Requirements

ENGLISH MAJOR

Students can choose between two concentrations in the English major, Literary Studies or Creative Writing. 

Literary Studies Concentration

Total credits: 33  
Required courses:

  • ENG 2010, Interpreting Texts, to be taken within the first two semesters of study for the major
  • Eight electives, two of which may be ENG Core courses numbered 1001–1099, and two of which maybe Creative Writing courses (ENG 1300–1899)
  • ENG 3005, Advanced Research Seminar (only offered in the Fall)
  • ENG 4001, Senior Colloquium (only offered in the Spring) 

Creative Writing Concentration

Total credits: 33  
Required courses:

  • ENG 2010, Interpreting Texts, to be taken within the first two semesters of study for the major
  • Three literary studies courses, two of which may be ENG Core courses numbered 1001–1099
  • Five creative writing courses (ENG 1300–1899)
  • ENG 3005, Advanced Research Seminar (only offered in the Fall)
  • ENG 4001, Senior Colloquium (only offered in the Spring) 

Notes for both Concentrations:

  • FYWR 1020/H may be taken during the same semester as ENG 2010 but is a pre-requisite for all other ENG courses except Core ENG courses numbered 1001–1099. It does not count towards the 33 credits.
  • At least one literary studies course (numbered 20113999) must focus on the pre-1700 period (Medieval to Early Modern Literature and Culture)
  • At least one literary studies course (numbered 20113999) must focus on the period between 1700-1900.

 

MINORS

Creative Writing Minor

Total credits: 15 
Required courses:

  • Five Creative Writing courses (ENG 1300–1899)

Note:

  • FYWR 1020/H is a prerequisite for ENG Creative Writing courses and does not count towards the minor.

English Minor

Total credits: 18

Required courses:

  • ENG 2010, Interpreting Texts
  • Five ENG courses, of which two of which may be Core ENG courses numbered 1001–1099, and one may be a Creative Writing course (ENG 1300–1899). 

Note:

  • FYWR 1020/H may be taken during the same semester as ENG 2010 but is a pre-requisite for all other ENG courses. It does not count towards the 18 credits.

 

Media Studies Minor

Total credits: 18
Required courses:

  • ENG 2010, Interpreting Texts
  • Six additional ENG credits (one approved Creative Writing course and one approved 2000- or 3000-level media-related course)
  • One approved three-credit course from another discipline
  • Two additional approved courses (which may be Core courses)

For more information about the Media Studies Minor, click here.

 

 

To chart your progress through the Major or a minor, please visit the Advising Center’s Fact Sheets.