Students should take at least two introductory courses before enrolling in upper-division literature courses or creative writing workshops.
Majors emphasizing English literature must take seven upper-division courses, including two courses in literature written before 1800, one course in 19th-century literature, one course in American literature, and two electives.
Majors emphasizing creative writing must take seven upper-division courses, including two introductory creative writing workshops in poetry and prose, and a third workshop at the 400-level. The remaining upperdivision courses must include one course in literature written before 1900, one course in literature written after 1900 and one elective.
All major students must complete ENGL 491 Senior Seminar in Literary Studies .