The major consists of ENG 150 (formerly ENG 202), ENG 250 (formerly ENG 220), and at least eight other courses. These must include at least five at the 300 level or above that satisfy three geographical areas (British, U.S., and World literature's) and three historical periods (Medieval/Renaissance literature, Renaissance/Eighteenth Century/Romantic literature, and literature from 1800 to the present). The same course may satisfy both an area and a period requirement, but no single course can satisfy two area or two period requirements.
Required Courses for all Students:
|ENG 150||ESSENTIALS OF LITERARY STUDY||
|ENG 250||THEORY/PRACT OF LITERARY STUDY||
British Literature Courses:
U.S. Literature Courses:
World Literature Courses:
Medieval/Renaissance Literature Courses:
Renaissance/Eighteenth Century/Romantic Literature Courses:
Literature from 1800 to the present courses:
All majors are required to complete a senior seminar (ENG 493 or ENG 494) unless they are writing a critical honors thesis. Both the senior seminar and honors study may be used to meet the area and period requirements of the major. Only one course at the 100 level, in addition to ENG 150, may be counted towards the minimum of ten. One course in a foreign-language literature may be counted towards the minimum of ten; such a course cannot satisfy an area or period requirement.
Only two courses in writing (ENG 217, ENG 221, ENG 240, ENG 300, ENG 321, ENG 322, ENG 340) may be counted towards the minimum of ten, although all writing courses are counted in determining the maximum of 16 courses allowed in one department.
Two courses taken outside the College may, with permission of the chair, be counted towards the major.
Concentration in Creative Writing
Students are expected to concentrate in either fiction or poetry writing.
Fiction writing concentration requirements
Students must complete the ten courses for the major, including:
Students elect two additional courses in fiction writing. A course in poetry writing may be substituted for a course in fiction writing:
Poetry Writing Concentration
Students must complete the ten courses for the major, including
Students elect two additional courses in poetry writing. A course in fiction writing may be substituted for a course in poetry writing:
Advisers: B. Boyd, C. Hartman
Race and Ethnicity Concentration
Students must complete the major as described above, with the addition of CRE 206 and the two-credit fellowship course CRE 394. Students must also complete a seminar writing requirement with a paper on race and ethnicity for a course or individual study at the 400 level.
Of the ten English courses required of the major, one must be:
|ENG 242||RACE AND LITERARY CRITICISM||
Three courses must be from those that satisfy the concentration in race and ethnicity, including one in the pre-1830 period: