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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

English, B.A. Major in


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When a student chooses to major in English, he or she must choose to concentrate either in English and American Literature, in Creative Writing* and Literature, or in Publishing Studies. Students who choose the English and American Literature concentration take a wide variety of courses in literature, organized around issues, authors, genres, or historical periods. Students who choose the Creative Writing* and Literature concentration divide their course work between literature courses and workshops in writing prose, poetry, drama, essays, screenplays, and children’s literature. Students who choose the Publishing Studies concentration divide their course work between literature courses and courses in which they study the history and practice of publishing and the skills and techniques that are essential in the publishing industry.

Program Requirements


The requirements of these three areas of concentration are listed below.

English and American Literature - Semester Hours: 42


39 credits in literature as specified below and 3 credits in English or American history.

1. Foundation Courses - Semester Hours: 9


9 credits in foundation courses: ENGL 41 and 6 credits chosen from among the following: ENGL 40 or 43; 42; 51 or 143

2. Semester Hours: 3


3. Choose From - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits in major authors chosen from:

4. Electives - Semester Hours: 24


24 credits of electives: chosen from among any of the 100- level courses in the English Department (including courses designated as CRWR). At least six of these credits must come from courses dealing exclusively with literature written before 1800. In satisfying this requirement, students may elect to take up to 6 credits in any of the following courses offered in other departments: AMST 145, 146; CLL 191, 195, 199; DRAM 173, 174, 175, 176. No more than 6 credits of the 24 elective credits may be in courses in creative writing (CRWR) or publishing studies.

5. Semester Hours: 3


3 credits of English or American history, chosen under advisement.

Creative Writing and Literature - Semester Hours: 42


(Admission only with permission of the director of the program.)

39 credits in writing and literature and 3 credits in history, chosen under advisement, including:

1. Choose From - Semester Hours: 6


6 credits chosen from the following:

2. Advanced Creative Writing Workshops - Semester Hours: 6


6 credits in advanced creative writing workshops

3. Foundation Courses - Semester Hours: 6


  1. 3 credits to be chosen from ENGL 40 or 43
  2. 3 credits to be chosen from ENGL 40 or 43; 41, 42, 44; 51 or 143

4. Choose From - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits in major authors chosen from:

5. Electives - Semester Hours: 18


18 credits of electives: chosen from among any of the 100-level courses in the English department. At least 12 of these credits must be in ENGL literature courses. Of these 12 credits at least 3 must be in a course dealing with literature written before 1900. The remaining 6 credits may be selected from any of the following 100-level courses: English and American literature; advanced creative writing workshops; publishing studies; DRAM 173, 174, 175, or 176; or certain linguistics courses or courses in literature in translation in other departments, chosen under departmental approval.

6. History - Semester Hours: 3


Choose 3 semester hours of History, under advisement.

Publishing Studies and Literature - Semester Hour: 42


39 credits in publishing and literature and 3 credits in history, including:

1. Choose From - Semester Hours: 6


6 credits chosen from ENGL 40, 41; or 43, 44; or 40, 193

2. Semester Hours: 15


3. Semester Hours: 6


4. Semester Hours: 9


9 credits of 100-level English or American literature courses

5. Electives - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits of electives in any other publishing studies, literature, or creative writing courses

6. History - Semester Hours: 3


3 credits in history, chosen under advisement with the director.

Note:


The program is assisted by the Advisory Board consisting of the following high level publishing executives: Robert Carter, Eleanor Friede, Jon Gillett, Richard Marek, Richard Seaver, Timothy Seldes, Grace Shaw and Liz Walker.

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