2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue

English, BA


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In addition to the University core requirement in English (EN 101 ), majors take a minimum of 11 upper-division classes. One EN 200-level core may count toward the major. Students take three pre-1800 courses (EN 300-339; 407; 411-439), one course in 19th-century literature (350-369; 450-469), and one course in 20th- and 21st-century literature (370-399; 470-499). The other courses (EN 300-499) are at the student's discretion. Two of the eleven courses must be seminars (EN 400-level).

An honors option, involving a seminar and a thesis, is available to qualified seniors. Students are invited to enroll in EN 430 EN 450 , and EN 470  at the close of their junior year. The seminar counts as an upper-level seminar in the major. Each year the chair determines, on the basis of course material, which seminars will be offered.

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. One of the five required English classes must cover primarily literature written before 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 Course
  • HS 100-Level Core Course
  • Language Core or
  • Elective
  • Math/Science Core
  • Elective

Sophomore Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • PL 200-Level or TH 200-Level Course
  • Math/Science Core
  • Elective
  • Elective

Junior Year


Fall Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • Upper-Division English
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Term


  • Upper-Division English
  • Upper-Division English
  • Elective
  • 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  is a prerequisite for all EN 300- and 400-level courses. Students are highly encouraged to take an EN 200-level course for their second Core requirement. 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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