Major in Literature in English

No more than one course designated ENGL 2440-2450 (a course originating in another department but cross-listed with English) may be used to satisfy the major requirements for English.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 1000: Interpretation (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2010: British and American Literary of History I (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2020: British and American Literary of History II (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3000: Literacy and Cultural Theory (C- or higher)

*Students must complete an author-focused course from the list below:

  • ENGL 3300: Chaucer (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3310: Shakespeare and the Play of Genre (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3320: Milton (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3340: Special Studies in Shakespeare (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3350: Authorial Studies (C- or higher)

*Students must complete a course that focuses on literary works written before 1800:

  • ENGL 3100: Studies in Medieval Literature (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3120: Studies in Restoration and 18th Century Literature (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3300: Chaucer (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3310: Shakespeare and the Play of Genre (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3320: Milton (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 3340: Special Studies in Shakespeare (C- or higher)

*Students may use a single course to satisfy the author-focused and pre-1800 requirements.

Students must also take three or four additional electives (depending on whether they used a single course to satisfy the author-focused and pre-1800 requirements) for a total of ten courses (including ENGL 4900) for the major:

  • ENGL/CRWT #### (C- or higher)
  • ENGL/CRWT #### (C- or higher)
  • ENGL/CRWT #### (C- or higher)
  • ENGL/CRWT #### (C- or higher)

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • ENGL 4900: Senior Seminar (C- or higher)

Minor in Literature in English

No more than one course designated ENGL 2440-2450 (a course originating in another department but cross-listed with English) may be used to satisfy the minor requirements for English.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • ENGL 1000 Interpretation (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2010 British and American Literary History I (C- or higher)
  • ENGL 2020 British and American Literary History II (C- or higher)

Students must take two additional courses with an ENGL designation:

  • ENGL #### (C- or higher)
  • ENGL #### (C- or higher)