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Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.


English Major
(a minimum of 40 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 010 Introduction to Literary Studies (4)

Three surveys of African American, American, or British Literature, two of which must be in historical and national sequence.

Select three:

ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature (3)

ENG 063 Survey of American Literature I (3)

ENG 064 Survey of American Literature II (3)

ENG 065 Survey of British Literature I (3)

ENG 066 Survey of British Literature II (3)

ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature may be taken in sequence with either ENG 063 or ENG 064.

Select one:

ENG 115 Shakespeare (4) or
ENG 074 (174) The Bible as Literature (3-4)

Senior Thesis Seminar, select either:

ENG 189 Senior Thesis in Creative Writing (4) or
ENG 191 Senior Thesis in Literature (4)

Literature emphasis
(22-24 additional course credits beyond core requirements)
Select six:

Literature courses (four must be upper division) from English (ENG), Book Art (BOOK), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Letters (LET).

Creative writing emphasis
(22 additional course credits beyond core requirements)
Required:

ENG 011(111) Craft of Creative Writing (3-4)

Select one:

ENG 055 Beginning Fiction Workshop (4)

ENG 056 Poetry Workshop I (4)

ENG 057 Beginning Fiction for Children/Young Adults Workshop (4)

Select two:

ENG 155 Adv Fiction for Children/Young Adults Workshop (4)

ENG 159 Short-Form Nonfiction Writing Workshop (4)

ENG 160 Writing for Magazines (4)

ENG 167 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop (4)

ENG 168 Advanced Fiction Workshop (4)

ENG 170 Poetry Workshop II (4)

Note: students may take additional workshops but only three (one lower division, and two upper division) will count toward major requirements.

Select two (7 or 8 course credits):

Literature courses (one must be upper division) from English (ENG), Book Art (BOOK), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Letters (LET).

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 (minimum of 40 semester credits). Courses taken outside of Mills will be evaluated by the major advisor/department to determine which major requirements they may fulfill.


English Minor in Literature
(minimum of 21 semester credits beyond ENG 001)

Required:

ENG 010 Introduction to Literary Studies (4)

Select two (6 course credits):

ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature (3)

ENG 063 Survey of American Literature I (3)

ENG 064 Survey of American Literature II (3)

ENG 065 Survey of British Literature I (3)

ENG 066 Survey of British Literature II (3)

Select one (3 or 4 course credits):

ENG 074 (174) The Bible as Literature (3 or 4) or

ENG 115 Shakespeare (4)

Select two (7-8 course credits):

Literature courses (one must be upper division) from English (ENG), Book Art (BOOK), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Letters (LET).


Minor in Creative Writing
(minimum of 22 semester credits beyond ENG 001)

Required:

ENG 011 (111) Craft of Creative Writing (3-4)

Select one (4 course credits):

ENG 055 Beginning Fiction Workshop (4)

ENG 056 Poetry Workshop I (4)

ENG 057 Beginning Fiction for Children/Young Adults Workshop (4)

Select two (8 course credits):

ENG 155 Adv Fiction for Children/Young Adults Workshop (4)

ENG 159 Short-Form Nonfiction Writing Workshop (4)

ENG 160 Writing for Magazines (4)

ENG 167 Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop (4)

ENG 168 Advanced Fiction Workshop (4)

ENG 170 Poetry Workshop II (4)

Select two (7 or 8 course credits):

Literature courses (one must be upper division) from English (ENG), Book Art (BOOK), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Letters (LET).
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Last Updated: 4/7/16