Jun 07, 2020  
Course Catalog 2019-2020 
  
Course Catalog 2019-2020

English Major - Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Global Literature


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Major in English

The English department allows students to take a 10-course major, with distribution requirements, or to pursue a 10 or 11-course concentration. The major requirements include 10 or more courses in English beyond the 100 level including ENG 290 , a section of ENG 401 , two other courses at the 300 level or above and two courses that focus on literature written before 1800. The 300- and 400-level courses must be taken at Wheaton. These are minimum requirements and students are strongly encouraged to take courses beyond the minimum. All English (ENG) courses at or above the 200-level may be used to fulfill English Major requirements, including courses on Film, New Media, and Writing Studies. Students may also take Creative Writing (CW) courses for English Major credit.

Major in English with a concentration

Students interested in the English major with a concentration should fulfill the same requirements as for the general English major along with the recommended courses in the concentration. In general, if a student wants to count a course that is not specifically listed for a concentration in the catalog, the student needs to petition the department for approval. Similarly, a student who wants to create a concentration that is not listed below needs to petition the department. Students who want to major in English with a particular concentration should normally apply by the end of the junior year.

Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Global Concentration


The concentration in Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and the Global focuses on literature and film in their international dimensions, exploring the role of imperialism and colonialism in shaping cultures, the history of postcolonial resistance, and the emergence of new expressive forms in the context of globalization since the nineteenth century.

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