(12 semester course credits beyond ENG 001)
All students must choose an emphasis (literature or creative writing) at the time the major is declared.
Required for all majors:
ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature may be taken in sequence with either ENG 063 or ENG 064.
Senior Thesis Seminar, select either:
Six remaining courses chosen in consultation with major advisor; four of the six must be upper-division courses. For majors with an emphasis in creative writing, three of the six courses must be workshops, two of which must be upper division. (A student may take more than three workshops but only three will count toward the major). The six courses may include relevant literature courses taught in English in the departments and programs of English, French, Spanish, Ethnic Studies, and Book Art.
Thesis preparation: When an English major becomes a second-semester junior (at least 21.5 credits completed), she should attend a department-sponsored advising session led by thesis instructors each semester. During this session, the student will complete a general thesis proposal and indicate which semester she intends to take the thesis course. After the advising session, the student will be encouraged to meet with her advisor to discuss the thesis proposal and receive advising (on additional courses, research, etc.) to further prepare her prior to taking the thesis course.
Note: Transfer students with junior status will complete all of the requirements of the English major, except they must take two surveys (not three) in any sequence and they will choose seven (not six) remaining courses in consultation with their major advisor (total of 12 semester credits). Courses taken outside of Mills will be evaluated by the major advisor/department to determine which major requirements they may fulfill.
(6 semester credits beyond ENG 001)
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