2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

English, Literature Concentration, B.A.

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Requirements For All English Majors

  1. A minimum of 45 credits is required within the English major.
  2. Completion of at least two college semesters of one foreign language is required, unless during high school the student has (a) completed three years of study of one foreign language, or (b) completed two years of study in each of two foreign languages. A student may also satisfy the foreign language requirement by passing a proficiency examination designed nationally and administered locally.
  3. Students who transfer into the English major from other institutions must complete 21 credit hours in English at Westfield State University.

Students may satisfy three of the required six credits in the Literary and Philosophical analysis area of the core with any of the courses on the following list. English Education students may satisfy all 6 of the required Literary and Philosophical analysis credits with courses from this list.

English, Literature Concentration - 45 credits

Literary History, Genres, and Critical Approaches - 18 credits

Required course: 

Writing Courses - 9 credits

Required course:

Two Elective 300-Level Courses - 6 credits

Any two courses at the 300-level with the ENGL prefix may be taken, according to availability and interest. 

Capstone Experience - 3 credits

Students will complete a capstone experience in the senior year in the form of an internship, independent study, or additional 300-level course. They should submit their choice to their advisor and department chair with a rational connected to career plans.

Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements  and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

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