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Degree Requirements

 

Major Requirements for a BA in English, English Literature Track

In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts degree in English requires 120 credits.

 

General Education Requirements 57 to 58 credits

Student may apply six credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

Required courses 39 to 42 credits

Survey of British Literature – Medieval to 1798

Survey of British Literature – 1798 to 1920

Major American Writers to 1890

Major American Writers 1890 to 1940

Shakespeare

Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture

Seminar: Special Topics in Literature

Internship

Publication*

Senior English Seminar

 

*Students who choose ENC-0300 Publication, must hold an editorial position for The ThornThe Rambler, or The Cornelian.

Six english electives 18 credits

Six English electives are required, at least two electives must be above the 200-level. With the mentor’s approval, students may also take a course in creative writing as an elective.

In addition to these course requirements, senior English majors must successfully complete the senior comprehensive requirements.

Required supporting courses 3 credits

Technical Writing

Business Writing

Recommended supporting courses

Students will meet with their mentors, spring semester of their junior year, to discuss complementary or supporting courses they will need to take to support their senior requirements.

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of English courses, but should not be limited to those particular disciplines.

Major Requirements for a B.A. in English, Writing Track

 In addition to meeting the course requirements for each respective major, all students must also fulfill the General Education requirements for the Undergraduate College. The Bachelor of Arts in Writing requires 120 credits.

General education requirements 57 TO 58 credits

Student may apply six credits in their major towards General Education requirements.

 

Required courses 45 credits

Survey of British Literature – Medieval to 1798

Survey of British Literature – 1798 to 1920

Major American Writers to 1890

Major American Writers 1890 to 1940

Shakespeare

Critical Approaches to Literature and Culture

Seminar: Special Topics in Literature

Internship

Publication*

Senior English Seminar

Technical Writing

Business Writing

Two courses 6 credits, chosen from:

Creative Writing – Poetry

Playwriting and Directing

Creative Writing – Short Fiction

Two courses 6 credits, chosen from:

Publication Design

Introduction to Documentary Film Making

Introduction to Journalism

Magazine Writing

Writing for the Media

Recommended supporting courses: 

Introduction to Logic

*Students who choose ENC-0300, Publication, must hold an editorial position for The ThornThe Rambler, or The Cornelian.

Students will meet with their mentors, spring semester of their junior year, to discuss complementary or supporting courses they will need to take to support their senior thesis project.

In addition to these course requirements, Senior English majors must successfully complete the senior comprehensive requirements.

Requirements for a concentration in writing 12 credits

Advanced Writing and Oral Communication*

Technical Writing

Business Writing

One of the following courses:

Publication Design

Introduction to Documentary Film Making

Introduction to Journalism

Magazine Writing

Writing for the Media

Recommended supporting course:

 

Introduction to Logic*

*An equivalent course can be chosen in consultation with a faculty member in English or communication.

Electives

The remaining credit hours are electives and can consist of English or Writing courses, but need not be limited to those particular disciplines.