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B.A. in English Requirements

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Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment lasting longer than one semester.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted at

Group 2. Major Requirements (Please note any course pre-requisites)

  1. Core Requirements (21)
    • ENG 200 Any course in the ENG 200A-200G series (3)
    • ENG 2xx Any additional 200-level writing or literature course (excluding ENG 209 and 225) (3)
    • ENG 300 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)
    • ENG 304 Survey of British Literature I: Middle Ages to Enlightenment (3)
    • ENG 305 Survey of British Literature II: Romantics to the Present (3)
    • ENG 351 Survey of American Literature: To the Civil War (3)
    • ENG 352 Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present (3)
  2. English Electives (24)
    • Choose 8 additional ENG classes at the 300–400-level

Total in Group 2: 45 Semester Credits

Minimum total semester credits required for the B.A. in English

120 semester credits


  1. Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses required for the major.
  2. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, students must fulfill the requirements both of the major and of the University’s General Education program. (Please see the  Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  3. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  4. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  5. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.