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

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