English Language and Literature Major, BA

Campus: NYC


For this 36-credit major students choose one of three concentrations (Language and Linguistics; Literature, Culture, and Media; or Creative Writing) in preparation for a wide variety of careers as well as for graduate study.

Major Completion Summary

Requirement Credits
University Core Requirements 44-55
Major/Concentration Requirements 36
Open Electives 37-48
Total Credits 128

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

University Core
Complete University Core Requirements44-55
Total Credits44-55

Language and Linguistics Concentration

Introductory Courses
ENG 205Introduction to Language and Linguistics3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Literature, Culture and Media
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Film Scenario
Exploratory and Concentration Courses 1
Exploratory Courses 2
Complete three (3) courses in LIT or ENG at the 200 or 300-level9
Complete two (2) courses in LIT or ENG in the 300-or-above level6
Concentration Courses 3
Compete five (5) approved 300-level ENG Language & Linguistics courses15
Total Credits36

 Approved 300-level ENG Language & Linguistics Courses

Please see advisor/department for updated list of courses.

Language and Gender
The History of the English Language
Composition Theory and Practice
Language, Meaning, and Behavior
Workshop in Literary Translation
Language in Society
Writing About Culture: Ethnography
Internship
Independent Study in English
Topics: Language and Identity
Theories of Translation
Independent Study in Literature

Creative Writing Concentration

Introductory Courses
Select one of the following:3
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Film Scenario
ENG 205Introduction to Language and Linguistics3
or LIT 205 Introduction to Literature, Culture and Media
Exploratory and Concentration Courses 1
Exploratory Courses 2
Complete three (3) courses in LIT or ENG at the 200 or 300-level9
Complete two (2) courses in LIT or ENG in the 300-or-above level6
Concentration Courses 3
Compete five (5) approved 300-level ENG Creative Writing courses15
Total Credits36

Approved 300-level ENG Creative Writing Courses

Please see advisor/department for updated list of courses.

ENG 307Creative Writing: Fiction3
ENG 308Creative Writing: Poetry3
ENG 309Creative Nonfiction3
ENG 311Workshop in Fiction Writing3
ENG 312Workshop in Poetry Writing3
ENG 313Workshop in Literary Translation3
ENG 315Playwriting3
ENG 316Writing Comics & Graphic Novels3
ENG 317Screenwriting3
ENG 322Advanced Writing3
ENG 322AAdvanced Writing: The Art of the Memoir3
ENG 322BTopic: Advanced Writing: Fiction3
ENG 322CAdvanced Writing: Writing for Children and Tweens3
ENG 322DAdvanced Writing: Playwriting3
ENG 323Advanced Screenwriting3
ENG 324Writing of Fiction3
ENG 326Topics in Professional Writing3
ENG 326BTopics in Professional Writing: TV Scriptwriting3
ENG 326CTopics in Professional Writing: Travel Writing3
ENG 326DTopic: Fiction Writing for Teachers3
ENG 336Creative Writing for the Broadcast Media3
ENG 391Advanced Writing Workshop: Poetry3
ENG 392Seminar in Poetry Writing3
ENG 393Internship3
ENG 395Independent Study in English3
ENG 396ATopic: Creative Nonfiction3
ENG 396EWriting Cultural Criticism for the Web3
LIT 338Theories of Translation3
LIT 395Independent Study in Literature3

Literature, Culture, and Media Concentration

Introductory Courses
LIT 205Introduction to Literature, Culture and Media3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Creative Writing: Drama
Creative Writing: Film Scenario
Exploratory and Concentration Courses 1
Exploratory Courses 2
Complete three (3) courses in LIT or ENG at the 200 or 300-level9
Complete two (2) courses in LIT or ENG in the 300-or-above level6
Concentration Courses 3
Complete five (5) approved 300-level ENG Literature, Culture, and Media courses15
Total Credits36

Approved 300-level ENG Literature, Culture, and Media Courses

Please see advisor/department for updated list of courses.

LIT 301Young Adult Literature3
LIT 302Contemporary British Literature and Culture3
LIT 303Introduction to Cultural Studies3
LIT 304Postcolonial Literature3
LIT 306American Dramatic Literature3
LIT 307Contemporary American Poetry3
LIT 309Medieval Literature3
LIT 310Children's Literature3
LIT 313AStudies in the Novel: Twenty First Century3
LIT 315The 20th Century Novel3
LIT 315ATopic: Twentieth Century Literature: Post-Modern Literature3
LIT 315BTwentieth Century Literature: Labyrinths in Literature and Film3
LIT 320American Literature I3
LIT 322Development of English Literature I3
LIT 326African American Literature3
LIT 329Literary Theory and Criticism3
LIT 331Modern European Drama3
LIT 334Spanish and Latin American Literature3
LIT 337Eastern Literature in Translation3
LIT 338Theories of Translation3
LIT 339The Bible as Literature3
LIT 340Alternative Media and Literature3
LIT 341Selfies, Literature and the Visual3
LIT 342Studies in American Literature3
LIT 343Contemporary American Literature3
LIT 345Literatures of Diversity3
LIT 347AAmerican Short Fiction4
LIT 348Literature and Film3
LIT 349American Drama3
LIT 349AAfrican American Drama3
LIT 350Comparative Medieval Literature3
LIT 351Early Modern Literature3
LIT 352Seventeenth Century Literature3
LIT 353Eighteenth Century Poetry and Prose3
LIT 354Romanticism3
LIT 355Victorian Literature3
LIT 358History of the Book I3
LIT 375The Black Arts Movement3
LIT 376Slave Narratives3
LIT 360Shakespeare on Film3
LIT 361Chaucer3
LIT 379Feminist Issues in Literature3
LIT 396Topics in Literature3
LIT 363Shakespeare: Before 16003
LIT 364Shakespeare II3
LIT 369FGreat Authors: Bronte Sisters3
LIT 369RGreat Authors: Jane Austen3
LIT 373Modernism3
LIT 374Studies in Poetry: Modern Poetry3
LIT 374AStudies in Poetry - A3
LIT 374BStudies in Poetry - B3
LIT 375The Black Arts Movement3
LIT 387Open Seminar3
LIT 387BOpen Seminar: Virginia Woolf and Bloomsbury3
LIT 387DOpen Seminar: Literature, Technology, and Culture3
LIT 387EOpen Seminar: Comparative Literature3
LIT 393
LIT 395Independent Study in Literature1-6
LIT 396Topics in Literature3
LIT 396G2oth Century Asian Literature in Translation3
LIT 396PTopic: Drama for Actors3
LIT 396TModern British and American Poetry3
LIT 396VTopics in Literature: The Brontes3
ENG 306Writing for the Professions3
ENG 310Journalism3
ENG 313Workshop in Literary Translation3
ENG 318Feature Writing3
ENG 393Internship3
ENG 395Independent Study in English3
ENG 396EWriting Cultural Criticism for the Web3

Open Electives (37-48 Credits)

Open Electives
Select 37-48 credits37-48
Total Credits37-48