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Linguistics Requirements

The English major is a flexible one, allowing students to pursue studies in literature, creative writing, folklore, linguistics, and professional writing.

Regardless of which concentration the student declares, the program requires 120 hours of coursework with 36 hours in English (exclusive of first-year writing courses).

Two courses are required of all majors, regardless of concentration: ENGL 290 (Introduction to Literary Studies) and ENGL 490 (Senior Seminar).

In addition, all majors in the College of Liberal Arts must declare a minor field, in which 18 hours are required, six of them at the 300- or 400-level. Visit the online catalog for a list of minors.

English majors may elect not to specify a concentration if they prefer more leeway in their curriculum.