Note: Course requirements for the BA tracks in English literature are changing starting 2019-20. However, these changes will not affect students now entering their third year of studies, who will continue to follow the old requirements, listed on this page. If you are unsure how the changes in the requirements affect your studies, please consult with the office staff.
Double Majors - Requirements
Double majors in English literature can choose between two tracks.
Planned double majors - The planned double major is a structured program which combines studies in English and American literature with courses from another field and/or department. In this version of the major, the course requirements from the two areas of study have been coordinated in advance to prevent clashes.
We currently offer a planned double major in literature and linguistics, as well as planned double majors in English literature and other relevant fields, including comparative literature and French literature and culture.
Unplanned double major- Students doing an unplanned double major take some their courses with us, and the rest in another department of their choosing.
English Literature Major - Planned - second major in linguistics
Students in the Planned Major track must take three courses in the 6xx range. These courses can be taken starting in the second year of studies.
Total: 6 credits
Students in the Planned Major track must take one seminar in the 4xx- and 7xx-level range. Seminars can only be taken in the student's third year.
Total: 2 Credits
English Literature Major - Planned - second major in Comparative Literature or in French Literature and Culture
Double Major in English Literature and Comparative Literature – For students who wish to combine intensive study of English and American literature with a broad perspective on the masterpieces of Western literature. This double major can also be combined with studies towards a teaching certificate. For more information, contact the Department of English Literature and Linguistics or the Department of Comparative Literature.
Double Major in English Literature and French Literature and Culture – For students interested in studying English literature together with the literature and culture of the Francophone world. Studies in this combination are conducted in English, French and Hebrew, offering a chance to pursue a very high level of fluency in all three languages. For more information, contact the Department of English Literature and Linguistics or the Department of French Culture.