Mar 30, 2020
Rebecca Entel (chair), Glenn Freeman, Leslie K. Hankins, Michelle Mouton, Kirilka Stavreva
Fosters a general understanding of English and American literary history while enabling students to concentrate in literature or creative writing.
Must complete a minimum of 11 courses at the 200, 300, or 400-level (must complete 10 courses if the course for #2 below simultaneously fulfills another requirement), to include the following:
1. Two of the following foundation courses in the field of English, one of which must be in the area of concentration (recommended to be completed by the end of sophomore year):
2. One of the following courses with emphasis on social and/or global issues (may simultaneously fulfill one additional requirement for the English major if eligible):
- ENG 230 - Caribbean Literature (1)
- ENG 240 - Theatre, Architecture, and the Arts in Great Britain (1)
- ENG 267 - Multicultural Literature (1)
- ENG 311 - Grammar and the Politics of English (1)
- ENG 327 - Shakespeare after Shakespeare: Performance and Cultural Criticism (1)
- ENG 347 - Modern American Literature: Encountering the Wilderness, Literature, and Photo-Writing at the Boundary Waters (Wilderness Field Station, Minnesota) (1) (when offered at the Wilderness Station)
- ENG 350 - American Nature Writers (1)
- ENG 351 - Studies in African-American Literature (1)
- ENG 370 - AIDS Literature, Film, and Social Theory (1)
- any 200- or 300-level literature course offered by the Classical and Modern Languages Department, (except FRE 311 , GER 311 , SPA 311 ).
3. One Elective in the Department (200/300 or 400 level)
- See available English courses here .
Creative Writing Concentration
Topics courses (ENG 273 , ENG 373 , ENG 374 ) may count toward the appropriate literary-historical group; consult with the department chair.
Three courses to be distributed among three of the following literary-historical groups:
Medieval and Renaissance Literature:
Restoration and 18th Century:
One Additional Course from
The department recommends that foundation courses be completed by the end of the sophomore year and that majors consider an internship in an area of interest in the junior or senior year. Transfer students must take a minimum of six courses toward the major at Cornell College.
Students who are interested in pursuing K-12 certification to teach English/Language Arts should seek admission to the Teacher Education Program. See the Education department section for application and certification information.