Majors and More


Bachelor of Arts in English Certification as Secondary School Teacher

Students desiring Certification as teachers of English should consult with the department's teacher certification advisor and the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences section of the catalog for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

General Education


Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy


Shared Skills and Proficiencies
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition


HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing


    Oral Communication See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) may be met by other requirement
(pdf - 306 KB)
    Technology See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) may be met by other requirement 0-3
    Intensive Writing Met in major with WRIT 350 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines*    
Global Perspectives See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) could be met in major


Historical Perspectives See approved list; (pdf - 306 KB) could be met in major


Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives*


Social Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include 2 designators; 3 hours met in Education Sequence with EDCO 200


Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators; could be partially met in major


  3 hours met in major  
Quantitative Skills and Natural Science  (3 courses)   9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list (pdf - 306 KB) (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list (pdf - 306 KB); must include one lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in two different groups:  Life, Physical, Earth


Subtotal   29-47
*No more than two courses in the major may count toward requirements in these areas
Requirements in Major  


    ENGL 291 Introduction to the English Major 3
    ENGL 208 Foundations of World Literature


    WRIT 350* Intro to Comp Theory & Pedagogy 3
   Strategic, Creative and Critical Communication:    
    ENGL 507, 530 Hist & Dev of Modern Engl, Grammar in Theory and Practice 6
Critical Reading and Research    
    ENGE 519* Adolescent Literature 3
    Six hours from the following:   6
    ENGE 510 (if appropriate) Topics in English Education  
    ENGL 203 Major British Authors  
    ENGL 208 Foundations of World Lit  
    ENGL 211 Survey of American Lit  
    ENGL 300 Approaches to Literature  
    ENGL 307 The Authurian Tradition  
    ENGL 308 (if appropriate) World Literature After 1700  
    ENGL 310 (if appropriate) Special Types of Literature  
    ENGL 311 Special Types of Literature  
    ENGL 312 African American Literature  
    ENGL 317 The Short Story  
    ENGL 319 The British Novel  
    ENGL 320 (if appropriate) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
    ENGL 321 (if appropriate) Recurrent Themes in Literature  
    ENGL 323 The Nineteenth-Century American Novel  
    ENGL 324 The Twentieth-Century American Novel  
    ENGL 325 Dramatic Literature  
    ENGL 330 Women and Literature  
    ENGL 333 (if appropriate) Global Narratives  
    ENGL 370 Literature and Film  
    ENGL 431, 432, 433 Academic Internship 1, 2, or 3 credits  
    ENGL 471, 472, 473 Undergraduate Research 1, 2, or 3 credits  
    ENGL 501 Modern British Poetry  
    ENGL 502 Studies in Non-Western Literature  
    ENGL 503 Major Victorian Writers  
    ENGL 504 Modern American Poetry  
    ENGL 505 American Romaticism  
    ENGL 510 (if appropriate) Topics in Literature and Language  
    ENGL 511 Chaucer  
    ENGL 512 Middle English Literature (excluding Chaucer)  
    ENGL 513 Milton  
    ENGL 514 Elizabethan Literature  
    ENGL 515 20th-Century Southern Literature  
    ENGL 520 17th-Century English Literature (exclusive of Milton)  
    ENGL 521 Restoration and 18th-Century English Literature  
    ENGL 525 Studies in Irish Literature  
    ENGL 527 English Romantic Poetry and Prose  
    ENGL 528 The African-American Novel  
    ENGL 529 20th-Century American Fiction and Drama  
    ENGL 550 Topics in Critical Reading  
    WRIT 300 Rhetorical Theory  
    WRIT 500 The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writers  
    WRIT 510 Topics in Writing and Rhetoric  
    WRIT 511 (if appropriate) Topics in Writing and Critical Communication  
    ENGL 305 Shakespeare 3
    Electives in ENGL, ENGE, or WRIT   7


    ENGE 393 (in professional ed sequence) and  ENGL 491 Departmental Seminar 0
Professional Education Sequence  


EDCO 101* Developing Observation and Analysis Skills 1
EDCO 200* Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty 3
EDCO 201* Supporting the Engl as Sec Lang Student  in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 202* Supporting Exceptional & Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 220* Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs 2
EDCO 305* Technology in the Classroom 2
EDCO 350* Acad & Social Strat for Estab Inclusive Classroom Climate 3
EDCO 401 Internship I: Contextual Factors 1
EDCO 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction 9
EDCO 410* Education in a Democracy 2
ENGE 390, 391* Junior Field Experience, Princ of Teaching Engl 6
ENGE 393 Seminar in Secondary English Teaching 1
READ 331* Foundations of Literacy 3
READ 346* Content Area Literacy 3
Foreign Language Requirement  


General Electives  




*A grade of C or better must be earned and may not be taken on the S/U basis.

+A grade of C or better must be earned

 This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized proficiency examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 201 or any course with 201 as a prerequisite.

Field hours are required for WRIT 350, EDCO 200, 201, 202, 305, 401, 402, and 410.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Office of Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a GPA of 2.0 or better in the 34 hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in the major in residence at Winthrop University.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Visit the Department of English website.