Q. I am considering a major in English, but am not sure. What should I take?
R. Take one of our 200-level courses, such as our prerequisite introductory courses (2151, 2152), Art of Poetry (257), or Art of the Novel (258). During the semester, talk with the instructor about your interests.
Q. As a first-year student, what can I take?
R. You can take a Freshman Seminar or one of our 200-level courses.
Q. How do I declare a major?
R. Through WebStac, you can declare online and follow instructions for meeting with a department representative.
Q. May I choose my advisor?
R. You may request a particular advisor. Requests will be granted unless the faculty member already is unable to advise additional students.
Q. If I decide to participate in a Study Abroad Program, do the credits earned count toward the English Major?
R. Yes, but you should talk in advance with the Study Abroad Advisor and your major advisor about specific application of courses taken abroad to English Major requirements. Final evaluation of your transcript and course work materials will be made by the Study Abroad advisor in the semester following your return.
Q. Which Writing courses count toward the major?
R. Expository or creative writing courses, bearing a number 300 or above, may be counted toward the major to a maximum of nine units. If you wish to take more than nine units of writing courses, you should consider taking a Writing Minor in addition to your major.