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English Majors and Minors


A bachelor of arts degree in English requires 36 credits. The English Major requirements are: 

  • ENGL 261 

  • ENGL 262

  • 1 Course Pre 1650 British Literature

  • 1 Course Post 1650 British Literature 

  • 2 Courses American Literature 

  • ENMO 300

  • 1 English Global Encounters Course (300 level)

  • 4 English Elective Courses 

*Majors may substitute 1 ENGL 100-level course for one 300-level ENGL course (not a period, national, culture requirement). 

► See all English course descriptions

English Major with Secondary Education Certification

Students wishing to achieve certification for teaching English in grades 7–12 must take the courses specified by the education department and must complete a slightly different set of major requirements. The English Major requirments for Secondary Education Certification are:

  • ENGL 261 and ENGL 262

  • ENMO 300

  • ENGL 318

  • ENGL 380

  • COMM 200

  • 1 300-Level Course Pre 1650 British Literature

  • 1 300-Level Course Post 1650 British Literature 

  • 2 300-Level Courses American Literature

  • 1 English Global Encounters Course (300 level)

  • 2 Electives

► Learn more about the Secondary Education Program


English Minor

The minor in English consists of 18 credits. The English Minor Requirements are: 

  • ENMO 300

  • Five additional courses 

Minors are encouraged to enroll in electives at all levels, including ENGL 261–262. Creative writing courses and an internship may be counted in the minor.

Creative Writing Minor

The interdisciplinary creative writing minor explores connections between the study of literature and the practice of writing. Creative writing minors at the Mount take a sequence of courses to develop their talents in a variety of narrative forms, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All creative writing classes emphasize the value of revision and peer feedback. Learn more about the Creative Writing Minor.

 
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