Dr. Paul Almonte, Chairperson
The Department of English offers a major in English Literature and a minor in English.
Requirements for English Literature Major
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
Six of the required credits for the major count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.
|EL-123||Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama 1||3|
|EL-201||Survey of English Literature I||3|
|EL-202||Survey of English Literature II||3|
|EL-||Elective from Group 1: The Beginnings through the Early English Renaissance||3|
|EL-||Elective from Group 2: Shakespeare through the Age of Reason||3|
|EL-||Elective from Group 3: Romanticism through the Late Victorian Era||3|
|EL-||Elective from Group 4: Modernism through the Contemporary Era||3|
|Choose four English Electives at 200-level or above||12|
May count towards the Core Literature Requirement.
Special Notes on English Literature Major Requirements
Group designations may be found in the course listings.
A student should have a 2.5 average in the core courses (EL-123 and EL-134) to be accepted as an English major. Majors must maintain a 2.5 average in department courses. Students may petition to waive these requirements under special circumstances.
The Hopkins Scholar Program
The Hopkins Scholar Program offers students the opportunity to work individually under the direction of a faculty member on a special project. In a two-semester sequence (6 credits), typically as part of the Honors Program, students are introduced to the methods of research and become acquainted with the background material for their research projects. This enrichment of the English curriculum is continued as the Hopkins Scholar undertakes an independent research project and produces a senior thesis. Participants must have a 3.0 average in English courses.
Requirements for a Minor in English
|EL-123||Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama||3|
|Select four English Electives||12|