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Department of English University of Illinois Springfield

Bachelor’s Online Degree Requirements

The Online Bachelor’s degree only offers a concentration in Literary Studies.

Literary Studies Requirements:

Coursework: 34 hours

Lower-Division (100/200-level) Literature Courses – 6 hours
ENG 301: Introduction to the Discipline – 4 hours
ENG 311: Literary Research and Theory – 4 hours
Literature Courses – 12 hours (American, British, World or Other*)**
Specialty Course – 4 hours (e.g. Linguistics or Topic)
English Elective – 4 hours

* Other literature focuses on literature that does not fall within the confines of a national literature (i.e., Women’s Literature, Children’s Literature, etc.).

** Students MUST COVER at least TWO of the four genres AND take at least TWO literature courses at the 400-level.