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

English Major


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Major in English


The English department allows students to take a 10-credit major, with distribution requirements, or to pursue a 10 or 11-credit concentration.  

Note:  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 reference the appropriate program requirements.  Concentrations are available in:

  • Colonialism, Postcolonialism and Global Literature
  • Popular Culture, Media and Literature
  • Literature and Diversity
  • Medieval/Renaissance Literature

Four additional 200- or 300-level ENG courses


  • Of these, at least three should be taken from literature course offerings
  • One of these courses can be any Creative Writing course

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