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Skidmore College
English Department

English Major's Checklist

FOR THOSE WHO ENTERED SKIDMORE in or AFTER FALL 2020

Major Requirements

1.  Introductory Requirement

a. ______ EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies. This course satisfies the college Writing Requirement.

*Prospective English majors are strongly encouraged to take EN 110 prior to enrolling in 200-level courses.

b. ______ One class from Forms of Language and Literature (210, 211, 213, 215, 217, 219, 222W, 228, 245, 251, 280, 281, 282) 

c. ______ One class from Language and Literature in Context (221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 229, 230, 235, 238, 239, 242, 244, 246)

2. ______ Five classes from Advanced Courses in Language and Literature (311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 322, 323, 324, 325, 327, 337, 338, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 350, 351, 352, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 371, 377, 378, 379, 380 [377, 378, 379, and 380 can only be counted once])

*Prerequisites: Before taking 300-level classes, students must fulfill requirements a, b, and c above.

3. ______ One Capstone Experience, satisfied in most cases by a Senior Seminar. Students with appropriate preparation and faculty permission may instead choose the senior thesis or project options. Capstone options are restricted to senior English majors.

4. ______ One additional course at the 200 or 300 level (excluding the Senior Seminars)

5. Literary History Requirement: One course, at either the 200 or the 300 level, must be designated in each of the early, middle, and late periods as categorized below:

Early (pre-1700): EN 225, EN 228E, EN 229E, EN 230, EN 329, EN 341, EN 342, EN 343, EN 344, EN 345, EN 346, EN 347, EN 348, EN 362 

Middle (1700-1900): EN 222W, EN 228M, EN 229M, EN 315, EN 316, EN 322, EN 331, EN 337, EN 350, EN 351, EN 352, EN 354

Late (post-1900): EN 217, EN 221, EN 228L, EN 229L, EN 237, EN 238, EN 242, EN 244, EN 245, EN 246, EN 311, EN 312, EN 313, EN 314, EN 325, EN 326, EN 327, EN 328, EN 338, EN 359

Total courses: 10 courses

Total credit hours: 32–34 (one 200-level Forms course at 3 or 4 hours; one additional course at 3 or 4 hours)