Major in English Literature and Writing (B.A.)
ENL102Survey of British Literature I4
ENL202Survey of British Literature II4
ENL204American Literary Traditions4
ENW100AIntroduction to Creative Writing 13
Choose one of the following from Prose Writing courses:3-4
Prose Studio 1
Travel Writing 1
Choose one of the following from Capstone courses:4
Research Seminar in English
and Senior Seminar in Literature
Internship in Writing
Choose one of the following from Shakespeare courses:4
Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist
Drama in Great Britain
Choose one from Pre-Modern British Literature:4
Chaucer and Writers of Arthurian Quests
Milton and the Seventeenth Century
Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature
Choose two of the following from Modern and Contemporary Readings courses:8
Studies in American Literature: The Civil War
Stories of Refugees and Migrants in America
20th Century Literature
Contemporary Literature
Literature on Location: Major British Authors
Topics in Literary Studies
Electives from writing (ENW) courses (7 credits must be at the 300 level or above)11
Major49-50
General Education49-50
Electives24-25
Total Credits122-125
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

Ministry Scholars B.A. to M.A. Academic Plans

B.A. in English Literature and Writing 2017-2018: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL102 Survey of British Literature I4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3ENW100A Introduction to Creative Writing3
GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 GES130 Christianity Western Culture4
GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Mathematics (M) course 3
GES160 Inquiry Seminar3 Second Language (S) course1 4
 14 3 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL204 American Literary Traditions4Laboratory Science (D) course 4ENL202 Survey of British Literature II4
THE201 Christian Theology3 ENW205A or 303AZ Prose Studio4
Writing elective 3 Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Elective 3
Elective 4  
 15 4 14
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Writing Elective2 4Science, Technology, and Society (K) course 3Literature area choice - ENL301, 303, 304, 309 or ENL321 (Englang term fall, odd years) , Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist, Milton and the Seventeenth Century, Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
World Cultures (U) course 4 Literature area choice - ENL311, 313, 365 , Studies in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance, Topics in Literary Studies4
Electives3 7 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW481 (or ENL498/499 ENL498 fall only/ENL499 spring only) Internship in Writing4Interim Off Literature area choice - ENL301, 303, 304, 309 , Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist, Milton and the Seventeenth Century, Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
Literature area choice: ENL352 (fall odd years). or ENL354 (England term fall, odd years); or ENL365 (fall or spring, even years) , Topics in Literary Studies4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Writing Elective2, 3 4 Elective and/or ENL499 (spring only)3 Senior Seminar in Literature7
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 These requirements can be met through participation in the New York City Program in 
Writing.

3

 Seven elective credits must be 300-level or above.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in English Literature and Writing 2017-2018: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL102 Survey of British Literature I4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4ENW100A Introduction to Creative Writing3
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
Second Language (S) course1 4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 GES140 Introduction to Wellbeing3
Electives 1 Electives 1
 14 4 14
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENL204 American Literary Traditions4Elective 3ENL202 Survey of British Literature II4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 ENW205A Prose Studio4
Writing elective 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4
Mathematics (M) course 3 Elective 3
 14 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
Writing elective 4Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3Literature area choice - ENL301, 303, 304, 309 or ENL321 (England term fall, odd years) , Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist, Milton and the Seventeenth Century, Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
World Cultures (U) course 3 Literature area choice - ENL311, 313, 365 , Studies in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance, Topics in Literary Studies4
Electives 8 Comparative Systems (G) course 3
  Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3
 15 3 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
ENW481 (or ENL498/499 sequence (ENL498 fall only/ENL499 spring only))2 Internship in Writing4Interim Off Literature area choice - ENL301, 303, 304, 309 , Shakespeare: The Art of the Dramatist, Milton and the Seventeenth Century, Enlightenment and Romantic British Literature4
Literature area choice - ENL352 (fall, odd years); ENL354 (England term fall, odd years); ENL350 (fall, odd years) ENL365 (fall or spring, even years) , 20th Century Literature, Topics in Literary Studies4 Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3
Writing elective2 4 Electives and/or ENL 499 (spring only) Senior Seminar in Literature7
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3
 12-15 0 14-17
Total Credits: 122-128
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

 These requirements can be met through participation in the New York City Program in 
Writing.

 Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.