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English Courses

Requirements

Historical Courses

Literary Studies Courses

4 credits are required from each of the following categories.

    Literature before 1800

    British Literature after 1800

    American Literature after 1800

    ENG 347 may count towards American Literature after 1800 or Representational Ethics, but not both.

    Representational Ethics

    ENG 347 may count towards American Literature after 1800 or Representational Ethics, but not both.

    Writing and Rhetoric Courses

    8 credits required.   Only one of  COM 217 or  COM 317 can count toward the Writing and Rhetoric requirements and/or the Creative Writing Concentration.  ENG 419 can count towards Writing and Rhetoric or the Senior Capstone, but not both.

    Vocation/Internship Courses

    2 credits required.

    Senior Capstone Courses

    4 credits required. ENG 419 can count towards Writing and Rhetoric or the Senior Capstone, but not both.

    Note

    Students with a major or minor in English must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework in the major or minor.

      English with Middle School or Secondary Education Double Major

      Students seeking licensure in English at the middle school or secondary level should consult the education and English chairs for specific requirements needed for Massachusetts licensure.


        Seniors who maintain at least a 3.50 GPA in the major (with no grade lower than a B) and a 3.0 GPA overall may apply to graduate with honors in English Language and Literature upon completion of major requirements. Students work with a faculty advisor to develop an independent study with a substantial research project in literature or creative writing, culminating in a written honors thesis delivered to the departmental faculty and students in the fall or spring of the senior year. See the department chair for further details.

        With departmental advice non-majors may design a 20-credit English minor with courses selected from 200- through 400-level English courses. ENG 202 and ENG 203 are required for the minor. Students with a minor in English must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework in the minor.