Major Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for English Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
At least 1 of the following: Optional:
ENG 1074 Perspectives on Lit -OR- Any other ENG course at the 2000-level
ENG 1124 Intro to Dramatic Lit -OR-  
ENG 1134 Intro to Poetry -OR-  
ENG 1144 Intro to Fiction -OR-  

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Any available 2000-level course, with at least one drawn from: Optional:
ENG 2474 Survey of British Literature-OR- Any other ENG course at the 2000-level 
ENG 2124 Intro to African Fiction  
ENG 2134 American Writing of Nature  
ENG 2144 Women’s Literature  
ENG 2154 American Women Writers and Ethnicity  
ENG 2164 Twentieth-Century African American Literature  
ENG 2174 Popular Fiction  
ENG 2184 Literature of the American South  
ENG 2344 Culture of Nature   
ENG 2374 Postmodern Literature  
ENG 2484 Survey of British Literature II  
ENG 2534 Detective Fiction  
ENG 2714 Jane Austen and Film  
 (preferably Fall; if not, then Winter)  

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
See the note below for advice on courses to be taken in the Junior and Senior years**See the note below for advice on courses to be taken in the Junior and Senior years**Optional: 
  Any other ENG course at the 2000-level 

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
 ENG 4504 Capstone SeminarOptional: 
  Any other ENG course at the 2000-level

*For students wishing to develop an overview of literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy the above major pattern by including the following cluster: ENG 2474 Survey of British Literature I , to be taken in the sophomore year, and at least two 3000-level period courses from the ‘Pre-Eighteenth Century’ list.
**This course is offered only in the Winter term and must be taken in a student’s Sophomore year.  As prerequisite to upper-level courses, it provides the training for the courses taken in Junior and Senior years.
***During Junior and Senior years, students will take six 3000-level period courses, according to the categories set out in the catalog.  Students who major in English and minor in education (for secondary certification) will substitute EDU 4514 Senior Seminar for ENG 4504 Capstone Seminar.
IMPORTANT: All students wishing to pursue the Secondary Education minor that leads to certification for 8-12 teaching in the discipline of English should meet with an education faculty member as soon as possible for advice on course selections and to review eligibility criteria for entry into the Education program.