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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.

Standard English Major

  1. ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies. Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.
  2. ENG2055 Sophomore Seminar in English. Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed during the second semester of the sophomore year.
  3. 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.
  4. Three (3) literature electives at the 3000 level or higher.
  5. One (1) open English elective at the 3000 level or higher. A course at the 2000 level or below (exclusive of FYW 1050) may count as an English elective if taken before the end of the junior year or before the completion of a total of twenty-four courses. 
  6. ENG 4950W Senior Seminar.

 English Major with Creative Writing Concentration

  1. ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies. Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.
  2. ENG2055 Sophomore Seminar in English.  Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed during the spring semester of the sophomore year.
  3. 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.
  4. Three (3) creative writing courses.
  5. One (1) open English elective at the 3000 level or higher. A course at the 2000 level or below (exclusive of FYW 1050) may count as an English elective if taken before the end of the junior year or before the completion of a total of twenty-four courses. 
  6. ENG 4950W Senior Seminar

 English Major with Film Concentration

  1. ENG 2050 Introduction to Literary Studies. Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed before the end of the sophomore year.
  2. ENG 2055 Sophomore Seminar in English. Ordinarily, this requirement should be completed during the second semester of the sophomore year.
  3. 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.
  4. Three (3) film courses.  One film course offered outside the English Department may count, subject to English Department approval.
  5. One (1) open English elective at the 3000 level or higher. A course at the 2000 level or below (exclusive of FYW 1050) may count as an English elective if taken before the end of the junior year or before the completion of a total of twenty-four courses. 
  6. ENG 4950W Senior Seminar

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

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