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English

Major Requirements

English Major Requirements

Satisfying the requirements for the major in English includes completing a minimum of 38 credits in the major according to one of the patterns described below. Transcripts reflect the concentration chosen, i.e. English/Literary Studies or English/ Creative Writing. Courses are to be distributed as follows:

Literary Studies Concentration

  1. ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.
  2. Three (3) courses at the 3000 level or higher distributed as follows: one course before 1800, one course after 1800, one course either before or after 1800.
  3. Three (3) literature electives at the 3000 level or higher.
  4. Two (2) open English electives at the 3000 level or higher. Two courses at the 2000 level or below exclusive of FYW 1050 may count as English electives if taken before the end of the junior year or before the completion of a total of twenty-four courses.
  5. ENG 4950 Senior Seminar.

Creative Writing Concentration

  1. ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.
  2. Three (3) courses at the 3000 level or higher distributed as follows: one course before 1800, one course after 1800, one course either before or after 1800.
  3. Three (3) creative writing courses at the 3000 level or higher.
  4. Two (2) open English electives at the 3000 level or higher. Two courses at the 2000 level or below exclusive of FYW 1050 may count as English electives if taken before the end of the junior year or before the completion of a total of twenty-four courses.
  5. ENG 4950 Senior Seminar

Major GPA. The GPA for the English major is calculated by taking the average of all ENG and JRL courses (except FYW 1050).