ba requirements: language & literature

Language and Literature option

Effective Autumn 2015.
If you declared (or will be declaring) your English major prior to the start of Autumn 2015, please see the older requirement sets pertaining to the quarter and year when you became, or will become, an English major officially.

A minimum of 60 credits in English courses:

ENGL 202 [formerly ENGL 301] (Introduction to English Language and Literature) and writing link ENGL 297 (Writing in the Humanities): 10 credits
Minimum grades of 2.0 required in both courses.

ENGL 302 (Critical Practice): 5 credits
Minimum grade of 2.0 required. Must be taken within two quarters of declaring the English major per department continuation/satisfactory progress policy.

English Distribution: 15 credits
Five credits from each of the three distribution categories below.

English Electives: 25 credits
(Excluded courses are ENGL 285, Writers on Writing; ENGL 297, 298, and 299 Interdisciplinary Writing courses; ENGL 491, Internships; and ENGL 474-476, courses associated with the Puget Sound Writing Project; these cannot be counted toward the English major Distribution or Electives requirement.) Maximum 10 credits at the 200 level; the rest must be 300- to 400-level English.

English Senior Capstone course: 5 credits
Minimum grade of 2.0 required. To be taken during the final two quarters in the major, after successful completion of ENGL 302.

One course chosen from the capstone list:

Pre-1900 Literature:
At least 15 credits in ENGL courses must be focused on pre-1900 literature taught by the English Department. (These pre-1900 literature credits may overlap with other English major requirements.)

Limit on 200-level ENGL credit:
No more than 10 credits in 200-level ENGL courses (beyond the introductory ENGL 202 and ENGL 297) may be applied toward the English major electives: all other English credits must be taken at the 300 or 400 level.

Limit on Creative Writing courses:
No more than 5 credits in creative writing courses may be applied to the Language & Literature English major. Students who have been accepted by the competitive admission process to the English: Creative Writing option follow different requirements.

Grades and GPA Requirements:
ENGL 202 [formerly 301], 297, 302, and the Senior Capstone require minimum grades of 2.0 in each course. English majors must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 in all UW ENGL courses.

At least 25 ENGL credits applicable to the English major must be taken in residence at the UW Seattle.

The department also strongly recommends, but does not require, 5 credits in one of the following English language courses:

For assistance with planning and for questions, please consult English Undergraduate Advising.

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