University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

English B.A. - Literature and the Environment

Bachelor of Arts - English; Literature & The Environment Concentration

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


English Core Courses21
Upper-Division English Elective Courses6
Senior Seminar3
Modern & Classical Language Requirement4-18
Approved Complementary Course3
Total Hours37-51

Degree Specific Credits: 37-51

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

English Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
LIT 110LIntroduction to Literature3
LIT 236LLiterary Histories3
or LIT 246L Genres, Themes, Approaches
LIT 300Literary Criticism3
LIT 327LShakespeare3
LIT 373Literature & Environment3
LIT 402Literature in Place3
LIT 422Ecocritical Theory & Practice3
Total Hours21

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division English Elective Courses

Complete two of the following courses:6
Studies in Literary Forms
U.S. Writers of Color
Literature by & About Native Americans
The American Novel
Voices of the American Renaissance
Major Author/s
Montana Writers
African American Literature
Asian American Literature
Medieval Literature
British Romanticism
Modern Poetry
Short Fiction
Science Fiction
Literature & Environment
Literature & Other Disciplines
Literary Approaches to Drama
Special Topics
Literature in Place
Critical Theory
Ecocritical Theory & Practice
Studies in Comparative Literature
Special Topics
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Senior Seminar

Complete the following course:
LIT 494Seminar: Literature Capstone3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Modern & Classical Language Requirement

Note: Students may either take four sequential semesters (101, 102, 201, 202) of a modern or classical language or exemplify proficiency through examination (available through the Modern and Classical Languages and Literature Department).

Complete the 202-level proficiency in either a modern or classical language other than English.4-18

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Approved Complementary Course 

Complete an approved complementary course from a discipline other than English. See your advisor for a list of courses that fulfill this requirement. 3

Minimum Required Grade: C-