William Faulkner, 1954, by Carl Van Vechten. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Van Vechten Collection, reproduction number LC-USZ62-110952 DLC (b&w film copy neg.).


The major in English is composed of 11 courses, with a core sequence that provides students with the tools of criticism and with a foundation in the study of British literature.

The remaining courses needed to complete the concentration may be selected to reflect and integrate the individual interests of each student. Students must include at least one course in American literature before 1900 and one Diverse Literatures in English course. In addition, at least one course in concepts and methods of literary study is required (any literature course listed from EN 404 through 490 or EN 493 through 498).

The Core Sequence

Seminar in Literature

CAS EN 220 4 Credits

Major Authors I

CAS EN 221 4 Credits

Survey of British Literature I

CAS EN 322 4 Credits

Survey of British Literature II

CAS EN 323 4 Credits
Total: 16 Credits