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The course of study offered by the Department of English is designed to develop a student’s ability to read literature responsibly and imaginatively, to foster an understanding and appreciation of our literary inheritance and to provide the historical perspective from which to evaluate contemporary writing. Careful study of the use of the English language also should help a student to resist the misuse and corruption of language in politics, the media and elsewhere. Students who complete the program in English are expected to have mastered the ability to express their ideas in clear and succinct prose.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
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Students planning to major in English must consult with an advisor as soon as possible.
Students may choose only one of the three options in the English major.
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.