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English, B.A.

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Department Chairperson:

Rev. George Piggford, C.S.C.
Office: Cushing Martin 122
Phone: 505-565-1713


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 One Additional English Course at the 200-Level or Above

Depending on the topic, the following courses may count toward this requirement:

Cultural Area Requirements

In addition to ENG 201 - British Literature to 1700 , one of the courses above must be in American Literature, one must be in British Literature, and one must be a Cross-Cultural Literature course.

Majors are encouraged to continue to take courses in these cultural areas beyond the minimum requirements.

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, 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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