English

Regina Barreca, professor of English, leads a class at the Austin Building.
Regina Barreca, professor of English, leads a class at the Austin Building.

Course descriptions

To satisfy the English major, the student must present for the degree thirty credits of English courses numbered 2000 or above and including the following:

A. Introduction to Literary Studies (3 credits)

ENGL 2600. This course should be taken within a semester of declaring the major or at its next offering.

B. Literary History (9 credits)

One course from Group 1, one course from Group 2, and a third course from Group 1, 2, or 3:

  1. Survey and period courses before 1800: ENGL 2100, 3111, 3113, 3115.
  2. Survey and period courses after 1800: ENGL 2101, 2201, 2203, 2301, 3117, 3118, 3123, 3124, 3207.
  3. Multi-period, multicultural, and ethnic literature courses: ENGL 2274W, 3120, 3122, 3210, 3212, 3214, 3216W, 3218, 3220, 3320, 3605, 3607, 3629.

C. Methods (3 credits)

One course from the following: ENGL 2401, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2409, 2411, 3235W, 3240, 3265W, 3318, 3403, 3420, 3422, 3601, 3603, 3609, 3613, 3617, 3619, 3621, 3623, 3625, 3631, 3633/W, 3635, 3650, 3651.

D. Major Author (3 credits)

One course from the following: ENGL 3501, ENGL 3503, ENGL 3505, ENGL 3507, ENGL 3509.

E. Advanced Study (3 credits)

One from the following: ENGL 4101W, 4201W, 4203W, 4301W, 4302W, 4401W, 4405W, 4407W, 4600W, 4601W, 4613W, 4965W.

These courses also satisfy the departmental requirements for Writing in the Major and Information Literacy.

F. Elective courses (9 credits)

In addition to courses used to satisfy requirements A-E above, nine credits must be chosen from English courses numbered 2000 or above. Course numbers used to satisfy requirements A-E may be used toward satisfaction of requirement F only when they designate a second or third section of a course repeated for credit with a change of topic.

Distribution Requirements

At least two courses must concern literature written before 1800. Courses satisfying this requirement are: ENGL 2100, 3111, 3113, 3115, 3301, 3495, 3501, 3503, 3505, 3507, 4965W.

At least one course must concern ethnic or postcolonial literatures in English. Courses satisfying this requirement are: ENGL 2301, 3120, 3122, 3210, 3212, 3214, 3216W, 3218, 3220, 3318, 3320, 3605, 3607, 3629, 4203W, 4301W, 4302W.

No more than three credits from the following courses may count toward the English major: ENGL 3003W, 3010W, 3012, 3013, 3091, 3692, 3701, 3703, 3707, 3709, 3711, 3713.

Concentrations offered for English majors

  • Irish Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Teaching English

Education Abroad in London

The Department of English sponsors programs in London occurring on an as-offered basis.

A minor in English is described in the “Minors” section.

 

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