Requirements for the English Major

ENGLISH MAJOR, concentration in Literary Studies

Thirty-six credits in English, Linguistics, and Communication courses as follows: Linguistics 101; English 295; five upper-level literature courses; one 300-level linguistics course; one 300-level writing course, one 400-level seminar, six additional credits from the following: English 200, any of the department’s 300- and 400-level courses, and department-sponsored internships and individual studies. This is summarized in the table below:

Courses Course Name or type
ENGL 295 Methods of Advanced Literary Studies
LING 101 Introduction to Linguistics
5 upper-level literature courses
1 upper-level writing course
1 300-level linguistics course
1 400-level literature or theory seminar. English Seminars are listed at the 400-level but do NOT include individual studies (491, 492), internships (499), or ENGL 480.
6 credits selected from the following: English 200, any of the department’s 300- and 400-level courses, and department-sponsored internships and individual studies.
36 credits Total

 

ENGLISH MAJOR, concentration in Creative Writing

Thirty-six credits in English, Linguistics, and Communication courses as follows: Linguistics 101; English 295; 15 hours in writing courses, including 302A, Introduction to Creative Writing; 314, The Literary Journal: Professional Practice in Publishing and Editing; and a 400-level Creative Writing Seminar; one 300-level course in linguistics; 3 courses in literature, one of which must be a course that predominantly teaches one genre, as appropriate for a student’s individual writing track; and one elective course in the major. This is summarized in the table below:

Courses Course Name or type
ENGL 295 Methods of Advanced Literary Studies
LING 101 Introduction to Linguistics
3 upper-level literature courses
5 upper-level writing courses, including:

  • 302A, Introduction to Creative Writing
  • 314, The Literary Journal: Professional Practice in Publishing and Editing
  • 400-level Creative Writing Seminar
1 300-level linguistics course
1 elective course selected from the following: English 200, any of the department’s 300- and 400-level courses, and department-sponsored internships and individual studies.
36 credits Total

 

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