Redesigned: The English Major and Minor in English and Writing

The English Department has redesigned its requirements for the majors and minors.  Please consult the below guide.  Juniors and seniors will continue with the major program they have been following (including selecting courses in Divisions 1-4), first-year students and sophomores will follow the revised major requirements.

 

The major in English is a 36-credit program. 

Revised Major Requirements (for first-year and sophomore students in 2020-2021):

– Core Courses  (9 credits)

  • English 1100C: Literature in a Global Context
  • English 2200: Introduction to English Studies
  • English 2300: Topics in Theory

– Courses Prior to 1900  (9 credits)

  • Select any 3 courses. Courses that qualify are indicated on the course description flier as Pre-1900

 – Additional Electives to be drawn from any SJC English courses (15 credits)

 – Senior Capstone  (3 credits)    

Total credits in the English major:                                                                   36 credits

 

Major Requirements (for juniors and seniors in 2020-2021):

– Core Courses  (9 credits)

  • English 1100C: Literature in a Global Context
  • English 2200: Introduction to English Studies
  • English 2300: Topics in Theory

Courses in Literary History:

One course in each of four divisions                                                           (12 credits)

Division I: Medieval & Early Modern Anglophone Literature

Division II: 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture

Division III: American Literature and Culture up to 1900

Division IV: Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literary and
Expressive Arts and Cultures

 

– Additional Electives to be drawn from any SJC English courses          (12 credits)

– Senior Capstone                                                                                              (3 credits)

Total credits in the English major:                                                                  36 credits

 

Please note: the credit requirements for the English and Writing Minors has changed from 18 credits to 15 credits for first year and sophomore students:

 

Minor in English:  15 credits

Students wishing to minor in English must 15 credits in English.  1100c may count toward the total number of credits.

 

Minor in Writing: 15 credits

Students who minor in writing must take the following courses:

*  4 writing courses

*  Any additional course in the SJC English Department. 1100c may count toward the total number of credits.

 

Note: English majors who minor in writing must take 4 writing courses plus 1 additional English literature course (15 credits in all) in addition to their major coursework.

 

For Minors in English or Writing Starting Before Fall 2019

 

Minor in English

Students wishing to minor in English must take English 1100C and English 2200, plus 9 credits in any English electives and one senior seminar.  Total: 18 credits.

 

Minor in Writing

Students who minor in creative writing must take the following courses:

*  Introduction to Writing (English 3710)

*  3 additional writing courses

*  English 1100C plus an additional literature course in the English Department

Total: 18 credits

 

Note: English majors who minor in writing must take the 4 required writing courses plus 1 additional English literature course (15 credits in all) in addition to their major coursework.