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Undergraduate Program

English Major

The English major consists of 36 credits (12 courses) in English above the 100 level. Of those, 18 credits (6 courses) must be at or above the 300 level.

All majors must fulfill the following course requirements, with a grade of C or better:

  1. Two parts of Principles of Literary Study: 359:201and 359:202
  2. Four courses in different historical periods, taken at the 300- or 400-level: one each in four of the following five categories:
    a. Medieval
    b. Renaissance (Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century)
    c. Restoration / Eighteenth-Century
    d. Nineteenth-Century
    e  Twentieth-Century and after
  3. One 300-level course in African-American, Ethnic American, or Global Anglophone Literature
  4. One course in Literary Theory
  5. One 400-level seminar (201 or 202 are prerequisites)
  6. Three English electives make up the remaining 9 credits. Any course that does not fulfill a specific requirement is considered an elective.

A course taken to fulfill a historical period requirement may also be used to fulfill the African-American literature or the seminar requirement, if it is so designated. Likewise, a seminar may be used to meet the literary theory or African-American requirement, if it is so designated. However, no course may be used to fulfill more than two requirements.

Students may count one 300-level Writing Program course toward the English major.

Courses that may count as credits toward the major are listed under the subject codes 358 (English Literature), 359 (English:Theories and Methods), 351 (English: Creative Writing), and 354 (Film Studies).

 


Useful Information

List of courses that fulfill requirements
Online Major Declaration Form
English Major Progress Report
Advising
Undergraduate English Courses
Faculty Interests
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