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English

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Faculty: David J. Bradshaw, Carol Howard (Chair), A. Michael Matin, David Mycoff, Graham Paul, Samuel Scoville, Peter Turchi, Ann Turkle

The English Major is based on the study of American and English literatures, with electives offered in genres, periods, major authors, creative writing, linguistics, and selected writers.

Major in English

Grades: Courses must be passed with a C grade or better to count toward any English major or toward the English Minor.

English Literature

Requirements: The English major consists of 42 credits distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period

  2. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 337 Romanticism
    ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    ENG 339 Modernism
    ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

  3. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    ENG 340 Chaucer
    ENG 341 Shakespeare
    ENG 343 Milton

  4. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
  5. Four other courses for a total of 16 credits from English Department offerings (and from certain Theatre Program and Writing Program offerings)
  6. The English faculty strongly urge students to develop a reading proficiency in a second language and a knowledge of a literary tradition other than their own. The English faculty also strongly recommend that students majoring in English complete a minor in a field related to their study of English.

Honors Program: The English Honors Program provides the student of unusual ability and interest in the study of American and English literatures with the opportunity to work with other students of similar ability and to pursue research in areas of individual interest. Students satisfying the requirements of the English Honors Program receive special designation at graduation and on their diplomas and transcripts. Students pursuing the honors degree should plan to enroll in the honors seminar twice but may designate a 300-level English course in a major author or major period (or an equivalent study-abroad course) as a substitution for one of the honors seminars. Students who make substitutions must make arrangements to do so in advance of taking the course and must have the instructor's approval; the writing and research requirements for students who have designated a course as honors will be more intensive than the normal requirements for the course. Honors students must also complete a senior thesis, usually of 40 pages. Students should maintain a B average overall and must earn B grades or above in the honors offerings, including the thesis. See English Department Chair for details.

Theatre/English

The student who elects to major in Theatre/English takes courses from both the English and Theatre Departments.

Requirements: The Theatre/English major consists of 52 credits distributed as follows:

  1. The following three 100-level courses:
    THR 100 Performance Fundamentals
    THR 110 Technical Theatre I: Construction
    THR 111 Technical Theatre II: Paint and Light

  2. Six credits from among the following courses:
    THR 190 Modern Dance Technique I
    THR 204 Acting I
    THR 212 Basic Design for the Theatre
    THR 314 Scene Design
    THR 315 Historic Costume Design for the Theatre
    THR 316 Lighting Design

  3. 3. Ten credits from among the following (repeatable) courses:
    THR 101-102 Performance/Production Practicum I
    THR 201-202 Performance/Production Practicum II
    THR 301-302 Performance/Production Practicum III
    THR 401-402 Performance/Production Practicum IV

  4. 4. The following five 200 and 300 level courses:
    ENG 250 Introduction to Classical Theatre
    ENG 251 Introduction to Modern Theatre
    THR 275-278 Shakespeare in Performance
    WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
    ENG 341 Shakespeare

  5. 5. Three courses from among the following:
    MUS/THR 280 Opera as Drama
    ENG 129 Religion in Literature
    ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment

  6. 6. Three semesters on Theatre Crew (preferably in junior and senior years) or two semesters on the Theatre Crew provided that 6 of the 10 required practicum credits are for non-performing production-related activities.
  7. 7. Portfolio of student's theatre work as a Theatre/English major, including performance videotapes, renderings, practicum records, and resume.

English/Creative Writing

The student who elects to major in English with a concentration in creative writing takes courses in both the English and Writing Programs.

Requirements: The English/Creative Writing major consists of 48 credits distributed as follows:

  1. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance
    ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period

  2. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 337 Romanticism
    ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    ENG 339 Modernism
    ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

  3. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    ENG 340 Chaucer
    ENG 341 Shakespeare
    ENG 343 Milton

  4. One course from the following:
    ENG 210 Autobiography and Biography: Selves and Others
    WRI 201-205 Advanced Composition
    WRI 220 Writing About Place
    WRI 320 Environmental Journalism

  5. WRI 140 Creative Writing: Introduction
  6. Two courses from the following:
    WRI 210 Creative Writing: Playwriting
    WRI 211 Creative Writing: Poetry
    WRI 212 Creative Writing: Fiction
    WRI 213 Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
    WRI 312 Advanced Fiction Workshop
    WRI 313 Advanced Poetry Workshop
    WRI 394 Creative Writing: MFA Residency

  7. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar
  8. The following:
    a. A substantial internship in writing
    b. A substantial senior writing projec: a collection of finished short stories, novel chapters, non-fiction pieces, or poetry totaling approximately 40 pages
    c. WRI 419 Senior Writing Portfolio: Professional Practices

Please see the Chair of the Writing Department for detailed guidelines for senior writing projects and internships.

English with Secondary Education

The student who elects to major in English and earn a Secondary Education Teaching License must complete the standard English Major and must choose as two of the four additional electives ENG 330 Linguistics and History of the English Language: An Introduction and Survey and WRI 201-205 Advanced Composition. Students must also complete the pedagogy and content requirements for the Teacher Education Program.

Minor in English

The English Minor should serve well as the complement to several majors (Business and Economics, Education, History and Political Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Social Work, and Global Studies).

Requirements: 22 credits distributed as follows:

  1. One course from the following:
    ENG 335 Medieval Life and Literature
    ENG 336 Literature and Culture of the Renaissance Period
    ENG 344 Literature and Culture of the Restoration and Queen Anne Period
    ENG 345 Literature and Culture of the Enlightenment Period

  2. One course from the following:
    ENG 337 Romanticism
    ENG 338 Literature and Culture of the Victorian Period
    ENG 339 Modernism
    ENG 347 Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

  3. Two courses from the following:
    ENG 215 Epic-Heroic Mode
    ENG 340 Chaucer
    ENG 341 Shakespeare
    ENG 343 Milton

  4. One other course from English Department offerings (or from certain Theatre or Writing Program offerings)
  5. WRI 230 Modern English Grammar