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Requirements as of Fall ’19

Effective Fall 2019, the Requirements for Concentration will be as follows:

A minimum of ten graded units plus 1.5 units of ungraded Intensive work. Three units must be elected at the 300-level, including at minimum of one taken in the senior year. No AP credit or course taken NRO may be counted toward the requirements for the major.

Distribution Requirements effective Fall 2019:

Majors are required to take two units of work in literature written before 1800 and one unit of work in literature written before 1900. Majors may fulfill the historical distribution requirement in one of two ways: by taking three courses focused on literature written before 1800, or two courses focused on literature written before 1800 and one course focused on nineteenth-century literature. Majors must also take one course that focuses on issues of race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or disability. These courses must be taken at either the 200- or 300-level. One credit of Intensive work can count towards the fulfillment of one distribution requirement.

English majors who are members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be able to fulfill their major requirements in one of two ways:

  1. They may elect to take 10 graded units plus 1.5 units of Intensives or
  2. They may elect to take 11 graded units plus 0.5 units of Intensives.

The distribution requirements and minimum number of units at the 300-level will be the same for all classes.