The major in English leads to a B.A. degree. Every English major is required to take 36 to 42 credits in English course work including the following:
A. Two Courses: (6 credits: normally taken in the first two years)
ENG 113 Survey of English Literature I and
ENG 114 Survey of English Literature II
B. One Course: (3 credits: normally taken in the first two years)
ENG 111 Survey of American Literature I or
ENG 112 Survey of American Literature II
C. ENG 228 Introduction to Literary Theory, Criticism, and Research (3 credits: normally
taken in the sophomore year)
D. ENG 264 Shakespeare (3 credits)
E. Two English seminars (6 credits: normally taken in junior and senior years and requiring a major research paper)
A student may minor in English by successfully completing 18 credits in English course work.
Professional Studies in Education: English
English majors often pursue New York State teacher certification to teach on the high school or middle school levels. Additional programs available to students in this department include childhood education (Grades 1-6), early childhood education, and education of students with disabilities. Specific course work for each of these programs is outlined in the Education section of this website. English majors pursuing secondary level teacher education must complete ENG 171: Masterpieces of World Literature, ENG 111 and ENG 112: Survey of American Literature I and II and ENG118: Survey of Adolescent Literature.