The English Major
The English major consists of twelve courses (36 credits), six of which are either prescribed or must be drawn from a particular group of courses.
In consultation with an adviser, at least three 400-level credits – from either the required or supporting courses – must fulfill a departmental diversity requirement for a course related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, ethnicity, and/or postcolonial issues.
Required Courses (18 credits)
- ENGL 200 or ENGL 201 (3 credits)
- One 400-level course in each of the following areas:
- Medieval through Sixteenth Century (3 credits)
- Sixteenth Century through Eighteenth Century (3 credits)
- The Nineteenth Century (3 credits)
- Twentieth Century to the Present (3 credits)
- ENGL 487W or ENGL 494H (3 credits)
Supporting Courses and Related Areas (18 credits)
18 credits in literature, writing, or rhetoric, at least 9 of which must be at the 300/400 level.
Students may use any of the above 36 credits to fulfill requirements for a concentration.
All major courses must be completed with at least a grade of C or better.
Requirements for the previous English major can be found on the English Major Prior to Fall 2015 page.