Requirements for the English Majors and Minor


English Literature

The English literature major requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 courses. (110 does not count towards the major.)

The program of study must include 280, 480, at least two 200-level literature courses and at least three (four starting Fall 2011) 300-level courses. At least three literature courses must focus primarily on materials before 1800 and at least three on materials after 1800. 

English Literature-Creative Writing

The English literature-creative writing major requires a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 14 courses. (110 does not count toward the major.).

The program of study must include 280, 481, at least two 200-level literature courses, two 300-level literature courses and four creative-writing courses in at least two genres, including two at the 300 level. Two literature courses must focus primarily on materials before 1800 and two on materials after 1800.

Requirements for the English Minor

A minor in English requires at least six English courses (110 does not count toward the minor). The student may design her program to reflect a particular interest or emphasis, such as a focus on a genre or literary period.  The program must be approved by the English department chair.