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Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit may not count toward the major but may be applied toward the total number of units needed to graduate.

Units from Study Abroad and Transfer Credit

Students may receive up to one unit of credit toward the major or the minor for a class taken on study abroad. The course must first receive approval from the chair of the department. Students may also receive no more than one unit of transfer credit. As with a course being considered from study abroad, the course must get pre-approval from the chair of the department. Exceptions to these policies may be granted in unique circumstances and only through prior approval by the department.

Requirements for the Major in English with an Emphasis in Literary and Cultural Studies

Number of Units
Nine units are required, which may include the SIP. All writing courses (creative writing, journalism, expository prose) may count toward the major. A SIP in English is encouraged but not required.

Advanced Literary Studies may satisfy another requirement for the major or minor, depending on its subject matter, but it may not be double-counted for two requirements. In such a case, students must pass a second, different Advanced Literary Studies course.

The major in English does not require a senior comprehensive exam.

Required Courses
One Reading the World course chosen from the following: ENGL 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156
One course in literature before the 19th century: ENGL 224, 265, 266, 269
One course in literature of the 19th century: ENGL 225, 267, 268, 270, 275
One course in literature or film of the 20th or 21st century: ENGL 108, 180, 181, 218, 219, 221, 226, 230, 244, 246, 260, 276
One literature course that draws significantly from a minoritarian, transnational, or diasporic tradition: ENGL 108, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 227, 230, 264
ENGL 390 Junior Seminar
One advanced literary studies or literary theory: ENGL 435, 436
One additional 400-level ENGL course

Elective
One elective chosen from any English literature or writing course.

Students who opt for an extended study abroad experience (and thus will not be on campus during their junior spring) will need to take an additional advanced (435 or 436) course to replace the Junior Seminar. Extended study abroad students must consult with the department chair and receive prior approval for this substitution.

Students planning on graduate work in English should take as many units of ENGL 435 as possible.

Requirements for the Major in English with an Emphasis in Writing

Number of Units
Ten units are required.

Required Courses
One Reading the World course chosen from the following: ENGL 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156
One course in literature before the 19th century: ENGL 224, 265, 266, 269
One course in literature of the 19th century: ENGL 225, 267, 268, 270, 275
One course in literature or film of the 20th or 21st century: ENGL 108, 180, 181, 218, 219, 221, 226, 230, 244, 246, 260, 276
One literature course that draws significantly from a minoritarian, transnational, or diasporic tradition: ENGL 108, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 227, 230, 264
ENGL 390 Junior Seminar
One of the following writing sequences:
Poetry: ENGL 107, 210, 437
Fiction: ENGL 107, 211, 438
Journalism: ENGL 105, 207, 439
Creative Non-Fiction: ENGL 107, 215, 439
One additional 400-level course

Students who opt for an extended study abroad experience (and thus will not be on campus during their junior spring) will need to take an ALS (ENGL 435) or the Literary Theory seminar (ENGL 436) to replace the Junior Seminar.

Students planning on graduate work in English should take as many units of ENGL 435 as possible.

Requirements for the Minor in English

Number of Units
Six units are required.

Advanced Literary Studies may satisfy another requirement for the major or minor, depending on its subject matter, but it may not be double-counted for two requirements. In such a case, students must pass a second, different Advanced Literary Studies course.

Required Courses
One Reading the World course (only one may count toward the minor): ENGL 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156
One course in literature before the 20th century: ENGL 224, 225, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 270, 275
One literature course that draws significantly from a minoritarian, transnational, or diasporic tradition: ENGL 108, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 227, 230, 264
One advanced literary studies or advanced writing workshop: ENGL 435, 436, 437, 438, 439

Electives
Two electives chosen from any English literature, film, or writing course.