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2015-2016 HillBook (Class of 2019) 
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English, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Jared Green
Office: Cushing Martin 119
Phone: 505-565-1711

The English Curriculum is designed to provide students with both a broad knowledge of literary history and training in close, careful textual analysis. Students also have ample opportunity to explore creative writing, including poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.

The major in English requires the completion of eleven courses, though students are encouraged to take additional courses so as to gain a full sense of their discipline.

Complete Three Core Courses

ENG 200 is a small seminar that introduces students to literary genres and critical terms.

ENG 201 and ENG 202 are larger courses, ideally taken in sequence, that cover major movements in literary history.

Complete Five Elective Courses

Three of the five total elective courses must be taken in at least three of the following areas: Medieval Literature, Early Modern Literature, Literature and Cultural Studies 1700-1900, and Literature and Cultural Studies 1900 to the present. While courses and topics will vary by semester, see below for a list of courses typically offered within each period.

Complete One Advanced Literary and Cultural Studies Course

Typically in the junior year, students take one of the following courses: ENG 300, ENG 391 or ENG 398 which introduces the more advanced literary and cultural theory that is a prerequisite for the Capstone seminar and all directed studies.

Complete a Capstone in English

Completed in the junior or senior year.

Complete a Practicum Experience

The practicum requirement is typically fulfilled in the junior or senior year, when students may intern at a professional workplace (for instance, a publishing company, public relations firm, law firm, newspaper, television or radio station, film production company, or advertising company) or work as a teaching apprentice with a faculty member teaching a Literature Cornerstone course. English majors who are also Education majors or minors fulfill the practicum requirement by completing their student teaching requirement.

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