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Literature in English Major

30 credits (Total does not include First-Year Seminar, ENG-100 or foreign language courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete the following:

ENG-280

Theory and Methods of the Study of Literature

3

Note: ENG-280 should be taken before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars.

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ENG 200-level

Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

6

Note: 6 credits of 200-level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses are to be completed by no later than end of sophomore year. Ideally students majoring or minoring in Literature in English or Creative Writing majors will have taken two Introduction to Literary Study courses at the 200-level before enrolling in 300-level literature seminars.

Complete 18 credits in 300-level literature seminars with at least 3 credits in each of the following areas:

American Literature

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ENG-329

Inventing America

3

ENG-330

African American Literature

3

ENG-331

Gardens of American Literature

3

ENG-332

Adrienne Rich

3

ENG-333

Hemingway & Faulkner

3

ENG-334

Ecopoetics

3

ENG-335

The American Renaissance

3

English Literature before 1789

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ENG-306

The Seventeenth-century Lyric

3

ENG-307

Origins and Traditions of English Literature

3

ENG-308

Rival Playwrights: Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson

3

ENG-309

The Epic Tradition

3

English Literature after 1789

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ENG-315

The Supernatural in British Literature

3

ENG-316

The Brontës

3

ENG-317

Nineteenth-century British Fiction

3

ENG-318

Prize Books

3

ENG-319

Nineteenth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

ENG-320

Twentieth-century Literature of the British Isles

3

Postcolonial Literature

Complete at least 1 course from the following:

ENG-322

V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie

3

ENG-323

Postcolonial Studies

3

ENG-324

Narratives Against Oppression

3

ENG-325

Constructing World Literatures

3

Other 300-Level Seminar Courses

ENG-338

Postmodern Literature

3

Note: 6 additional credits in Seminars are required from any of the above listed 300-level seminars to satisfy the required 18 credits.

Literature in English Capstone

ENG-498

Literature in English Capstone

3

Foreign Language Courses

Complete 1 first-year sequence from the following languages:

Spanish

SPA-101

Spanish Language and Culture I

4

SPA-102

Spanish Language and Culture II

4

French

FRE-101

French Language and Culture I

4

FRE-102

French Language and Culture II

4

Note: If available, students may study Latin or Greek. Equivalency tests must be agreed upon by both the Modern Foreign Language and English Departments.

Notes

Students who wish to be certified to teach English at the secondary level should consult with a faculty member in the Education Department to learn the current requirements for certification.