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English Undergraduate Degrees Online

The Department of English currently offers two exciting degree options for students interested in studying online. Students may pursue a BA in English with a concentration in either African American Literature or Professional Writing.

There are many advantages to studying online at the University of Memphis. If you would like more information about our online degree programs, including basic technical requirements, please consult the University of Memphis eCampus.

Degree requirements include the major requirements in addition to General Education and other academic requirements set by the University of Memphis. See the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

One advantage of our online degree program is your access to our Department's undergraduate academic advisor, Ms. Dale Williams. She will guide you through the degree requirements through personal meetings on campus if you are in the Memphis area and want to speak with someone face-to-face or through a variety of electronic options, including email and telephone. Please see our undergraduate advising page for more information about scheduling your appointment with the advisor today.

Click here for a typical 4-year sequence for the African American Literature BA. (Opens as .pdf.)

Click here for a typical 4-year sequence for the Professional Writing BA. (Opens as .pdf.)

*ENGL 3500 and ENGL 3603 are not applicable towards major or minor but can be counted as Upper Division Elective, but not English Elective.

*ENGL RODP courses are only applicable towards English Elective(s).

ENGL 3210: Brit Lit to 1750
ENGL 3220: Brit Lit since 1750
ENGL 3327: American Lit to 1790

Choose one Core Elective:
ENGL 3604: Persuasive Writing
ENGL 4602: Advanced Composition
*Core Elective course does not double for concentration hours.

*You must take all four courses within your chosen concentration, either Professional Writing (PW) or African American Lit (AALIT).

Professional Writing (PW)
ENGL 3601: Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3602: Professional Writing/ Editing
ENGL 4619: Web Design/ Online Writing
ENGL 4602: Advanced Composition

African American Literature (AALIT) (12 hours from the following)
ENGL 3325: Af/Am Lit thru Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 3326: Af/Am Lit since Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 4372: Af/Am Author/ Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 4373: Af/Am Author since Harlem Renaissance
ENGL 4374: Af/Am Literary Movements


3 hours Upper Division (UD) English required, may take up to 9 hours.
May take any ENGL UD course(s) including ENGL RODP.

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