Requirements for the Major in English (from 2011-12 Academic Catalog): 40 credits
Students are required to take 10 courses in the study of literature, writing and theory including:
The remainder of the courses may be taken according to interest and category so that the student takes:
A grade of C (2.0) or better must be attained in order for a course to fulfill a major or minor requirement.
Creative Writing Concentration
English majors may apply for a concentration in creative writing. To be considered, students must complete two creative writing courses and submit an application with two writing camples of poetry, prose or playscripts. The concentration requires 20 credits (two courses beyond the standard major requirements). Students should plan to take ENG212 Introduction to Creative Writing and four courses from the following list:
Requirements for Honors in English Language and Literature
Seniors who maintain 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 English literature or creative writing, culminating in a written honors thesis delivered to departmental faculty and students in the spring of the senior year.
With departmental advice non-majors may design a 20-credit English minor with courses selected from 200- through 400-level English courses. ENG211 is required for the minor.
Requirements for the Double Major with Middle School or Secondary Education
Students seeking licensure in English at the middle school or secondary level should consult the Education and English department chairs for specific requirements.
Courses required within the English major for Massachusetts licensure: