Aug 10, 2022  
2021-22 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2021-22 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major


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The Department of English curriculum offers a flexible and challenging set of opportunities that allows all students to experience a wide range of approaches to literature, writing, and media. The goal of the curriculum is to provide a developmental path emphasizing skills that will serve majors beyond graduation. The diversity in our course offerings provides each student the opportunity to create an individualized program that reflects their interests and passions.

Major Requirements (12 courses)


Students majoring in English are required to complete twelve (12) four-credit courses in the Department of English. Majors begin with ENG 190 Texts and Contexts then must take at least two courses at the 200-level: one 200-level course will study multiethnic or transnational literature, while another will cover the literature of one or more historical periods before 1900. At the 300-level, students will take more advanced courses in transnational literature and historical thinking, in addition to a higher-level writing course. At the 400-level, students will synthesize their learning in historical, transnational, and modern literatures in a capstone course that challenges students to create an original piece of critical scholarship; all majors must take at least one course at the 400-level.

Required Courses (7)


Students majoring in English are required to complete of twelve (12) four-credit courses. Majors typically begin with ENG 190 Texts and Contexts then must take at least two courses at the 200-level.  Because the Department of English believes that the study of literatures in English require both an historical awareness and an understanding of diverse cultural traditions, one 200-level course will study multiethnic or transnational literature, while another will cover the literature of one or more historical periods before 1900. These courses will prepare you to be successful at the 300-level, at which tier students will take more advanced courses in transnational literature and historical thinking, in addition to a higher-level writing course. At the 400-level, students will synthesize their learning in historical, transnational, and modern literatures in a capstone course that challenges students to create an original piece of scholarship; all majors must take at least one course at the 400-level. In addition to the 7 courses outlined below, students must complete five elective courses in the department, two of which must be at the 300-level or above. 

Students majoring in English are encouraged to develop their majors in close consultation with an English Department faculty advisor.

Note: Only one course may count toward two distribution requirements. 
 

Electives (5 courses)


Students must complete five elective courses in the department, two of which must be at the 300-level or above.

Portfolio Requirement


Majors must also submit a representative senior portfolio on or before the second Friday in April for May graduation, the second Friday in July for August graduation, the second Friday in October for December graduation, and participate in a graduation conversation with faculty.

Policies for the Major


  • All students must take their advanced prose style or language studies requirement by the second semester of their junior year.
  • Students in both the English major and Writing minor may count only two courses toward both programs.
  • English majors must take their 400-level courses at Rollins.
  • ENGW 280 (formerly ENG 300) may not be used as an elective in the English major.
  • Transfer students majoring in English must take at least one-half of their English major requirements at Rollins and must have their programs approved by the Department Chair before taking additional electives outside Rollins.
  • Students in both the English major and the writing minor may count only two (2) courses toward both programs.
  • Students may not receive credit for ENGW 140 via transfer credit, AP credit or IB credit.  

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