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2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalogue

English Major


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For more information about the department, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the English department  page.

Major Requirements


Students are strongly encouraged to elect more than the required number of courses and to support their studies in English with appropriate courses in art, music, history, the literatures of other languages, and the classics.

Juniors or seniors who come to the major later in their undergraduate careers should consult with the department chair for permission to enroll in ENGL 200 , ENGL 201 , or ENGL 202 .

The minimum number of courses must include the following:

300- and 400-level Electives


Four full-credit courses at the 300 and 400 level, one of which must be a 400-level seminar in literature; (that is, ENGL 477 , ENGL 489 , ENGL 490 , and ENGL 491  do not meet the seminar requirement). Among the courses taken at the 300 or 400 level two must be courses in literature before 1800. Only one of the courses meeting the pre-1800 requirement may be ENGL 321  or ENGL 322 .

GPA Requirement


Passing grades are required in a minimum of nine departmental courses, with a major GPA of 2.00 averaged over all courses taken in the department.

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