Feb 28, 2020
Professors Caplan, DeMarco, Hipsky, Olmstead
Associate Professors Allison, Comorau, Long, Poremski, Ryan
Assistant Professor Butcher
Part-time Associate Professor Stephens
Senior Lecturer Stull
ENG 150 is required for all English majors. Prospective and declared majors are strongly encouraged to take ENG 150 in their first or second year, before enrolling in upper-level courses. However, if a Junior or Senior English major has not yet taken ENG 150 and has successfully completed several upper-level English courses, then the student may petition to the Department chair to substitute ENG 380 for ENG 150. Unless this petition is approved, ENG 150 will be required to complete the major. Students are encouraged to plan ahead with regard to required seminars and advanced workshops.
1. Students will learn how to situate diverse literary, cinematic, and cultural texts within social, historical, and aesthetic contexts, including the history of literary periods and genres as well as the history of English as a global language.
2. Students will cultivate close reading skills, including the ability to recognize and analyze literary language, forms, and conventions, as well as a sensitivity to language itself as a medium of communication and expression.
3. Student will develop writing skills, including the ability to construct a thesis-driven argument supported by textual evidence and research, as well as facility with using or adapting the conventions of literary genres to argumentative or artistic purposes.
4. Students will come to appreciate the manifold ways in which literary, cinematic, and cultural texts enrich human experience, contributing to a person’s ability to understand the world and self in new ways.
- ENG 150 - Introduction to Literary Study. Required of all majors and minors.
Literature Courses (6 units):
- Two British literature courses
- Two American literature courses
- One transnational literature course
- One course on multimedia narratives
Language/Linguistics Course (1 unit):
Additionally, of the above 6:
- One must focus on literature before 1800.
- One must focus on Ethnic American Literature [cannot also count for pre-1800].
- Four must be upper-level (numbered 250 or above).
Writing Courses (2 units):
- One course in nonfiction writing
- One additional writing course
Elective (1 unit) This must be a full unit elective, which the student can fulfill with any course (or combination of any two half-unit module courses) in English with the exception of ENG 105.
Portfolio (.25 unit)