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English Department

General Information

General Requirements and Advice for Majors in All Programs:
Students should take English 2200 - Foundations of Literary Study during their freshman or sophomore year.

The Survey Courses (English 2310 - Representative British Writers [beginning to 1660], 2311 - Representative British Writers [1660 to present], and 2316 - Representative American Writers) are recommended for sophomores to provide background for more advanced courses.

Students considering Program II - Creative Writing may wish to take English 1280 - Beginning Fiction Workshop or 1290 - Beginning Poetry Workshop during their freshman or sophomore year.

English 3890 / 3890W - Movements in Literature; 3892 / 3892W - Problems in Literature; 3894 / 3894W - Major Figures in Literature; and 3898 / 3898W - Special Topics in English and American Literature may be repeated for credit as long as 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 from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. For Program III - Specialized Critical Studies, this course may be in addition to the 9 credit hours already allowed in other departments.

Declaring an English Major:
Complete the Declaration of Major Form and return it to Room 314 of Benson Science Hall to Wendy Stone, the Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, who will assign your Adviser and obtain the appropriate signatures.
 
Declaring an English Minor:
Complete the Declaration of Intent to Minor Form, and return it to Room 314 of Benson Science Hall to Wendy Stone, the Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 
 
See the Undergraduate Catalog for a full description of English Major and Minor requirements.

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