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English Majors and Minors


English Major

A bachelor of arts degree in English requires 36 credits. The English Major requirements are: 

  • ENWI 261 

  • ENWI 262

  • 1 Course Pre 1650 British Literature

  • 1 Course Post 1650 British Literature 

  • 2 Courses American Literature 

  • ENMO 300

  • 1 English Global Encounters Course (300 or 400 level)

  • 4 English Elective Courses 

*Majors may substitute 1 ENGL 100-level course for one 300-level ENGL course (not a period, national, culture requirement). 

► See sample 4-year course sequence
► See all English course descriptions

English Major with Secondary Education Certification

Students wishing to achieve certification for teaching English in grades 7–12 must take the courses specified by the education department and must complete a slightly different set of major requirements. The English Major requirments for Secondary Education Certification are:

  • ENGL 318

  • ENGL 380

  • COWI 200

  • 1 Course Pre 1650 British Literature

  • 1 Course Post 1650 British Literature 

  • 2 Courses American Literature

  • ENMO 300

  • 1 English Global Encounters Course (300 or 400 level)

► See English major with certificate in secondary education course sequence
► Learn more about the Secondary Education Program


English Minor

The minor in English consists of 18 credits. The English Minor Requirements are: 

Minors are encouraged to enroll in electives at all levels, including ENWI 261–262. Creative writing courses and an internship may be counted in the minor.

Creative Writing Minor

Offered jointly by the Communication Studies and English departments, the creative writing minor explores connections between the study of literature and the practice of writing. Creative writing minors develop their talents in a variety of narrative forms, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Please visit our current Academic Catalog to access more detailed information about this interdisciplinary minor. 

 
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