Oct 02, 2023  
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts 
    
2018-19 College of Liberal Arts [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Major


Meet the Faculty

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, film, and writing. 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 her/his interests and passions.

Major Requirements


Students majoring in English are required to complete the following program of courses. A minimum of twelve (12) courses is required and must include the following distribution: two (2) courses in literature before 1900, one (1) course in transnational literature, one (1) course in advanced prose style or language studies, and six (6) electives. In fulfilling these distribution requirements, students must take classes at all levels to progressively develop skills and knowledge. At a minimum, students must fulfill courses at the following levels:

  • ENG 190 - Texts and Contexts  
  • Two (2) courses at the 200 level: Interpreting language and literature
  • Two (2) courses at the 300 level: Integrating language and literature
  • One (1) course at the 400 level: Contributing to language and literature
  • Six (6) elective courses, four (4) 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.

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.

Notes: Only one course may count toward two distribution requirements. 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 one course toward both programs. English majors must take their 400-level courses at Rollins.  ENG 140  may not be used as an elective in the English major.

Policies for the Major


Students majoring in English may take up to two (2) approved literature electives outside the Rollins College Department of English after matriculating. (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 one (1) course toward both programs.

Collee of Liberal Arts English majors must take their 400-level required English elective course at Rollins.

Education - Secondary Education Minor


Education - Secondary Education Minor