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2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
Loyola University Maryland
   
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

English, B.A.


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In addition to the University core requirement in English, majors take a minimum of 10 upper-division classes. One of these must be English Literary History Before 1800 (EN 300 ), which students are urged to take early in their careers as majors. Four of the remaining courses must be chosen from courses covering primarily literature written before 1800 (EN 300-359), and five from courses covering primarily English, American, and postcolonial literature written after 1800 (EN 340-399). Two of the required minimum of 10 upper-division classes must be seminars.

An honors option, involving a seminar and a thesis, is available to qualified seniors. Students are invited to enroll in the seminar at the close of their junior year. The Senior Honors Seminar (EN 409 ) counts as an upper-level seminar in the major. Each year the chair determines, on the basis of course material, whether EN 409  counts as a pre- or post-1800 course. Whether the Senior Honors Thesis (EN 410 ) may count as one of the 10 required upper-division courses is subject to the approval of the chair.

Students choosing an interdisciplinary major take a minimum of five upper-division English classes while at the same time fulfilling the interdisciplinary requirements of a second department. Two of the five required English classes must cover primarily literature written before 1800, and two must cover primarily literature written after 1800. One of the five required courses must be a seminar.

Requirements for the Major


Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • EN 200-Level Core Course
  • HS 100-Level Core Course
  • Language Core or
  • Elective
  • Math/Science Core
  • Elective

Sophomore Year


Spring Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • History Core
  • Math/Science Core
  • Theology Core or
  • Nondepartmental Elective

Junior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • Upper-Division English
  • Theology Core or
  • Nondepartmental Elective
  • Nondepartmental Elective
  • Elective

Senior Year


Fall Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • Upper-Division English
  • Ethics Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • Upper-Division English
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Notes:


  1. All students must take EN 101  before taking a 200-level core course.
  2. EN 101  and one EN 200-level core course are the prerequisites for all EN 300- and 400-level courses. Honors Program students take an upper-level English course (EN 300  and above) after completing HN 201  or HN 202  and HN 210  or WR 100 .
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

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