School of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Majors and Courses

  • English

    Bachelor's Degree in English

    No matter what career you intend to pursue, a strong foundation in reading, writing, and analytical skills is essential. With an bachelor's degree in English from Dean College, you’ll be ready for success in any field.

    The English major features in-depth coursework ranging from literature and poetry to creative writing and journalism. At the same time, you’ll take an array of liberal arts courses to round out your education.

    Classes at Dean are small, so you’ll get personal attention from professors who know your strengths and goals. And you’ll have many opportunities to practice your craft by writing for Inscriptions, the department’s literary journal.

    When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to transfer to a four-year program and then pursue graduate or professional study. And you’ll be ready for a successful career in the law, education, banking, publishing, social work, consulting, business—or wherever your passion takes you.

    Course Sequence

    English

    MAJOR (48 credits) Credits
    LAS 111
    Introduction to the Liberal Arts
    3
    WRITING ELECTIVE
    Writing Elective
    3
    AMERICAN LITERATURE
    American Literature Elective
    3
    AMERICAN LITERATURE
    American Literature Elective
    3
    BRITISH LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    British Literature Elective
    3
    BRITISH LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    British Literature Elective
    3
    WORLD LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    World Literature Elective
    3
    LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    Literature Elective
    3
    LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    Literature Elective
    3
    LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    Literature Elective
    3
    LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    Literature Elective
    3
    LITERATURE ELECTIVE
    Literature Elective
    3
    LAS 415
    Critical Theory
    3
    CAR 200
    The Internship Preparation Seminar
    1
    CAR 300
    The Internship Experience
    2
    ENG 450
    Senior Seminar in English
    3
    ENG 495
    Senior Capstone in English
    3
    CORE (43 credits) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 180
    Human Biology
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ENG 320
    Advanced Essay Writing
    3
    COM 327
    Applied Professional Communication
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE
    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (30 credits) Credits
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    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 121 Credits
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