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2016-2017 University Catalog

    Academic Majors/Minors


Program Director: Kremena Todorova (ktodorova@transy.edu)
Office: Haupt 221
Phone: 233-8164 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

English Major Pattern
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
At least 1 of the following:   Optional:
ENG 1074 Perspectives on Lit   Any other ENG course at the 2000-level
ENG 1124 Intro to Dramatic Lit    
ENG 1134 Intro to Poetry    
ENG 1144 Intro to Fiction    

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Any available 2000-level course, with at least one drawn from: ENG 2904 Literary Interpretation** Optional:
ENG 2474 Survey of British Litertaure* -OR-   Any other ENG course at the 2000-level 
ENG 2104 The Comic Spirit    

ENG 2124 Intro to African Fiction


ENG 2134 American Writing of Nature


ENG 2144 Women's Literature


ENG 2154 American Women Writers and Ethnicity


ENG 2164 Twentieth-Century African American Literature


ENG 2174 Popular Fiction


ENG 2184 Literature of the American South


ENG 2344 Culture of Nature 


ENG 2374 Postmodern Literature


ENG 2484 Survey of British Literature II


ENG 2534 Detective Fiction


ENG 2714 Jane Austen and Film


 (preferably Fall; if not, then Winter)


Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
See the note below for advice on courses to be taken in the Junior and Senior years** See the note below for advice on courses to be taken in the Junior and Senior years** Optional: 
    Any other ENG course at the 2000-level 

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
  ENG 4504 Capstone Seminar Optional: 
    Any other ENG course at the 2000-level

*For students wishing to develop an overview of literature from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy the above major pattern by including the following cluster: ENG 2474 Survey of British Literature I , to be taken in the sophomore year, and at least two 3000-level period courses from the 'Pre-Eighteenth Century' list.

**This course is offered only in the Winter term and must be taken in a student's Sophomore year.  As pre-requisite to upper-level courses, it provides the training for the courses taken in Junior and Senior years.
***During Junior and Senior years, students will take six 3000-level period courses, according to the categories set out in the catalog.  Students who major in English and minor in education (for secondary certification) will substitute EDU 4515 Senior Seminar for ENG 4504 Capstone Seminar.
IMPORTANT: All students wishing to pursue the Secondary Education minor that leads to certification for 8-12 teaching in the discipline of English should meet with an education faculty member as soon as possible for advice on course selections and to review eligibility criteria for entry into the Education program. 

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