English Major Checklist

 

English Major Requirements

Offered Fall 2014

211 or 212

One British Lit. Survey

211: Brit Survey through 1800

221 or 222

One American  Lit. Survey

221: American Survey to Civil War

224, 226, 228, or 230

One "literature of difference" course

226: Literature and Gender

300, 301, 302, 303, or 304

One period course

303: The English Romantics

330, 334, or 335

Shakespeare, Chaucer, or Milton at the 300-level

335: Milton

380

Literary Theory & Criticism

380: Literary Criticism

480 (3 hours)

Capstone seminar*

480: Capstone

481 (1 hour)

Research methods seminar

481: Research Methods

Additional Requirement: Four English Electives

Offered Fall 2014

Any two 300-level courses

Two 300-level electives not being used to fulfill other requirements

303: The English Romantics

322: Contemporary Fiction

335: Milton

385: Special Topics in American Lit

One pre-1900

Can include any of the following that are not being used to fulfill above requirements: 211, 221, 270, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 311, 313, 317, 330, 334, 335, 336, 360

 211: Brit Survey through 1800

221: Amer Survey to Civil War

270: Intro to Shakespeare

303: The English Romantics

385: Special Topics in American Lit

One any choice

Any English course not being used to fulfill above requirements, including 100 and 200-level courses and courses in creative writing.

Any English course, including

250: Poetry Writing &

252: Fiction Writing

 

*As of fall 2013, the Catalogue reads: “Each major must enroll in English 480, the Capstone Seminar, and take as a co-requisite English 481, the Research Methods Seminar. Students should take 480/481 during their senior year unless they are considering an honors project, in which case they should talk to their advisor about taking 480/481 during the second semester of their junior year. It is recommended that students complete 380 and two other 300-level courses before enrolling in the capstone.”