English

Minor

  • Literature and writing courses
  • Suit your goals and interests
  • 18 credit minor program requirement

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Accomplished English Faculty

Laurie McMillan, Ph.D.
Composition, 20th Century American Literature, and Feminist Theory
Bill Conlogue, Ph.D.
19th and 20th Century American Literature
Deborah Brassard, Ph.D.
Modern British Literature, Modern American Literature, and Shakespeare
Ann Bush, Ph.D.
Nature Literature, British and American Poetry, British and American Romanticism, Writing, Ethnic Literature, and Women's Literature

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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English majors must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in English:

ENGL 160 Writing Skills
3
ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies
3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature
3
Survey Courses 3 out of 4 of the following:
9
ENGL 357A American Literature I
3
ENGL 357 American Literature II
3
ENGL 360 British Literature I
3
ENGL 364 British Literature II
3
One upper-level writing course
3
One course from: ENGL 310-329, Genre
3
One course from: ENGL 330-349, Theme
3
One course from: ENGL 350-359, American Period
3
One course from: ENGL 360-369, British Period
3
ENGL 370 Shakespeare
3
ENGL 495 Senior Seminar
3
Two courses from: ENGL 310-499
6

English majors, Secondary Education, must complete a minimum of 45 credit
hours in English:

ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies
3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature
3
Survey Courses 3 out of 4 of the following:
9
ENGL 357A American Literature I
3
ENGL 357 American Literature II
3
ENGL 360 British Literature I
3
ENGL 364 British Literature II
3
One upper-level writing course
3
One course from: ENGL 310-329, Genre
3
One course from: ENGL 330-349, Theme
3
One course from: ENGL 350-359, American Period
3
One course from: ENGL 360-369, British Period
3
ENGL 370 Shakespeare
3
ENGL 400 Structure of Linguistics
3
ENGL 412A Teaching Writing
3
ENGL 412B Teaching Literature
3

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

English minors, Elementary Education, must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours in English:

ENGL 160 Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGL 180 Introduction to World Literature
3
One course from any four of the seven categories listed below:  
ENGL 170 Introduction to Literary Studies
3
ENGL 310-329 Genre
3
ENGL 330-349 Theme
3
ENGL 350-359 American Period
3
ENGL 360-369 British Period
3
ENGL 370-399 other Literature courses
3
ENGL 400-499 other English courses
3