ba requirements: language & literature

Language and Literature option

Autumn 2005 through Spring 2010
For students who declared the English major between Autumn 2005 and Spring 2010.
Students who declared the English major in Autumn 2010 and later must follow later requirements (Autumn 2010-Spring 2013) or current requirements (Autumn 2013 and forward). If you declared the English major before Autumn 2005, please consult an English adviser.

A minimum of 55 credits in English courses:

ENGL 202 (Introduction to English Language and Literature) and writing link ENGL 197 (Writing in the Humanities): 10 credits
(These classes have since been renumbered to ENGL 301 and 297.)

ENGL 302(Critical Practice): 5 credits
Prerequisite: ENGL 301/297 with grades of at least 2.0.

English Core: 25 credits
At least 5 credits from each of the three categories below.

English Electives: 10 credits
(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, cannot be counted toward the English major)

English Senior Capstone: 5 credits

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 20 credits in 200-level ENGL courses (including ENGL 202) may be applied toward the English major: 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.

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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