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English - Requirements for the Majors and Minors

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Requirements for the Creative Writing major
12 credits as follows

  • Five writing courses from among: ENG 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 306, 307, 308, 309, or 311, as follows:
    • Two 200-level courses must be in at least two genres; with advisor approval one course in journalism may be counted as one genre course
    • Three courses must be at the 300-level
  • Five elective courses above the 100 level in literature, film, or theory as follows:
    • at least two courses must be at the 300-level
    • one course must be focused before 1900
    • one course must be in an underrepresented literature or in literature written in a language other than English, to be taken either in the original language or in translation (See list of approved courses below)*
  • One studio/allied art course, with an emphasis on the creative process, as offered by the programs in Art, Dance, Music, or Theatre
  • Senior portfolio for writing majors: ENG 399

Requirements for the Literature major
12 credits as follows:

  • Ways of Reading: ENG 200
  • One course in creative writing or journalism: ENG 206, 207, 208, 209, or 270
  • One survey course in American literature: ENG 231, 232, or 233
  • One survey course in English literature: ENG 251, 252, or 253
  • One additional survey course in American or English literature
  • One period course: ENG 335, 336, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, or 347
  • One single author course: ENG 330, 331, 332, 380, or 395 (when appropriate). Period and single author courses in other departments may be substituted with advisor approval
  • Four elective courses in literature, film, or theory, at least two of which must be at the 300-level and at least one of which must be focused before 1900. One elective may be taken in another department, with advisor approval.
  • ENG 300L, taken concurrently with a 300-level course
  • Senior seminar for literature majors: ENG 398.

No individual course may satisfy more than one major requirement.

Students may combine a major in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing as long as no more than two courses are used simultaneously for the two programs.

Students intending to pursue graduate work in English should consult with their advisor regarding suggested courses for graduate school preparation.

Requirements for the Creative Writing minor
6 credits as follows:

  • Introduction to Literature: ENG 120
  • Three Creative Writing courses (at least two at the 300-level)
  • One course in modern and/or contemporary literature
  • One course in an underrepresented literature or in literature written in a language other than English, to be taken either in the original language or in translation (this course may be taken in another department).*

Requirements for the English Literature minor
6 credits as follows:

  • Introduction to Literature: ENG 120
  • One survey course in English Literature: ENG 251, ENG 252, or ENG 253
  • One survey course in American Literature: ENG 231, ENG 232, or ENG 233
  • Two courses at the 300-level in literature
  • One course in an underrepresented literature or in literature written in a language other than English, to be taken either in the original language or in translation (this course may be taken in another department).*

*Courses currently approved in the category of underrepresented or non-English literature: AFST: 206, 220, 227, 233, 234, 235, 240, 335, 383; AMST: 227, 243 ASIA: 220, 221, 225, 263, 363, 370; CLAS: 203, 273; ENG: 205, 242, 245 (and cross-listed offerings in other departments) FILM: 225, 227, 240, 309, 337 FREN: 214, 215, 220, 240, 304, 305, 309, 311, 313, 316, 318, 319, 330; GERM: 202, 302, 317, 326, 328, 332, 334, 337; GRK: 212,213,215-218, 270, 370; GWST: 206, 221, 222, 235, 238, 325, 332, 383; JAPN: 263, 302E, 363; LAST 235, 238, 240, 305, 306, 335; LAT 212,213,215-218, 270, 370; SPAN: 235, 301, 302, 305-309, 322, 330, 335; THTR: 351, 352, 353, 383

Students can petition the Chair of the English Department for possible substitutions when special, one-time offerings that focus on non-English Literature or Under-represented Literature are available. Inquiries should be made before the course begins.

English Course Descriptions

English Catalog Page

Knox College

http://www.knox.edu/offices/registrar/catalog/depts-and-courses-of-study/english/english-major

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