Requirements for the Majors and Minors
For English majors, the program begins with two gateway courses: Introduction to Literary Studies. These courses introduce the basic skills every English major needs. The student then moves on to intermediate coursework, which falls into four categories: Historical Studies, Genre Studies, Author Studies, and Cultural Studies. Advanced students take three seminars, two 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.