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Requirements for a Major in English

Requirements for a Major in English 

 

A total of eleven (11) courses (44 credits) as follows:

 

Track I: Concentration in Literature:

I. English 285, normally taken by the end of the sophomore year.

 

II. One (1) course in four (4) of the following five (5) categories:

A. Medieval (219, 319, 320, 325)

B. Renaissance/Early Modern (230, 322, 323, 332, 335, 340)

C. 18th Century (343, 345, 350)

D. 19th Century (351, 355, 360, 361)

E. 20th-21st Century (241, 242, 250, 251, 362, 363, 365, 370, 381)

 

III. One (1) course in each of the following three (3) categories:

A. Diversity and Difference (220, 224, 264, 364, 375)

B. In Focus (190, 220, 221, 225, 230, 235, 245, 264, 265, 315, 316, 325, 332, 335, 336, 345, 359, 363, 375, 380, 381)

C. Topics in Literary Theory (382, 385)

 

IV. English 485, normally taken in the senior year.

 

V. Of the eleven required courses, a minimum of nine (9) must be in literature. Up to two (2) other courses may count (e.g. film or writing courses).

 

VI. Of the eleven required courses, a minimum of seven (7) must be numbered 300 or above. (English 460 does not fulfill this requirement.)

 

VII. A course may carry up to two separate designations (for example, II.A and IV or III.B and IV).

 

 

Track II: Concentration in Literature and Creative Writing:

I. English 285, normally taken by the end of the sophomore year.

 

II. One (1) course in Category A, B, or C and one (1) course in category D or E:

A. Medieval (219, 319, 320, 325)

B. Renaissance/Early Modern (230, 322, 323, 332, 335, 340)

C. 18th Century (343, 345, 350)

D. 19th Century (351, 355, 360, 361)

E. 20th-21st Century (241, 242, 250, 251, 362, 363, 365, 370, 381)

 

III. One (1) course in each of the following three (3) categories:

A. Diversity and Difference (220, 224, 264, 364, 375)

B. In Focus (190, 220, 221, 225, 230, 235, 245, 264, 265, 315, 316, 325, 332, 335, 336, 359, 363, 375, 380, 381)

C. Topics in Literary Theory (382, 385)

 

IV. English 485, normally taken in the senior year.

 

V. One (1) workshop course in each of the following four (4) categories:

A. English 210

B. Intermediate Workshop I (300, 301, 305)

C. Intermediate Workshop II (300, 301, 305)

D. Advanced Workshop (400, 401, 405)

 

VI. Of the eleven required courses, only one non-literary course may count (e.g. film or academic writing courses).

 

VII. Of the eleven required courses, a minimum of seven (7) must be numbered 300 or above. (English 460 does not fulfill this requirement.)

 

VIII. A course may carry up to two separate designations (for example, II.A and IV or III.B and IV).

 

Note: Those considering the concentration in literature and creative writing should contact one of the creative writing professors for early advising, preferably by the end of the first year.