Curriculum (Post FALL 2020)

English Major–Emphasis in Literature

The English major with an emphasis in Literature leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and requires the successful completion of 44 semester hours of coursework. English majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in English at graduation. All English courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the calculation, with the exception of repeated courses, for which only the most recent grade counts. At least 10 courses, including the Junior Seminar and Senior Project, must be taken on the letter-grade basis; additional courses may be taken Credit/No Credit, though the department recommends that the number of such courses be kept to a minimum.

Core (12 Credits)

Emphasis in Literature (32 Credits)

Take one of the following courses at the 200-level (4 Credits):


Take two of the following courses at the 200-level (8 credits):


Take two of the following courses at the 300-level (8 credits):


Take one course at the 400-level (4 Credits):


Electives (8 Credits):


Take any two additional courses in English at any level.

 

 

English Major–Emphasis in Creative Writing

The English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree and requires the successful completion of 44 semester hours of coursework. English majors are required to have a GPA of at least 2.0 in English at graduation. All English courses taken at Allegheny on a letter-grade basis are included in the calculation, with the exception of repeated courses, for which only the most recent grade counts. At least 10 courses, including the Junior Seminar and Senior Project, must be taken on the letter-grade basis; additional courses may be taken Credit/No Credit, though the department recommends that the number of such courses be kept to a minimum.

Core (12 Credits)

Emphasis in Creative Writing (32 Credits)

Take two of the following courses (8 credits):


Take one of the following courses (4 credits):


Take one of the following courses (4 credits):


Take one course (4 credit hours) at 400-Level Advanced Workshop:


Electives (4 Credits):


Take any one additional course in English at any level. ENGL 231, American Literatures, or another American-focused literature class strongly recommended.

 

 

English Minor-24 Credits

All six courses (24 semester credit hours) presented for the minor must be taken on the letter-grade basis. Under exceptional circumstances, one course taken Credit/No Credit may be presented for the minor with permission of the Chair of the department. Typically, this exception is made when a student has taken a 100-level English course before declaring the English minor.

Requirements:


  • One course (4 credit hours) from courses numbered ENGL 110 through ENGL 118

Three Other Electives in English (12 credits):


One elective must be at the 300-level or above, another must be either a 400-level course or a junior seminar.

 

Writing Minor-24 Credits

All six courses (24 semester credit hours) presented for the minor must be taken on the letter-grade basis. Under exceptional circumstances, one course taken Credit/No Credit may be presented for the minor with permission of the Chair of the department. Typically, this exception is made when a student has taken a 100-level English course before declaring the English minor.

Note: Students who major in English cannot also minor in Writing.

Requirements:


  • One course (4 credit hours) from courses numbered ENGL 110 through ENGL 118.

Take two of the following (8 credits):


Any two electives in English not already taken (8 credits):


Only one may be from ENGL 205-210.