RICHARD L. CONOLLY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES

B.A. in English



English majors gain a breadth of knowledge of English literary traditions, including American and Anglophone literatures around the world. In the creative writing courses, students develop their abilities to express themselves imaginatively in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In writing and rhetoric courses, students hone their skills in writing clearly and persuasively for any audience or purpose. Students gain an extensive knowledge of literature, a sense of the scope of English studies, and familiarity with important issues in their fields of concentration. 

For additional information: please see the Bulletin.

Required Courses

 

Creative Writing: Select one (1) course from the following

 

ENG 104   Introduction to Creative Writing

3.00

 

ENG 164   Explorations in Creative Writing

 

3.00

 

ENG 165   Poetry Workshop

 

3.00

 

ENG 166   Fiction Workshop

 

3.00

 

ENG 167   Playwriting Workshop

 

3.00

 

ENG 168  Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

 

3.00

 

Literature: Select one (1) course from the following

 

ENG 102   History of Literary Theory

 

3.00

 

ENG 119   Masterpieces of World Literatures

 

3.00

 

ENG 128   Early British Literatures

 

3.00

 

ENG 129   Later British Literatures

 

3.00

 

ENG 137   Shakespeare

 

3.00

 

ENG 140   Major Authors

 

3.00

 

ENG 150   Studies in Ethnic Literatures

 

3.00

 

ENG 158   Early Literature in the United States

 

3.00

 

ENG 159   Literatures of the US Since 1865

 

3.00

 

ENG 169   Non-Western and Post-Colonial Lit.

 

3.00

 

ENG 170   Literary Periods and Movements

 

3.00

 

ENG 180   Genre Studies

 

3.00

 

ENG 184   Modern Drama

 

3.00

 

ENG 187   The Bible as Literature

 

3.00

 

Rhetoric: Select one (1) course from the following

ENG 160

Gender and Language

            3.00

ENG 163

Explorations in Non-Fiction Writing

            3.00

ENG 168

Creative Non-Fiction Workshop

            3.00

ENG 171

Intro to Classical Rhetoric

            3.00

ENG 172

Topics in Contemporary Rhetoric

            3.00

ENG 173

Writing in the Community

            3.00

ENG 174

Teaching Writing

         3.00

ENG 175

Writing in the Professions

         3.00

Select Seven (7) courses from the following

ANY ENG   >100 level course                                                     21.00

 

 



Major Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
Required English Courses
(30 Credits)
Creative Writing Courses
(One of the following)
ENG 104
Introduction to Creative Writing
3
ENG 164 Explorations in Creative Writing 3
ENG 165 Poetry Workshop 3
ENG 166 Fiction Workshop 3
ENG 167 Playwriting Workshop 3
ENG 168 Creative Non-Fiction 3
Literature Courses
(One of the Following)
ENG 102 History of Literary Theory 3
ENG 119 Masterpieces of World Literatures 3
ENG 128 Early British Literatures  3
ENG 129 Later British Literatures 3
ENG 137 Shakespeare 3
ENG 140 Major Authors 3
ENG 150 Studies in Ethnic Literatures 3
ENG 158 Early Literatures in the United States 3
ENG 159 Literatures of the US Since 1865 3
ENG 169 Non-Western and Post-Colonial Lit. 3
ENG 170 Literary Periods and Movements 3
ENG 180 Genre Studies 3
ENG 184  Modern Drama 3
ENG 187 The Bible as Literature 3
Rhetoric Courses
(One of the following)
ENG 160 Gender and Language 3
ENG 163 Explorations in Non-Fiction Workshop 3
ENG 168 Creative Non-Fiction Workshop  3
ENG 171  Introduction to Classical Rhetoric  3
ENG 172 Topics in Contemporary Rhetoric 3
ENG 173  Writing in the Community  3
ENG 174 Teaching Writing
ENG 175 Writing in the Professions
Elective English Courses
(7 electives which can include any ENG course number >100)
ENG >100 21

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses
English Composition
ENG 16/ ENG 16C English Composition 3
English Literature
Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG 61 European Literatures I 3
ENG 62 European Literatures II 3
ENG 63 American Literatures 3
ENG 64 Global Literatures 3
History
Select one (1) course from the following:
HIS 1 Perspectives in Pre-modern World History 3
HIS 2 Perspectives in Modern World History 3
Philosophy
PHI 60 Philosophical Explorations 3
Speech
SPE 3 Oral Communication 3
Mathematics
Select one (1) course from the following, unless major requirements list specific Math courses:
MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use 4
MTH 16 Finite Mathematics 3
Science Lab-Based Course
Select one (1) course from the following:
BIO Biology 4
CHM Chemistry 4
PHY Physics 4
Foreign Language
Select one (1) course from the following:
SPA 11 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA 12 Introductory Spanish II 3
ITL 11 Introductory Italian I 3
ITL 12 Introductory Italian II 3
FRE 11 Introductory French I 3
FRE 12 Introductory French II 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one (1) course from the following:
ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DNC 61 Dance Through Time 3
JOU 61 Journalism, Social Media, and You 3
MA 61 Media Arts and Technology 3
MUS 61 Music and Culture 3
THE 61 The Theatrical Vision 3
Social Sciences I
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Social Sciences II
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 30
Total Core Requirement Credits 34-35
 Elective Credits  54-55
Total Degree Credits 120

Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
English Composition
ENG 16/ ENG 16C English Composition 3
English Literature
Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG 61 European Literatures I 3
ENG 62 European Literatures II 3
ENG 63 American Literatures 3
ENG 64 Global Literatures 3
History
Select one (1) course from the following:
HIS 1 Perspectives in Pre-modern World History 3
HIS 2 Perspectives in Modern World History 3
Philosophy
PHI 60 Philosophical Explorations 3
Speech
SPE 3 Oral Communication 3
Mathematics
Select one (1) course from the following, unless major requirements list specific Math courses:
MTH 15 Math Tools and Their Use 4
MTH 16 Finite Mathematics 3
Science Lab-Based Course
Select one (1) course from the following:
BIO Biology 4
CHM Chemistry 4
PHY Physics 4
Foreign Language
Select one (1) course from the following:
SPA 11 Introductory Spanish I 3
SPA 12 Introductory Spanish II 3
ITL 11 Introductory Italian I 3
ITL 12 Introductory Italian II 3
FRE 11 Introductory French I 3
FRE 12 Introductory French II 3
Visual and Performing Arts
Select one (1) course from the following:
ART 61 Introduction to Visual Art 3
DNC 61 Dance Through Time 3
JOU 61 Journalism, Social Media, and You 3
MA 61 Media Arts and Technology 3
MUS 61 Music and Culture 3
THE 61 The Theatrical Vision 3
Social Sciences I
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3
Social Sciences II
Select any introductory course from the following:
Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology 3