Oct 15, 2018  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English (B.A.)

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Requirements (40 credits)

Students are required to take 10 courses in the study of literature, composition and theory from the major curriculum including:

The remainder of the courses may be taken according to interest and category so that the student takes:

  • Four courses in British and American literature with at least one from each
  • Two courses in comparative/global literature (but only one of ENG 220  or ENG 360 )
  • Three courses in writing, rhetoric and/or theory


Students with a major or minor in English must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework in the major or minor.

Creative Writing Concentration

English majors may apply for a concentration in creative writing. To be considered, students must have completed two creative writing courses and submit an application with two writing samples of poetry, prose or playscripts. See department chair for application. The concentration requires 20 credits (two courses beyond the standard major requirements).

English with Middle School or Secondary Education Double Major

Students seeking licensure in English at the middle school or secondary level should consult the education and English chairs for specific requirements needed for Massachusetts licensure.

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