Undergraduate ProgramsEnglish Major

UG Programs English Major

The Major: 10 Upper-Division Courses

  • All courses used to fulfill requirements for the English major must be 4 or 5 units and taken for a letter grade.
  • Seminars may not be applied toward Historical or Breadth requirements.
  • When choosing classes to fulfill requirements for the major, students are expected to select those courses that best reflect their own interests and simultaneously contribute toward a coherent program in literary studies.

4 Historical (one course in each period)

Courses offered in Spring 2016:
Literatures in English before 1500
Literatures in English 1500-1700
Literatures in English 1700-1850
Literatures in English 1850-Present

3 Breadth (one course is required in three of the four areas below)

Courses offered in Spring 2016:
Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Disability and Sexuality Studies
Imperial, Transnational, and Postcolonial Studies
Genre Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Critical Theory
Creative Writing (enrollment in any creative writing course is by application only)

2 English Electives: English 100-199

1 Senior English Seminar or English Capstone Seminar

Courses offered in Spring 2016:
Senior English Seminars and English Capstone Seminars