Example Course Plans
English Literature Example Course Plan
English Writing Example Course Plan
English Literature Course Plan (first 3 semesters)
This is an example course plan based on the 2020-2021 University Catalog; your actual
schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to
select appropriate courses.
As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester
towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree evaluation tool.
*One 100-level English course can be taken in lieu of a 200-level literature course
(in the literature concentration only), but it is suggested that majors fulfill lower
level requirements at the 200 level. Under no circumstances can two 100 level literature
courses count towards the major.
**ENGL 280 is best taken in Spring of the first year or Fall of the second year. ENGL
280 and one 200-level literature course are prerequisites for upper-level literature
For students interested in studying abroad, the recommended semester(s) is fall or
spring, second, third, or fourth year.
- English majors are advised to take Gateway Colloquium in the Fall, as it is a requirement
for 200 level courses.
- Students planning to double major in English Literature and Secondary Education should
also follow the English Literature/Secondary Education Course Plan.