English

Course descriptions

To satisfy the English major, the student must present for the degree 30 credits of English courses numbered 2000 or above.

These credits shall be distributed as follows:

Core Curriculum: 18 credits

Electives of Optional Concentration: 12 credits

Core Curriculum (18 Credits)

Each of these core requirements must be satisfied by a unique course. A single course may not be applied to two different requirements within the core curriculum.

A. Methods for the Major: ENGL 2600 (three credits)

B. Early Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic History (six credits from the list below)

ENGL 2100, 2200, 2201/W, 2603, 3111/W, 3113W, 3115W, 3117W, 3213/W, 3301, 3303, 3501, 3503/W, 3505, 3507, 3603, 3652

C. Antiracism, Globality and Embodiment (six credits)

Students take one course from group 1, and a second course from either group 1 or 2.

1).  Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian/American Literary and Cultural Traditions (three credits)

ENGL 2214/W, 2301/W, 2305, 3210, 3212, 3213/W, 3215/W, 3217/W, 3218/W, 3318, 3319, 3320, 3605, 3607

2).  Difference and Diaspora (three credits)

ENGL 2274/W, 3120, 3122/W, 3220, 3609, 3611, 3613, 3629

D. Advanced Study: Writing in the Major (three credits)

Electives or Optional Tracks (12 credits)

Courses used to satisfy credits in the core curriculum may also be applied toward one or more of the tracks below, as long as the student completes the 30 unique credits for the major. Students may forego tracks and opt to take 12 credits of electives instead.

Track: Creative Writing

Twelve credits distributed as follows:

Track: Cultural Studies/Media Studies

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 2276/W, 2411/W, 2413/W, 2610, 2612, 2640/W, 3235/W, 3265/W, 3420, 3422, 3623, 3625, 3633/W, 3640/W

Track: English Teaching

Twelve credits distributed as follows:

*Sections of this course may be applied to the track only if approved by the Coordinator of the Teaching Concentration.

Track: Irish Literature

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 3120, 3122, 3301, 3509*, 3623*, 3627*

*Sections of these courses may be applied to the track only if approved by the Coordinator of the Irish Literature program.

Track: Literature, Antiracism, and Social Justice

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 2207, 2214/W, 2274/W, 2301/W, 2605/W, 2609, 2635E, 3120, 3122/W, 3210, 3212, 3213/W, 3215/W, 3217/W, 3218/W, 3220, 3318, 3319, 3605, 3607, 3609, 3611, 3613, 3619, 3629, 3631, 3633/W

Track: Literary Histories and Legacies

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 2100, 2101, 2200, 2201/W, 2203/W, 2301/W, 2603, 3111/W, 3113/W, 3117/W, 3118/W, 3120, 3122/W, 3123/W, 3124/W, 3207/W, 3213/W, 3215/W, 3301, 3303, 3501, 3503/W, 3505, 3507, 3509, 3603, 3652

Track: Literature of Place and Environment

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 2276/W, 2635E, 2730W, 3240E, 3235/W, 3652, 3653, 3715E

Track: Writing and Composition Studies

Twelve credits from the following list:

ENGL 2001, 2013W, 2049W, 2730W, 3003W, 3010W, 3012W, 3082, 3091, 3692, 3713, 3715E

A maximum of six credits of ENGL 3091 and 3692 may be counted towards the Writing and Composition Studies concentration.

A minor in English is described in the Minors section.

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