Major/Minor Requirements

THE MAJOR

English Majors must complete the following ten courses:


Foundation Courses
  • One Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies course (ENGL 090)
  • One Literary History I course (ENGL 091)
  • One Literary History II course (ENGL 092)

Remember, Foundation Courses do not fulfill the HUMW 011 requirement.


Electives
  • Two Level I Electives (ENGL 100 - 299)

Prerequisite: HUMW 011 or one of its equivalents (HUMW 099, the Liberal Arts Seminar, or 3 hrs of AP credit).

  • Two Level II Electives (ENGL 300 - 459)

Prerequisite: ENGL 090 AND either ENGL 091 or 092.

  • Two English Electives (Levels I and/or II)

Seminar
  • One Capstone Seminar (ENGL 460 - 497) 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

At least one of the six electives (either Level I or Level II) must be focused on literature written before the nineteenth century (ENGL_100 - 149; 300 - 349; 461 - 469).

Foundation Courses should be taken as early in one’s career as a major as possible. The Capstone Seminar should be taken in one’s senior year.

THE MINOR

English Minors must complete the following six courses (please note that four out of the six courses must be ENGL courses taken at Georgetown):


TWO Foundation Courses
  • One Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies (ENGL 090) AND
  • One Literary History I (ENGL 091) OR 1 Literary History II (ENGL 092)

Remember, Foundation Courses do not fulfill the HUMW 011 requirement.
 


FOUR Electives

Any four electives from the following categories:

  • Level I Electives (ENGL 100 - 299)

Prerequisite: HUMW 011 or one of its equivalents (HUMW 099, the Liberal Arts Seminar, or 3 hrs of AP credit).

  • Level II Electives (ENGL 300 - 459)

Prerequisite: ENGL 090 AND either ENGL 091 or 092.

  • Capstone Seminar (ENGL 460 - 497)

Capstone seminars are reserved for senior English majors; others may add with permission of instructor.