Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 21, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English ID, B.A.


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Requirements for the Interdepartmental (ID) Major:


Students wishing to declare an ID major should confer with both Department Chairs to explain how their intellectual interests or plan of study might integrate the two disciplines.

 

SUMMARY:

Classes of ‘23 and ‘24

English I.D. Majors have an 8-course requirement, which includes one 100-level course and seven others, with at least one pre-1700 course (202-215), one Shakespeare course (200 or 201), four 200-level courses of choice, and one seminar of choice.

 

Class of ‘25 and ‘26

English I.D. Majors have an 8-course requirement, which includes one 100-level (100-189) and one ”Confronting the Canon” (190-199) course, and a choice between either a Shakespeare (200-201) or a pre-1700 course (202-215). Like full and double majors, ID majors must take a 200-level BIPOC lit course as one of their four 200-level electives. ID majors take a seminar of choice, either 300-or 400- level, while being sure to fulfill the college requirement for a WS (Senior Writing experience).


 

 

 

Classes of 2025 and 2026


English ID majors take eight courses, including the required courses below:

One Course between 100-189


One Confronting the Canon course (between 190-199)


Three more intermediate courses of choice (all 200-levels are the same difficulty):


Classes of ‘23, and ‘24


 

English ID majors take eight courses, including the required courses below:

One pre-1700 course:


*The pre-1700 and the Shakespeare requirements must be fulfilled with two separate courses. A second course in Shakespeare may count as an elective, but the department wishes to clarify that this practice should not substitute for taking a pre-1700 course.

Four intermediate courses of choice (all 200-levels are the same difficulty):


One 300-level Junior Seminar (topics vary each year; may substitute a senior seminar as desired)


Requirements for Honors in English (ID):


Students seeking interdepartmental honors in English have a 10-course requirement, the usual eight and the two-term thesis seminar. Be advised that Honors ID majors, like full Honors majors, must take the Literary Theory course EGL 302   in their Junior year and meet the other qualifications for honors.

In the two-term honors thesis seminar* students are expected to learn research methods, discuss their subjects and approaches to them, and share ideas and writing, as they work toward completing their individual theses under the direction of the seminar instructor. Prospective Honors thesis and Honors ID thesis writers take EGL 302  prior to applying to write a thesis, whether proposing a creative or an analytical thesis. Students proposing creative theses should have already participated in a creative writing workshop in the proposed genre. Interested students should discuss possible thesis subjects with their advisor and other departmental members in order to develop an appropriate thesis topic. Prospective Honors thesis students apply by submitting a two-to three-page thesis proposal with a writing sample in the appropriate genre for review by the department’s Honors thesis selection committee. Acceptance is competitive and not guaranteed.

Note: ID Honors thesis students enroll in IDM 498-499 (by application) yet participate in the Honors thesis workshop class, EGL 402-403.

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