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English Department

General Information

General Requirements and Advice for majors in all programs:
Students should take English 116W, "Introduction to Poetry" or 117W "Introduction to Literary Criticism", or English 118W, "Literary and Cultural Analysis" during the freshman or sophomore year. The survey courses, 208a-208b and 211, are recommended for sophomores to provide a background for advanced courses. Students considering Program II (Creative Writing) may wish to take 122 or 123 as preparation during their freshman or sophomore year.

With the exception of 116W, 117W, and 118W, 100-level courses do not count toward the major. Only one of these courses can be counted toward the major. All 200-level courses (except 290b) count towards the major. English 272, 273, 274, 288, and 295 may be repeated for credit when the topics are different.

One course from another department, appropriate to the student's course of study, may be counted toward the requirements of any program with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies; for Program III, this course may be in addition to the 9 hours already allowed in other departments.

Declaring an English Major:
Complete the Declaration of Major Form and return to Calista Doll, assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies, at the top of the stairs, next to room 334 on the third floor of Benson Hall, who will assign your advisor and obtain appropriate signatures.

Declaring an English Minor:
Complete the Declaration of Intent to Minor Form, and return to Calista Doll, assistant to Director of Undergraduate Studies, at the top of the stairs, next to room 334 on the third floor of Benson Hall.

See the Undergraduate Catalog for a full description of English Major and Minor requirements.


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