The 36-hour major begins with courses designed to develop students' writing and introduce them to the history and interpretation of literary genres and the theories behind interpretation. Upper-division literature courses deal with specific periods or themes. Three of these are electives. Students seeking secondary teaching certification can fulfill the English requirements for certification without taking English courses beyond the major requirements.

For students declaring the English Major, the Major requires:

Course Credits
Rhetoric (ENGL 115) 3
Methods Workshop (ENGL 210) 3
Poetry (ENGL 221) 3
Theory / Criticism Elective* 3
Language / Linguistics Elective* 3
British Literature Pre-/Post-1800; American Literature Pre-/Post-1900
(6 hours of one; 3 of the other)
9
Three English Electives* 9
Senior Seminar (ENGL 499) 3
Total Hours 36
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A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the English courses
Undergraduates who wish to be certified as teachers of English on the secondary level are advised to consult with the Chair of the English Department and with the Office of Teacher Education and Placement regarding specific requirements for teacher certification.
Questions? Contact Dr. Graley Herren, Professor and Chair of English
herren@xavier.edu | (513) 745-2877 | Hinkle Hall 235

For students declaring the English Major - Writing Concentration, the Major requires:

Course Credits
Rhetoric (ENGL 115) 3
Methods Workshop (ENGL 210) 3
Professional Writing (ENGL 305) 3
Theories and Research in Writing (ENGL 337) 3
Language / Linguistics Elective* 3
Three Literature Electives 9
Three Writing Electives 9
Senior Seminar (ENGL 499) 3
Total Hours 36
*Click here for a list of courses that fulfill these requirements
Click here for a PDF copy of all possible courses for this major
A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in the English courses
Undergraduates who wish to be certified as teachers of English on the secondary level are advised to consult with the Chair of the English Department and with the Office of Teacher Education and Placement regarding specific requirements for teacher certification.
Questions? Contact Dr. Graley Herren, Professor and Chair of English
herren@xavier.edu | (513) 745-2877 | Hinkle Hall 235