English

ENGLISH

Chair:   Barbara Burch                                                                          Barbara_Burch@georgetowncollege.edu

Note: ENG 111 and ENG 112 must be taken PRIOR to the sequence in English Literature.

Major

(B.A. degree) A total of thirty-nine semester hours required.  Thirty-six semester hours above ENG 112 or 115 including the following:  ENG 211-213; 292; 335; 492; and three hours each in American literature (ENG 318, 320, 341, 410, 422, 430, 470), English literature before 1700 (ENG 305, 325, 405, 435, 475), English literature between 1700 and 1900 (ENG 309, 339, 389, 419, 479), and comparative literature (ENG 296, 298, 314, 324, 334, 384, 428). In addition, one three-hour allied course must be selected from the following: AMS 250, 450; CLA 314, 316, 370; HIS 323, 335, 337, 356; PHI 201, 203, 315, 355, 412; REL 245, 325, 327, 371, 373; THE 220, 327; any upper-level literature course in World Languages; or a course not listed here approved by the English department chair.  Courses applied toward General Education Curriculum Requirements shall not be applied toward allied course requirements. Candidates are also expected to pass comprehensive exams.

 Major with Creative Writing Emphasis

(B.A. degree) The Creative Writing Emphasis within the English major would require students to take 12 hours of the 36 required for the English major in Creative Writing courses. A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 hours must be taken in the following courses: English 391, English 393, English 395, and Theatre 471. The student can take any combination of these classes, including repeating one of them for credit. The final 3-6 hours of the emphasis can be taken in any of the following courses: ENG 302, ENG 324, ENG 334, ENG 344, or ENG 472.

 

Of those 36 hours, 12 are required of all majors:

ENG 211 English Literature Survey I, ENG 213 English Literature Survey II, English 292 Introduction to Literary Analysis, ENG 335 Shakespeare and ENG 492 Senior Seminar in English

 

The remaining 24 hours must include at least one class in each of four distribution areas. These four distribution areas are: 1) American Literature; 2) English Literature before 1700; 3) English Literature 1700-1900; 4) Comparative Literature.

 

In addition, one three-hour allied course must be selected from the following: AMS 250, 450; CLA 314, 316, 370; HIS 323, 335, 337, 356; PHI 201, 203, 315, 355, 412; REL 245, 325, 327, 371, 373; THE 220, 327; any upper-level literature course in World Languages; or a course not listed here approved by the English department chair.  With the consent of the English Department Chair, substitutions may be made in allied courses. Courses applied toward General Education Curriculum Requirements shall not be applied toward allied course requirements. Total hours required: 39.   Candidates are also expected to pass comprehensive exams.

 

Minor

A total of eighteen semester hours above ENG 112 required. Although it is not required, minors are encouraged to take English 292.

 Minor with Creative Writing Emphasis

Eighteen hours above ENG 211/213. At least 6 and as many as 9 hours must come from the workshop courses (ENG 391, ENG 393, ENG 395, and THE 471). At least 6 and as many as 9 hours must come from the readings courses (ENG 324, ENG 334, and directed sections of ENG 472.) Up to 6 hours may come through ENG 302, ENG 344, and/or the Georgetown Review internship.

 

Creative Writing Emphasis (major or minor)

The creative writing emphasis and minor do not require that courses be taken in any particular sequence. But interested students are encouraged to sign up for the writing courses as soon as they fulfill prerequisites, and meet with a member of the creative writing faculty as soon as possible to discuss a long term plan.

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

First Year:

Fall Semester Completed Spring Semester Completed
*ENG 111 *ENG 112

Second Year:

Fall Semester Completed Spring Semester Completed
*ENG 211 *ENG 213
ENG 292 ENG  Distribution or Elective
ENG Allied Course

Third Year:

Fall Semester Completed Spring Semester Completed
ENG 335 ENG Elective orENG Distribution Area
ENG Distribution Area ENG Elective orDistribution Area

Fourth Year:

Both Semesters

Completed
ENG Electiveor Distribution Area ENG Elective
ENG Electiveor Distribution Area ENG Elective
ENG 492 (Spring)
Note: Students should complete as many distribution areas as possible by the fall of their senior year.

 

*Denotes courses that meet General Education requirements

 

 

*updated 10/2013
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