Tuesday, March 31, 2015

English Major Requirements (Undergrad)

This page outlines the changes that the English Department faculty have made over the years to the requirements for the English major. They are arranged in reverse chronological order, with the newest at the top of the page. Dates shown are academic years when a given set of requirements took (or will take) effect.

2015-2016

In all concentrations, Senior Seminar becomes Senior Thesis (and will henceforth be conducted on a tutorial basis). ENG 171 and 172 are no longer both required in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 164
  • Four from ENG 104, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)
  • ENG 191 Senior Thesis in Creative Writing

Literature
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses
  • ENG 190 Senior Thesis in Literature

Writing & Rhetoric
  • Five from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175. One of these five must be from 171, 172 (but you could take both).
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
  • ENG 192 Senior Thesis in Writing & Rhetoric
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2014-2015

ENG 104 is added as an option in the creative writing requirement for all three concentrations.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 164
  • Four from ENG 104, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)
  • ENG 191

Literature
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses
  • ENG 190

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • Three from ENG 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • One from ENG 104, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
  • ENG 192
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2012-2013 / 2013-2014

ENG 101 is no longer required. ENG is 103 no longer listed as a writing/rhetoric option in any concentration. Majors in all three concentrations are now required to take at least one course from each of the other two concentrations. See details under each heading below.


Creative Writing


The Creative Writing concentration now requires four creative writing workshops (instead of three), one writing/rhetoric course, and three literature courses (instead of four). 
  • ENG 164
  • ENG 191
  • Four from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least one of which must be from 129, 159)

Literature

The Literature concentration now requires one creative writing course and one writing/rhetoric course, and the number of required English electives changes from three to two.
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • One from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • One from ENG 126, 163, 168, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175
  • Any two additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric

The Writing & Rhetoric concentration now requires one creative writing course.
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • One from ENG 164, 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2011-2012

ENG 164 replaces 104 in the Creative Writing concentration. 
ENG 169 becomes an option for the literature requirement in the Creative Writing concentration. ENG 163 replaces 103 in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration (though 103 is still listed). ENG 126 is added as an option for the writing/rhetoric requirement in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 164
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature 
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional ENG courses.

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 126, 163, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2007-2008 / 2008-2009 / 2009-2010 / 2010-2011

ENG 169 becomes an option for the literature requirement in the Writing & Rhetoric concentration, but it is still not yet an option for the literature requirement in the Creative Writing concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 104
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, 169)
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2004-2005 / 2005-2006 / 2006-2007

The major splits into three concentrations. ENG 169 is still a requirement in the Literature concentration but is not yet an option for the literature requirement in either the Creative Writing concentration or the Writing & Rhetoric concentration.

Creative Writing
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 104
  • ENG 191
  • Three from ENG 165, 166, 167, 168
  • Four literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159, and at least one of which must be from ENG 129, 159)

Literature
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses

Writing & Rhetoric
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 171
  • ENG 172
  • ENG 192
  • Three from ENG 103, 168, 173, 174, 175
  • Three literature courses (at least two of which must be from ENG 128, 129, 158, 159)
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2003-2004

ENG 169 is added. The number of required ENG electives changes from four to three.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 169
  • ENG 190
  • Any three additional English courses
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1998-1999 / 1999-2000 / 2000-2001 / 2001-2002 / 2002-2003

The stipulation regarding ENG electives changes such that the same number of ENG electives is required, but the options now include all ENG courses above 100.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 190
  • Any four additional English courses
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1996-1997 / 1997-1998

ENG 101 is added. ENG 149 is no longer offered; it is replaced by 158 and 159. ENG 137 is no longer required. The stipulation regarding English electives is changed such that (1) only 12 credits are required, and (2) ENG 187 is no longer an option. ENG 190 is added.
  • ENG 101
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 158
  • ENG 159
  • ENG 190
  • An additional 12 credits from ENG 103, ENG 119, ENG 137, ENG 184, and the 200 series
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1992-1993 / 1993-1994 / 1994-1995 / 1995-1996
  • ENG 128
  • ENG 129
  • ENG 137
  • ENG 149
  • An additional 12-18 credits from ENG 103, ENG 119, ENG 184, ENG 187, and the 200 series


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Pre-1992?


Stay tuned! We'll have to dig into the paper archives...


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