English

Academic Requirements

The major in English is the study of the arts of literature. Although the emphasis is on the critical analysis of great works, a general knowledge of the historical development of English and American literature will be expected of the English major by the end of the senior year.

Students who major or minor in English at Washington College…

  • Earn college credit for pursuing their passion for reading
  • Benefit from small class sizes and lively discussions
  • Become part of a vibrant community of scholars and writers
  • Complete flexible course requirements that prepare them for a wide-variety of career options, including writing, editing, teaching, law, and advertising, just to name a few.

Distribution Credit In English

Students who wish to fulfill the Humanities Distribution Requirement with one Humanities course may do so by taking any course listed below. Students who chose to take two courses in English fulfill the Humanities Distribution Requirement are not required to take a sequence; they may take any two of the following:

  • ENG 101. Literature and Composition (for students entering fall 2016 and later)
  • ENG 201. The Art of Rhetoric
  • ENG 205. Shakespeare I
  • ENG 206. Shakespeare II
  • ENG 207. Intro to British Literature and Culture I
  • ENG 208. Intro to British Literature and Culture II
  • ENG 209. Intro to American Literature and Culture I
  • ENG 210. Intro to American Literature and Culture II
  • ENG 213. Intro to African American Lit and Culture I
  • ENG 214. Intro to African American Lit and Culture II
  • ENG 215. Bible as Literature
  • ENG 216. Classical Literature
  • ENG 220. Intro to Fiction
  • ENG 221. Intro to Nonfiction
  • ENG 222. Intro to Poetry
  • ENG 223. Intro to Drama
  • ENG 224. Intro to Journalism