Requirements

The study of English at Monmouth College celebrates the discipline and joys of close reading, critical thinking, and good writing. 

English major requirements

  • ENGL 200 Introduction to English Studies
  • ENGL 220 British Survey I
  • ENGL 221 British Survey II
  • ENGL 224 American Survey I
  • ENGL 225 American Survey II
  • ENGL 400 Senior Seminar

One of the following two courses is required

  • ENGL 361 Shakespeare I: Comedies & History Plays
  • ENGL 362 Shakespeare II: Tragedies & Romances

At least 3.5 additional course credits are required, which might follow one of these three tracks or reflect a combination of them. Most of the following courses are the equivalent of 1.0 course credits; some may be 0.5 course credits.

Literature

  • ENGL 180 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 250 Special Topics
  • ENGL 337 Genre Studies in British Literature
  • ENGL 339 Topics in British Literature
  • ENGL 347 Genre Studies in American Literature
  • ENGL 349 Topics in American Literature
  • ENGL 350 Special Topic in Literature and Related Areas

Teaching

  • ENGL 201 Grammar
  • MCTE 371 Secondary English Curriculum and Instruction

Students majoring in English can also pursue English Licensure (9-12).

Writing

  • ENGL 210 Creative Writing
  • ENGL 288 Intro to Editing and Publishing
  • ENGL 299 Writing Fellows
  • ENGL 301 Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 310 Advanced Creative Writing

English minor requirements

Must complete at least three required courses and two elective courses at the 200 or 300 level.

One of the following two courses:

  • ENGL 220 British Survey I
  • ENGL 221 British Survey II

One of the following two courses:

  • ENGL 224 American Survey I
  • ENGL 225 American Survey II

One of the following two courses:

  • ENGL 361 Shakespeare I: Comedies and History Plays
  • ENGL 362 Shakespeare II: Tragedies and Romances