Feb 22, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

English, Literature Concentration, BA

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Requirements for the Major

The major in English is offered with one of four concentrations, for which the requirements are detailed below.

With Concentration in Literature

Students in the literature concentration take courses in American, British, and world, and develop their analytical, speaking, and writing skills. They take courses in subjects ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to graphic novels, video games, and  film. Students in the literature concentration will take:

  • Minimum of 36 hours beyond first-year English

First Year/Sophomore Requirements:

Junior/Senior Requirements:

  • Six EN 300-level literature electives *
  • One EN 400-level literature seminar


*Students are required to take at least one 200- or 300-level course in literature from before 1700. Students may take up to six credit hours of Creative Writing or Professional Writing courses as literature electives.

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