Major in English Language and Literature
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As part of an Honors Double Major degree, this module is for students who wish to divide their undergraduate studies equally between two different subjects. This choice is ideal for students who require two “teachable” subjects to enter Teacher’s College, or for those who hope to enter an interdisciplinary graduate program, such as media studies, women’s studies, and theory and criticism. (Students with an Honors Double Major that includes English are typically eligible for graduate programs in English, but the preferred path is the Honors Specialization in English.)
The Honors Double Major with English is an excellent choice for careers that require a competency in more than one field. Someone interested in sports journalism, for example, might do a double major in English and Kinesiology. Or someone hoping for a career as a political analyst might combine English with Political Science.
For students in three or four year non-honors degree programs, the Major in English provides exceptional preparation for careers in a wide variety of fields, from journalism, publishing, and writing, to advertising, communications, and public service.
Completion of first-year requirements, including 1.0 course from English 1020E (020E) or 1022E (022E) or 1024E (024E) or 1035E (025E) or 1036E (026E) or both of English 1027F/G and 1028F/G with a mark of at least 60%.
Students will be eligible for an Honors BA with a double major if they obtain a 70% average in the courses of each major module with no mark less than 60% in each course. No failures on options.
1.0 course taken before fourth year from: English 2200F/G, 2210F/G, 2220F/G, 2230F/G, 2240F/G, 2250F/G.
1.0 course from: English 3001, 3012, 3116E (3114E), 3115E, 3224E, 3228F/G (3225E), 3334E, 3336F/G (3335E).
1.0 courses from English 3444E, 3446F/G (3445E), 3554E, 3557F/G (3555E), 2308E (3664E), 3667F/G (3665E), 2309E (3774E), 3777F/G (3775E), 2310E (3884E), 3882F/G (3885E).
1.0 course from: Classical Studies 3100E, English 2400E, 3226E (2420E), 3227E (2430E), 3556E (2450E), 3666F/G (2460F/G), 3776F/G (2470F/G).
2.0 additional courses in English at the 2200 level or above. Up to 1.0 course may be substituted from any 2000-2199 level English essay course.
**English 2017 and Speech 2001 may not be counted toward the Major in English. French or a foreign language is strongly recommended for students intending to apply to graduate schools or professional programs.