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In today’s complex world, critical thinkers and strong writers have an edge. The Department of English at the University of Kentucky offers a wide variety of courses in order to provide students like you with that edge. You are provided the opportunity to learn from faculty members that are best-selling and award-winning authors, poets, documentarians, and screenwriters. The English curriculum at UK favors a liberal arts tradition that provides you with a broad skill set and prepares you for success in a variety of careers. English is a powerful and flexible undergraduate degree that leads to numerous career paths. Many students choose professions in education, and many more find employment in fields such as communications, entertainment, business, and law.            

Careers

Grow Your Future

A Bachelor of Arts in English is a relevant and flexible undergraduate degree that leads to numerous career paths. In this new information age, collecting, reading and writing about complex information for a specific audience is an essential skill. English provides it. In addition, reading literature and watching films provide a chance to experiment with ideas and with possible selves. Books and films allow you to travel in time and space, without ever leaving home. They show you how the world looks through another person's eyes. In a complex world filled with different people, good readers and film analysts have an edge.

Career opportunities in English

  • Advertisers
  • Writers
  • Lawyers
  • Teachers
  • Editors
  • Information technologies
  • Filmmakers
  • Business executives
  • Public-relations managers
  • Web developers
  • Librarians
  • Publicists
  • Doctors
  • Diplomats
  • Activists

Accelerated Opportunity 

UK BLUE

If you know you want a career in law, then the UK BLUE program may be right for you. Incoming freshmen majoring in English can apply to participate in this 3+3 partnership with UK Law. Students selected for this accelerated program finish their B.A. and J.D. in six years, all while participating in enrichment activities that expose them to the legal, clinical, community service, and career opportunities that a law degree makes possible. For more information, visit the UK BLUE website: https://www.as.uky.edu/uk-blue.

Current Curriculum Information

Access Major Template

source: myUK: GPS

  • English (BA) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • A&S 110 - SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN HUMANITIES: (SR)3

    An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may be used toward partial fulfillment of the Humanities requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each pilot or experimental course must be approved by the department chair and by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; a particular title may be offered no more than three times under this course number. Open to all university students, subject to controlled enrollment or prerequisites as set by the instructor. May be repeated under different subtitles up to 12 SCH.

  • UK 101 - ACADEMIC ORIENTATION1

    This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • Foreign Language 1014
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • Foreign Language 1024
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • Foreign Language 2013
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Natural Sciences Course (100+ level)3
  • UK Core - Social Sciences3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • ENG 330 - TEXT AND CONTEXT: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    The core course in the English Major focusing on the close reading and analysis of a single major literary text, or a focused set of texts, in historical and critical context. Students will develop analytical and interpretive skills that deepen their historical and conceptual understanding of literature, as well as their skills of critical reading, writing, and presentation. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. ENG major and minor requirement. Repeatable for up to six hours of credit.

  • Foreign Language 2023
  • English Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Natural Sciences Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • English (BS) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • A&S 110 - SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN HUMANITIES: (SR)3

    An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may be used toward partial fulfillment of the Humanities requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each pilot or experimental course must be approved by the department chair and by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; a particular title may be offered no more than three times under this course number. Open to all university students, subject to controlled enrollment or prerequisites as set by the instructor. May be repeated under different subtitles up to 12 SCH.

  • UK 101 - ACADEMIC ORIENTATION1

    This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Foreign Language 1014
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total18
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • Foreign Language 1024
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
    • Total19
    • Total Freshman Hours37

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • Foreign Language 2013
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Natural Sciences Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total19
Spring Semester
  • ENG 330 - TEXT AND CONTEXT: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    The core course in the English Major focusing on the close reading and analysis of a single major literary text, or a focused set of texts, in historical and critical context. Students will develop analytical and interpretive skills that deepen their historical and conceptual understanding of literature, as well as their skills of critical reading, writing, and presentation. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. ENG major and minor requirement. Repeatable for up to six hours of credit.

  • Foreign Language 2023
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours34

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total18
Spring Semester
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total18
    • Total Junior Hours36

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total18
Spring Semester
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
    • Total18
    • Total Senior Hours36
  • English-Imaginative Writing Option (BA) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • A&S 110 - SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN HUMANITIES: (SR)3

    An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may be used toward partial fulfillment of the Humanities requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each pilot or experimental course must be approved by the department chair and by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; a particular title may be offered no more than three times under this course number. Open to all university students, subject to controlled enrollment or prerequisites as set by the instructor. May be repeated under different subtitles up to 12 SCH.

  • UK 101 - ACADEMIC ORIENTATION1

    This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK 101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Foreign Language 1014
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • Foreign Language 1024
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • UK Core - Humanities3
    • Total16
    • Total Freshman Hours31

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • Foreign Language 2013
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • UK Core - Social Sciences3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
    • Total16
Spring Semester
  • ENG 330 - TEXT AND CONTEXT: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    The core course in the English Major focusing on the close reading and analysis of a single major literary text, or a focused set of texts, in historical and critical context. Students will develop analytical and interpretive skills that deepen their historical and conceptual understanding of literature, as well as their skills of critical reading, writing, and presentation. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. ENG major and minor requirement. Repeatable for up to six hours of credit.

  • ENG 207 - BEGINNING WORKSHIP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING(SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    A beginning workshop in the craft of writing, teaching students how to read critically and how to revise work in progress. The students provide an audience for each others' work. Exercises involve practice in aspects of craft and promote experimentation with different forms, subjects, and approaches; outside reading provides models and inspiration. May be repeated under different subtitles to a maximum of 6 credits. Does not fulfill ENG premajor requirement. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit. Required for ENG Imaginative Writing Option.

  • Foreign Language 2023
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours31

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • English Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Natural Sciences Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • ENG 407 - INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    Continued studies in the writer’s craft, focusing on student work but with increased emphasis on outside reading. Areas of workshop practice include Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. Prerequisite ENG 207 or consent of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit. Can count only once for ENG Major 400-level course requirement. Required for ENG Imaginative Writing Option.

  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • ENG 507 - ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    For the student who has shown marked talent and commitment, this course provides a rigorous workshop among peers and includes additional attention to outside reading. Each student will produce a chapbook of poems or stories. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. Prerequisite ENG 207 and ENG 407, or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor. May be repeated with the same or different subtitle to a maximum of 6 credits. Required for the ENG Imaginative Writing Option. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit.

  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • ENG 507 - ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    For the student who has shown marked talent and commitment, this course provides a rigorous workshop among peers and includes additional attention to outside reading. Each student will produce a chapbook of poems or stories. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. Prerequisite ENG 207 and ENG 407, or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor. May be repeated with the same or different subtitle to a maximum of 6 credits. Required for the ENG Imaginative Writing Option. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit.

  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • English-Imaginative Writing Option (BS) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • Foreign Language 1014
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. I3
  • UK Core - Arts and Creativity3
  • UK Core - Global Dynamics3
  • UK Core - Natural, Physical and Math3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total19
Spring Semester
  • ENG 207 - BEGINNING WORKSHIP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING(SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    A beginning workshop in the craft of writing, teaching students how to read critically and how to revise work in progress. The students provide an audience for each others' work. Exercises involve practice in aspects of craft and promote experimentation with different forms, subjects, and approaches; outside reading provides models and inspiration. May be repeated under different subtitles to a maximum of 6 credits. Does not fulfill ENG premajor requirement. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit. Required for ENG Imaginative Writing Option.

  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3
  • Foreign Language 1024
  • UK Core - Humanities3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • UK Core - Quantitative Foundations3
    • Total19
    • Total Freshman Hours38

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • Foreign Language 2013
  • UK Core - Community, Culture and Citizen3
  • Historical Survey Course (200+ level)3
  • A&S Natural Sciences Course (100+ level)3
  • UK Core - Social Sciences3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total19
Spring Semester
  • ENG 407 - INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    Continued studies in the writer’s craft, focusing on student work but with increased emphasis on outside reading. Areas of workshop practice include Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Non-Fiction. Prerequisite ENG 207 or consent of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit. Can count only once for ENG Major 400-level course requirement. Required for ENG Imaginative Writing Option.

  • ENG 330 - TEXT AND CONTEXT: (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    The core course in the English Major focusing on the close reading and analysis of a single major literary text, or a focused set of texts, in historical and critical context. Students will develop analytical and interpretive skills that deepen their historical and conceptual understanding of literature, as well as their skills of critical reading, writing, and presentation. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. ENG major and minor requirement. Repeatable for up to six hours of credit.

  • Foreign Language 2023
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours34

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total18
Spring Semester
  • ENG 507 - ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    For the student who has shown marked talent and commitment, this course provides a rigorous workshop among peers and includes additional attention to outside reading. Each student will produce a chapbook of poems or stories. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. Prerequisite ENG 207 and ENG 407, or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor. May be repeated with the same or different subtitle to a maximum of 6 credits. Required for the ENG Imaginative Writing Option. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit.

  • English Course (300+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Approved Elective (100+ level)3
    • Total18
    • Total Junior Hours36

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • UK Core - Statistical Inferential Reason3
  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
    • Total18
Spring Semester
  • ENG 507 - ADVANCED WORKSHOP IN IMAGINATIVE WRITING (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    For the student who has shown marked talent and commitment, this course provides a rigorous workshop among peers and includes additional attention to outside reading. Each student will produce a chapbook of poems or stories. See departmental listings for different offerings per semester. Prerequisite ENG 207 and ENG 407, or the equivalent, and consent of the instructor. May be repeated with the same or different subtitle to a maximum of 6 credits. Required for the ENG Imaginative Writing Option. Provides ENG Major Elective credit and ENG minor credit.

  • English Course (400+ level)0
  • Course outside English (300+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • Natural Science/Math Course (100+ level)3
  • A&S Social Sciences (100+ level)3
    • Total18
    • Total Senior Hours36

 

 


Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

English majors study a wide variety of courses in English and American literature as well as in linguistics, film, creative writing, cultural studies, and composition. Students explore, examine and read and write about complex information in literature and prose.

English B.A. Four Year Plan Imaginative Writing Four Year Study Abroad 4 Year Plan

Graduation Requirements

Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the major requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. Students interested in earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in biological, physical, mathematical and/or computer sciences. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees in the Arts and Sciences section of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin.

UK Core Requirements

  • The Nature of Inquiry in Arts and Creativity (3 hours)
  • The Nature of Inquiry in the Humanities (3 hours)
  • The Nature of Inquiry in the Social Sciences (3 hours)
  • The nature of Inquiry in the Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences (3 hours)
  • Composition and Communication I (3 hours)
  • Composition and Communication II (3 hours)
  • Quantitative Foundations (3 hours)
  • Statistical and Inferential Reasoning (3 hours)
  • Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA (3 hours)
  • Global Dynamics (3 hours)

Total Credit Hours - 30


Premajor Requirements 

  • Choose one of the following: ENG 107 - Writing Craft: Introduction to Imaginative Writing, ENG 209 - The Structure and Use of English, ENG 230 - Introduction to Literature, A&S 110 - Introduction to English* [3 -4 hours]

*Strongly recommended by the English department

Total Hours - 3​

Major Requirements 

Historical Survey Requirement 

  • Majors must take two Historical Survey courses of their choice. Historical Surveys can be taken in any combination and any order. Courses fulfilling the Historical Survey Requirements include: ENG 241/242 - Survey of British Literature I/II, ENG 251/252 - Survey of American Literature I/II, ENG 265/266 - Survey of African-American Literature I/II [6 hours]

English Text and Context

  • Majors must completed ENG 330 - Text and Context after completing the premajor requirements and before going on to 400-level courses in the major. ENG 330 fulfills the Graduation Writing Requirement [3 hours]

English Early Period Requirement

  • English majors must take at least one designated Early Period ENG course of their choice. Approved courses include: ENG 241, 251, 341, 342, 343, 518, 519 or other Early Period subtitled courses as designated at the 300-400 level [3 hours]

Diversity Requirement*

  • Students must take one of the following courses among their surveys or electives to fulfill this requirement: ENG 260, 265, 266, 361, 362, 368, 369, 370, 460, 470, 490 [3 hours] 

* The director of undergraduate studies may approve another course, not on the list above, at or above the 200-level that is designated as a diversity course.

Other Course Work Required by the Major

English majors must take an additional seven courses in ENG (major electives). For specifics regarding restrictions and course requirements please refer to the UKY Bulletin [21 hours]

Courses from Outside the Department

  • English majors must take an additional 9 hours at the 200+ level outside of English. For applicable departments that can fulfill this requirement please refer to the UKY Bulletin [9 hours]​
Imaginative Writing Option

​To Fulfill the ENG Imaginative Writing Option, students must complete the following: 

  • ENG 207 - Beginning Workshop in Imaginative Writing (subtitle required) [3 hours]
  • ENG 407 - Intermediate Workshop in Imaginative Writing (subtitle required) [3 hours]
  • ENG 507 - Advanced Workshop in Imaginative Writing (subtitle required) taken twice under two different subtitles [6 hours]
  • Submission of a portfolio for evaluation by the Imaginative Writing staff six weeks prior to graduation

Total Hours - 39 - 42


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A&S Undecided/Exploratory Studies

Understanding that over 70 percent of university students will change their declared major at least once during their college careers, the College of Arts and Sciences has developed an Exploratory Studies program for students who have yet to decide the specific field of study that most closely aligns both their personal interests and their professional career goals and objectives. The Exploratory Studies Program provides students with an extraordinarily diverse educational environment that includes coursework spanning Math and Natural Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences and provides students with the unique opportunity to explore multiple areas of interest during their first several semesters on campus. For more information please contact a recruiting representative at asrecruting@uky.edu. 


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