Course Majors and Minors

Course Major

The work of a major consists of a minimum of nine units of credit in the department, including

  • English 099
  • at least three units in literature written before 1830 (such courses are marked with a *),
  • and three in literature written after 1830.

Courses marked with a *** may be counted as pre-1830 or post-1830 but not both. First Year Seminars (English 008 and 009A through Z), creative writing, journalism classes and AP credits DO NOT count as part of the pre- or post-1830 requirement.

Course Minor

The work of a minor consists of a minimum of five units of literature credit in the department including

  • at least one unit in literature written before 1830 (such courses are marked with a *),
  • and one in literature written after 1830.

Courses marked with a *** may be counted as pre-1830 or post-1830 but not both. First Year Seminars in literature (English 008 and 009 A through Z), creative writing, journalism classes, and AP credits DO NOT count as part of the pre- or post-1830 requirement.