English Major, BA

Campus: Westchester


This major prepares students for fields that require good communication and analytical skills, as well as for graduate study in fields such as publishing, communications, and teaching and professional schools such as law and business. For information about a combined major in education with this arts and sciences major, see the School of Education section of this catalog.

Major Completion Summary

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

University Core Requirements (44-55 Credits)

See complete University Core requirements.

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

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

Required LIT/ENG Courses
LIT 205Introduction to Literature, Culture and Media3
LIT200-Level Course6
ENG200-Level Course3
LIT300-Level Author Course3
LIT300-Level Course3
ENG 393Internship3
LIT 499Senior Year Experience:Culture, Creativity, Communication3
Required Diversity/Cultural Pluralism LIT Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Postcolonial Literature
African American Literature
Topics: Studies in Amer Lit: August Wilson
Studies in American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance
Studies in American Literature: Toni Morrison
Contemporary American Literature
Literatures of Diversity
Literature and Film: Screen Adaptations of African American Literature
African American Drama
Slave Narratives
Images of Women in Literature
Required Track
Select one of the following tracks:12
Total Credits39

Literature Track

Complete the following:12
Internship
Three department-approved LIT 300-level courses that focus on a genre, period, or multicultural or world literature.
Total Credits12

Writing Track

Complete the following:12
Internship
Select three of the following ENG courses:
Creative Writing
Language and Gender
Composition Theory and Practice
Writing for the Professions
Creative Writing: Fiction
Creative Writing: Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Workshop in Fiction Writing
Workshop in Poetry Writing
Advanced Writing
Advanced Writing: The Art of the Memoir
Topic: Advanced Writing: Fiction
Advanced Writing: Writing for Children and Tweens
Writing of Fiction
Topics in Professional Writing: Travel Writing
Advanced Writing Workshop: Poetry
Seminar in Poetry Writing
Topic: Creative Nonfiction
Topics: Playwriting
Total Credits12

Open Electives (37-48 Credits)

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