The English Major – Comparing Old and New Requirements

This page is intended to offer a quick comparison of the old and the new requirements for the standard English major.

Old Requirements New Requirements
Total Courses Required? 10 courses 10 courses
Is ENGL 185 Required? Yes Yes
300-Level Courses Required? Two 300-Level Courses Two 300-Level Courses
Pre-1800 course required? Yes, one pre-1800 course at the 200-level Yes, one pre-1800 course at the 200-level.
Category requirements? Three courses total. One course in literary history, one course in cross-cultural literature, one course in either genre or cross-disciplinary Four courses total. One course in American literature, one course in British literature, one course in Anglophone literature, and one course in our antiracism category.
Can category requirements be fulfilled at the 200- and 300-level? No, only at the 200-level. Yes, at the 200- and 300-level.
Can a category requirement and pre-1800 be satisfied concurrently (with one course)? Yes Yes
Can the antiracism requirement and another category requirement be satisfied concurrently (with one course)? NA No