        • 4582 Topics in African-American Lit
        • 4592 Topics in Women in Literature/Culture

Choose One English Course at the 2000-level or higher from the list below (3hrs)

Choose One English Course at the 3000-level or higher from the list below (3hrs)

Choose One English Course [bolded] outside the LIT Concentration at the 3000-level or higher from the list below (3 hrs)

        • 2201 British Lit: Medieval through 1800
        • 2202 British Lit: 1800 to Present
        • 2220 Intro to Shakespeare
        • 2261 Intro to Fiction
        • 2263 Intro to Film
        • 2269 Digital Media Composing
        • 2275 Thematic Approaches to Lit
        • 2276 Arts of Persuasion
        • 2280 English Bible
        • 2281 Intro to African-American Literature
        • 2290 Colonial and U.S. Lit to 1865
        • 2291 U.S. Lit: 1865 to Present
        • 3271 Structure of the English Language
        • 3304 Business & Professional Writing
        • 3378 Topics in Film & Lit
        • 3467S Issues & Methods in Tutoring Writing
        • 4150 Cultures of Professional Writing (CSTW 4150)
        • 4540 19th-Century British Poetry
        • 4542 19th-Century British Novel
        • 4551 Topics in 19th-Century U.S. Lit
        • 4569 Digital Media & English Studies
        • 4572 Traditional Grammar & Usage
        • 4573.01 Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
        • 4573.02 Rhetoric & Social Action
        • 4574 History & Theories of Writing
        • 4581 Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literature
        • 4582 Topics in African American Lit
        • 4584 Topics in Literacy Studies
        • 4592 Topics in Women in Lit/Culture