Requirements: English Major
The major in English is the study of the arts of literature. Although the emphasis is on the critical analysis of great works, students are expected to attain a general knowledge of the historical development of English and American literature by the end of the senior year.
A student wishing to major in English must complete a total of twelve courses on the 200-, 300-, and 400-levels in the English Department in the following areas:
- Three courses selected from English courses on the 200-level, excluding ENG 204, 205, 206
- Also includes ENG 101 (Beginning with students who matriculate in the fall of 2016. Previous students took ENG 101 for the first-year graduation requirement. In this case it does NOT count for the major.)
- Three courses in pre-1800 literature (ENG 205/206 “Shakespeare” will also be counted here)
- Three courses in post-1800 literature
- Two electives
- Jr Seminar (required of all students in the fall of the junior year)
Note: Students may count up to two courses (8 credits) toward multiple programs in the English department (i.e., toward the English major, Creative Writing minor, and/or Journalism, Editing & Publishing minor).
Senior Capstone Experience
For full course descriptions, please visit the Washington College course catalog.