Requirements

Requirements for the English Major (10 Credits)

Core courses (2)

  • ENGL 101W Reading Literature and Culture (1)
  • ENGL 202 Literary and Critical Theories (1)

One course in literature outside the modern Anglophone tradition (1)

  • ENGL 341 Shakespeare (1)
  • ENGL 345 Chaucer (1)
  • ENGL 347 Medieval Literature (1)
  • ENGL 348 Early Modern English Poetry (1)
  • ENGL 353 The Early Novel (1)
  • ENGL 359 Early Modern Drama (1)
  • ENGL 453 Advanced Studies in Lit 1300-1800 (1)
  • CLAS 244W The Greek and Roman Stage (1)
  • CLAS 247 Women in Roman Literature and Life (1)
  • FREN 275 African Film Discourse (1)
  • FREN 341 Readings in French Literature (1)
  • HIST 374 Love and Reason in the Middle Ages: European Intellectual History 400-1500 (1)
  • HIST 375 Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (1)
  • JAPN 314W Japanese Literature in Translation (1)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • REL 223 History and Literature of Early Judaism (1)
  • REL 225 Forgotten Scriptures: Apocryphal Literature and the Origins of Christianity (1)
  • REL 250 Introduction to the Qur'an (1)
  • RUSS 242W Great Short Stories from Russia (1)
  • RUSS 245W From Russia with Love: Family and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (1)
  • RUSS 320W The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (1)
  • RUSS 325 Topics in Russian Literature (1)
  • SPAN 260 Hispanic Literature in Translation (1)
  • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (1)
  • THTR 217W Theatre History I (1)
  • Or other approved course (1)

One course in American Ethnic or Post-Colonial Literature (1)

  • ENGL 326 Literature of Diaspora (1)
  • ENGL 337 African-American Literature I (1)
  • ENGL 338 African-American Literature II (1)
  • ENGL 381 Latinx Literature and Culture (1)
  • Or other approved course (1)

Four additional courses (4)

  • Two additional electives at the 300 or 400 level ENGL literature courses (2)
  • Two additional approved electives (2):
    • ENGL 102W Creative Writing Fundamentals (1)
    • ENGL 300-level literature class (1)
    • ENGL 400-level literature class (1)
    • ENGL 300-level creative writing class (1)
    • CLAS 244W The Greek and Roman Stage (1)
    • CLAS 247 Women in Roman Literature and Life (1)
    • FREN 275 African Film Discourse (1)
    • FREN 341 Readings in French Literature (1)
    • HIST 306 History through Biography (1)
    • HIST 374 Love and Reason in the Middle Ages: European Intellectual History 400-1500 (1)
    • HIST 375 Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (1)
    • JAPN 314W Japanese Literature in Translation (1)
    • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)
    • REL 223 History and Literature of Early Judaism (1)
    • REL 225 Forgotten Scriptures: Apocryphal Literature and the Origins of Christianity (1)
    • REL 250 Introduction to the Qur'an (1)
    • REL 323 The Bible and American Culture (1)
    • REL 335W Race, Class, and Gender in the Life and Letters of Paul (1)
    • RUSS 242W Great Short Stories from Russia (1)
    • RUSS 245W From Russia with Love: Family and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (1)
    • RUSS 320W The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (1)
    • RUSS 325 Topics in Russian Literature (1)
    • SPAN 260 Hispanic Literature in Translation (1)
    • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (1)
    • THTR 217W Theatre History I (1)
    • THTR 219 Theatre History II (1)
    • THTR 318W Theatre and Culture (1)
Only one course in fulfillment of the English major may be from a department other than English

Senior Experience (2)

  • Two 400W-level ENGL literature classes (2)

The advisor and the student will develop together a major program that ensures the study of a wide variety of literary texts and varied interpretive strategies.

Individual research is encouraged through Reading and Conference (ENGL 390) and, for students with excellent academic records in their English studies, Independent Study (ENGL 490). Senior evaluation for the English major will usually consist of a senior thesis developed from a Humanities Senior Seminar or in the senior seminar in English. Some advanced students may produce the senior thesis or a directed creative project in Independent Study (ENGL 490).

English majors are encouraged to take courses from the following related fields: theatre, music, religion, classical studies, philosophy, art history, history, and interdisciplinary arts courses.

To be eligible for honors in the department, a student must complete at least two 400-level courses besides the Senior Seminar and have a GPA of 3.8 in the department.

Requirements for the Creative Writing Concentration for the English Major (10 Credits)

Core courses (2)

  • ENGL 101W Reading Literature and Culture (1)
  • ENGL 102W Creative Writing Fundamentals (1)

One course in literature outside the modern Anglophone tradition (1)

  • ENGL 341 Shakespeare (1)
  • ENGL 345 Chaucer (1)
  • ENGL 347 Medieval Literature (1)
  • ENGL 348 Early Modern English Poetry (1)
  • ENGL 353 The Early Novel (1)
  • ENGL 359 Early Modern Drama (1)
  • ENGL 453 Advanced Studies in Lit 1300-1800 (1)
  • CLAS 244W The Greek and Roman Stage (1)
  • CLAS 247 Women in Roman Literature and Life (1)
  • FREN 275 African Film Discourse (1)
  • FREN 341 Readings in French Literature (1)
  • HIST 374 Love and Reason in the Middle Ages: European Intellectual History 400-1500 (1)
  • HIST 375 Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (1)
  • JAPN 314W Japanese Literature in Translation (1)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • REL 223 History and Literature of Early Judaism (1)
  • REL 225 Forgotten Scriptures: Apocryphal Literature and the Origins of Christianity (1)
  • REL 250 Introduction to the Qur'an (1)
  • RUSS 242W Great Short Stories from Russia (1)
  • RUSS 245W From Russia with Love: Family and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (1)
  • RUSS 320W The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (1)
  • RUSS 325 Topics in Russian Literature (1)
  • SPAN 260 Hispanic Literature in Translation (1)
  • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (1)
  • THTR 217W Theatre History I (1)
  • Or other approved course (1)

One course in American Ethnic or Post-Colonial Literature (1)

  • ENGL 326Literature of Diaspora (1)
  • ENGL 337 African-American Literature I: Slave Narrative & Early African-American Literary Tradition (1)
  • ENGL 338 African-American Literature II: Modern African-American Literature (1)
  • ENGL 381 Latinx Literature and Culture (1)
  • Or other approved course (1)

Two English 300-level Creative Writing Classes (2)

  • ENGL 329W Creative Nonfiction (1)
  • ENGL 331 (CA) Intermediate Fiction Writing (1)
  • ENGL 332 (CA) Intermediate Poetry Writing (1)

Three additional courses (3)

At least two electives must be approved literature classes (2)

  • ENGL 202 Literary and Critical Theories (1)
  • ENGL 300-level literature class (1)
  • ENGL 400-level literature class (1)
  • CLAS 244W The Greek and Roman Stage (1)
  • CLAS 247 Women in Roman Literature and Life (1)
  • FREN 275 African Film Discourse (1)
  • FREN 341 Readings in French Literature (1)
  • HIST 306 History through Biography (1)
  • HIST 374 Love and Reason in the Middle Ages: European Intellectual History 400-1500 (1)
  • HIST 375 Women and Gender in Medieval Europe (1)
  • JAPN 314W Japanese Literature in Translation (1)
  • JAPN 340 The Japanese Cinema (1)
  • REL 223 History and Literature of Early Judaism (1)
  • REL 225 Forgotten Scriptures: Apocryphal Literature and the Origins of Christianity (1)
  • REL 250 Introduction to the Qur'an (1)
  • REL 323 The Bible and American Culture (1)
  • REL 335W Race, Class, and Gender in the Life and Letters of Paul (1)
  • RUSS 242W Great Short Stories from Russia (1)
  • RUSS 245W From Russia with Love: Family and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (1)
  • RUSS 320W The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (1)
  • RUSS 325 Topics in Russian Literature (1)
  • SPAN 260 Hispanic Literature in Translation (1)
  • SPAN 380 Latin American Cinema (1)
  • THTR 217W Theatre History I (1)
  • THTR 219 Theatre History II (1)
  • THTR 318W Theatre and Culture (1)

Only one course in fulfillment of the English major may be from a department other than English

Senior Experience (1)

  • ENGL 498W Senior Seminar in Creative Writing

Requirements for the English Minor (5 Credits)

The minor program in English consists of five credits--one required course and the options listed below--selected in consultation with an English Department advisor from the following:

Require course (1)

  • ENGL 101W Reading Literature and Culture (1)

Four additional courses (4)

  • ENGL 102W Creative Writing Fundamentals (1) or
  • ENGL 202 Literary and Critical Theories (1)
  • Two credits chosen in consultation with your English Department advisor from English courses numbered above 300 (2)
  • One other English credit (1)

Only one course in fulfillment of the English major may be from a department other than English