Major in English Literature

 

Requirements for the English Literature Major

 These are the English Literature Major requirements for students who entered UM before Fall 2012.

1. TWO of the following courses: 6 credits
ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 210, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 260, ENG 261. (ENG 210 may be counted only once toward the fulfillment of this requirement.)  
 
2. FIVE (5) literature courses numbered 300 or above, at least two (2) of which must be numbered 400 or above, distributed as follows: 15 credits
 
  • Two (2) courses in literature before 1700
  • Two (2) courses in literature between 1700 and 1900
  • One (1) course in literature since 1900
 
3. Three (3) additional English courses other than freshman composition (i.e., any three courses designated ENG and numbered 200 or above, excluding ENG 208). 9 credits
 
TOTAL CREDITS: 30 credits




Departmental Honors in Literature

To enter the program a student must have achieved by the end of the junior year a 3.5 average in English courses and a 3.3 average overall. In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the English Literature Major, the candidate for Departmental Honors must:

  1. Take at least three literature courses at the 400-level or higher in fulfilling
    requirement 2 of the English Literature Major.
  2. Complete a six-credit Senior Thesis. This thesis is a documented essay of about 35 double-spaced typewritten pages on a literary subject. The student undertaking a Senior Thesis normally registers in ENG 497, Special Topics/Independent Study, for the first semester of the project, and in ENG 498, Senior Thesis, for the second semester. The student must receive a grade of B or higher in both courses in order to qualify for honors. 6 credits
  3. Receive for the thesis a recommendation for honors by the director of the Senior Thesis and by one other faculty reader from the Department of English.
  4. Achieve an average in the major of at least 3.5, and an overall average
    of at least 3.3. Total: 36 credits