English Major, B.A. with Literature Concentration

At least 28 of the 32 required credits must be in literature. See English Major, B.A. for general major requirements.

Requirements for the Major with Concentration

Historical Breadth (8 to 16 credits):

Students must take either ENGL 222 or two courses in literature before 1800. The English department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the pre-1800 requirement. Noted as H1 after course description.

Students must take either ENGL 223 or two courses in literature after 1800. The English department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the post-1800 requirement. Noted as H2 after course description.

 

Genre (4 credits):

Students must take at least one course that focuses on a specific genre (ENGL 270-289; ENTH 229, ENTH 230)—fiction, drama or poetry.

Noted as G after course description.

Comparative Topic (4 credits):

Students must take at least one course that offers a comparative perspective on literature—across cultures, artistic modes, media, etc. The English department, through the advising process, will determine which courses fulfill the comparative topic requirement.

Noted as CT after course description.

Writers of Significance (4 credits):

Students must take at least one course from the following:

ENGL 340-359Writers of Significance

4.0

ENGL 313Shakespeare

4.0

ENGL 318Chaucer

4.0

ENGL 441Faulkner and Morrison

4.0

or

HON 308Dante and Giotto

4.0

Noted as WS after course description.

Senior Seminar (4 credits):

Students must take the Senior Seminar, a capstone course in literary theory and criticism

ENGL 470Seminar

4.0