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English Advising Tips

For all students:

Students who wish to take classes in English should begin with one of the three introductory courses, English 100 (Introduction to Literary Studies: Poetry), English 101 (Introduction to Literary Studies: Fiction), or English 102 (Introduction to Literary Studies: Drama).

Students must take at least one Introductory Course, or must have a score of 5 on one of the English AP exams, before enrolling in an Intermediate Course. Students must take at least two Intermediate Courses before enrolling in a Junior Seminar. Students must take at least four Intermediate Courses before enrolling in a Senior Seminar

For English Majors:

For English majors, the program begins with two of the three gateway courses: Introduction to Literary Studies. These courses introduce the basic skills every English major needs. The student then moves on to intermediate coursework. Advanced students take three seminars, among which are at least one Junior and one Senior. The seminars in both categories are writing intensive, typically research oriented, and organized around the work of particular authors or topics.

Requirements for the Major

Twelve courses, including two of the three gateway courses, Introduction to Literary Studies: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (100, 101, and 102); seven intermediate courses (200-level) including at least one course on Shakespeare (200 or 201), one pre-1700 course (202-215) and one pre-1900 course (216-235); and three seminars in total: one or two junior seminars (300-level) and one or two senior seminar (400-level).

Requirements for the Minor

English Minors have a 7 course requirement, which (for students declaring after Spring 2014) includes one Introductory Course (100, 101, or 102), and six others, with at least one pre-1700 course (202-215), one Shakespeare course (200 or 201), 3 200 level courses of choice, and 1 300 level course of choice.

Requirements for Interdepartmental Majors

All proposals for interdepartmental majors involving English must be approved by the department; the student should consult the department chair.

English I.D. Majors have a 8 course requirement, which includes one Introductory Course, and seven others, with at least one pre-1700 (202-215), and Shakespeare (200 or 201).

Students seeking I.D. Honors in English have a 10 course requirement, the additional two beyond the requirements for the English I.D. Major being the two-term Honors thesis seminar.