English, Literature

Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • A 200-level world literature course
  • A 200-level American or British course
  • ENG 303 Intro to Literary Analysis (a grade of C or better is required)
  • A 308-349 literature course


Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First or Second Semester
  • One 350-399 literature course
  • A Shakespeare course
  • Another literature course


Prerequisite Courses

  • ENG 112 is a prerequisite for 300-level courses.
  • ENG 303 is recommended as a corequisite for 300-level English courses.

Further Recommendations

As soon as you have decided to become an English major, contact the department’s Advisement Coordinator to declare a concentration and get an advisor.

The major requires 30 credits of upper-division (300-400 level) English courses. Students should plan to take only two 200-level courses in order to graduate in a timely way.

English majors may pursue either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. The BA requires two years of study in a foreign language. When possible, English majors should choose the BA.

NB: the 200-level literature courses are not sequential. One can take, e .g ., ENG 241 American Literature II without having taken 240 .

For information about applying to the teacher certification program, please visit the Department of Education and Human Development in 210A Brown.