BA Requirements (before 2019-20)

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 below.
 
For information and help on these matters, please consult with the office staff or undergraduate coordinator.

Expanded Major Track - Requirements (before 2019-20) 

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Credits required  (details below):
6 first-year courses 12
5 survey courses 10
2 electives (6xx) 4
7 seminars (4xx or 7xx) 14
3 outside courses 6
Total: 46

 

Required first-year courses:

Total: 12 credits

 

Required survey courses

Total: 10 Credits

 

Electives

Students in the Major track must take two courses in the 6xx range. These courses can be taken starting in the second year of studies.

Total: 4 credits

Seminars

Students in the Expanded Major track must take seven seminars.

Starting in their second year, students can take seminars numbered in the 4xx-level range.

In their third year, students can take seminars numbered in the 4xx- and 7xx-level range.

Students in the Expanded Major track are required to write three seminar papers ("long papers"). Seminar papers can only be written in the third year, and the student can choose in which seminars to write them.

Total: 14 Credits

 

Outside courses

Students in the expanded major track must take three courses outside the department.

Total: 6 credits

 

Major in English Literature - Requirements (before 2019-20)

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Electives

Majors in literature must take two courses in the 6xx range. These courses can be taken starting in the second year of studies.

Total: 4 credits

Seminars

Majors in literature track must take two seminars, chosen from the 4xx- and 7xx-level range. 7xx-level seminars can only be taken in the third year.

Total: 4 Credits

 

Double Majors - Requirements (before 2019-20)

Double majors in English literature can choose between two tracks.

Planned double majors -

  1. majoring in both literature and linguistics, all within the department of English Literature & Linguistics;
  2. majoring in both literature and comparative literature
  3. majoring in both literature and 
  4. majoring in both literature and 

Unplanned double major - majoring in literature in the department of English Literature & Linguistics and taking another major in another department.

 

English Literature Major - Planned (second major in linguistics)

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Credits required  (details below):
6 first-year courses 12
5 survey courses 10
1 6xx -level course 2
1 seminar (4xx or 7xx) 2
Total: 26
 

Required first-year courses

Total: 12 credits

Required survey courses

Total: 10 Credits

Electives

Students in the Planned Major track must take one course in the 6xx range. This course can be taken starting in the second year of studies.

Total: 2 credits

Seminars

Students in the Planned Major track must take one seminar, and they must write a seminar paper ("long paper") in this course. The seminar should be taken in the student's third year and can be chosen from the seminars in the 4xx- and 7xx-level range.

Total: 2 Credits

 

English Literature Major - Unplanned (second major in another department)

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Credits required  (details below):
6 first-year courses 12
5 survey courses 10
1 6xx-level elective 2
2 seminars (4xx or 7xx) 4
Total: 28
 

Required first-year courses

Total: 12 credits

 

Required survey courses

Total: 10 Credits

Electives

Students in the Unplanned Major track must take two courses in the 6xx range. These courses can be taken starting in the second year of studies.

Total: 4 credits

Seminars

Students in the Unplanned Major track must take one seminar, and they must write a seminar paper ("long paper") in this course. The seminar should be taken in the student's third year and can be chosen from the seminars in the 4xx- and 7xx-level range.

Total: 2 Credits