Foundational Courses

Miami Plan Links

For more information on the history and purpose for the Miami Plan, please consult Miami’s Liberal Education or the Miami Bulletin.
English Composition (6 Hours)

As part of the Miami Plan , students complete six hours in College Composition to fulfill their Foundation I requirement, taking courses from among the following:

  • ENG 109 English for Foreign Students (4)
  • ENG 111 College Composition (3)
  • ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3)*
  • ENG 113 Advanced College Composition (3)*

*fulfills the First-Year Seminar requirement

Students may enroll in ENG 001-002, Composition Workshop (1,1), a credit/no-credit laboratory in composition that they take concurrently with their ENG 111 and 112 courses.

Students enrolled in the University Honors Program and Western College Program (School of Interdisciplinary Studies) typically take courses within their respective programs that fulfill this requirement.

You can read more about the course requirements of the College Composition Foundation.

Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Science (12 Hours)

The following English courses meet the Miami Plan Humanities Requirement (3 hours minimum).

  • ENG 121 Comedy or Tragedy (3) H
  • ENG 122 Popular Literature (3)
  • ENG 123 Introduction to Poetry (3)
  • ENG 124 Introduction to Fiction (3)
  • ENG 125 Introduction to Drama (3) H
  • ENG 131, 132, 133 Life and Thought in English Literature (3,3,3) H
  • ENG 134 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)
  • ENG 141, 142, 143 Life and Thought in American Literature (3,3,3) H
  • ENG 144 Major American Writers (3)
  • ENG 161 Literature and Politics (3)
  • ENG 162 Literature and Identity (3)
  • ENG 163 Literature and Travel (3)
  • ENG 164 Literature and Technology (3)
  • ENG 165 Literature and Sexuality (3)
  • ENG 168/GER/PHL/ARC 161 Romanticism: Roots of Modernity (3) IIIB, H
  • ENG 171 Humanities and Technology (3) IIIA
  • ENG 202 Varieties of American English: Dialect Diversity & Language Change (3) IIIA
  • ENG 248 Asian American Literature (3) IIIA
  • ENG 251, 252 Life and Thought in European Literature (3,3) H
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3) IIIA.
  • ENG 271 Cultures & Literature of the American South (3) IIIA, H
Cultures (6 Hours)

The following English courses meet the United States Cultures requirement (3 hours minimum)

  • ENG 162 Literature and Identity (3) IIB
  • ENG 202 Varieties of American English (3) IIB
  • ENG 248 Asian American Literature (3) IIB
  • ENG/LAS 254 Latino/Latina Literature and the Americas (3) IIB
  • ENG 271 Cultures and Literature of the American South (3) IIB, H

The following English Course meets the World Cultures requirement (3 hours minimum)

  • ENG 168, GER/PHL/ARC 161 Romanticism: Roots of Modernity (3) IIIB, H