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-123Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama 13
EL-134Fiction 13
EL-201Survey of English Literature I3
EL-202Survey of English Literature II3
EL-Elective from Group 1: The Beginnings through the Early English Renaissance3
EL-Elective from Group 2: Shakespeare through the Age of Reason3
EL-Elective from Group 3: Romanticism through the Late Victorian Era3
EL-Elective from Group 4: Modernism through the Contemporary Era3
EL-Capstone Course3
Choose four English Electives at 200-level or above12
Total Credits39

Special Notes on English Literature Major Requirements

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-123Forms of Literature: Poetry and Drama3
Select four English Electives12
Total Credits18