For all students:
Students who wish to take classes in English should begin with one of the two introductory courses, English 100 (Introduction to Literary Studies: Poetry) or English 101 (Introduction to Literary Studies: Fiction).
Students must take at least one Introductory Course before enrolling in an Intermediate Course. Students must take at least two Intermediate Courses before enrolling in a Junior Seminar. Students must take at least four Intermediate Courses before enrolling in a Senior Seminar
For English Majors:
For English majors, the program begins with two gateway courses: Introduction to Literary Studies. These courses introduce the basic skills every English major needs. The student then moves on to intermediate coursework, which falls into four categories: Historical Studies, Genre Studies, Author Studies, and Cultural Studies. Advanced students take three seminars, two Junior and one Senior. The seminars in both categories are writing intensive, typically research oriented, and organized around the work of particular authors or topics.
Requirements for the Major
Twelve courses, including two gateway courses, Introduction to Literary Studies: Fiction and Poetry (100 and 101); seven intermediate courses (200-level) including at least one course on Shakespeare (223 or 224), one pre-1700 course in Literature in Historical Context (203-208) and one pre-1900 course in Literature in Historical Context (209-216); and three seminars: two junior seminars (300-level) and one senior seminar (400-level).
Requirements for the Minor
English Minors have a 7 course requirement, which includes one Introductory Course (100 or 101), and six others, with at least one Historical Studies Course, pre-1700 (203-208), and Shakespeare (223 or 224)
Requirements for Interdepartmental Majors
All proposals for interdepartmental majors involving English
must be approved by the department; the student should consult the
English I.D. Majors have a 7 course requirement, which includes one Introductory Course, and six others, with at least one Historical Studies Course, pre-1700 (203-208), and Shakespeare (223 or 224).
Students seeking I.D. Honors in English have a 9 course requirement, the additional two beyond the requirements for the English I.D. Major being the two-term thesis seminar.