2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

English Major

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(48 credits)

The English major fosters skills in critical analysis, independent thinking, creativity, research, and writing through a focus on both literature and creative writing. The program is designed to lay a foundation for a wide range of careers in which clear communication and thinking, as well as research skills, are needed.  

Electives (18 credits):

18 credits, including:

3 credits in English Language;

3 credits in Diversity;

3 credits in Popular Culture;

3 credits in advanced American Literature;

3 credits in advanced British Literature before 1800;

3 credits in advanced British Literature since 1800.

Foundational Studies Requirements (6 credits):


All electives must be approved by an advisor in the department.

Foreign Language Recommendation:

English majors considering graduate work in English should take substantial work in at least one foreign language. French, German, and/or Latin are recommended.

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