B.A. degree program in English
HEGIS code 1501
NYS SED program code 02043

Program/Department Advisers

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
BROOKS, ELAINE UG Deputy 718-951-5195 2308 Boylan Hall ebrooks @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Tues. 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MOSER, JANET Director Eng 1 & 2 718-951-5195 2314 Boylan Hall jmoser @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Mon. & Wed. 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Thurs 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
TREMPER, ELLEN UG Department Chair 718-951-5194 2308 Boylan Hall etremper @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Wed. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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Department requirements (39-41 credits)
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Students may concentrate in the standard English program or in the History and Literature concentration (see "III. Electives" below).

I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)
English 2120 and 2121 are both required. English majors should complete either English 2120 or 2121, or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. Fields of Study (15 credits)

One course from each of five of the following seven fields; at least two of the courses must be chosen from Fields 1 through 3:
1. Middle Ages: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.
2. Renaissance: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.
3. Eighteenth Century: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.
4. Nineteenth Century and Romanticism: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 4104; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.
5. American Literature and Culture: English 2402, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 4105; Comparative Literature 3622, 3623.
6. Modernism: English 3153, 3161, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3193, 4110, 4108; Comparative Literature 3608, 3607, 3610, 3618, 3624, 3625.
7. Postmodernism and Contemporary Discourses: English 3154, 3162, 3180, 3166, 3174, 3187, 3191, 3193, 3194, 4109; Comparative Literature 3609, 3611, 3619, 3621, 3622, 3623, 3625.

III. Electives (18-20 credits)

Standard English concentration
Six additional courses, one of which must be an English or Comparative Literature seminar numbered in the 4000s. One may be in an allied discipline (Africana Studies, American Studies, Art, Classics, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, or any other with permission of the chairperson).

Or: History and Literature concentration
Six additional courses:
1. English 4113;
2. a second course in a student's chosen historical period (from Fields 1-7);
3. a course from the History Department or an American Studies course, cross-listed with History, complementing the two literature courses in the chosen field;
4. English 4114;
5. Either
(a) the one-semester senior thesis (English 5103) and one elective (any field or genre in English or Comparative Literature or a course from an allied department); or
(b) The two-semester senior thesis (English 5104 and 5105).

To qualify for this concentration, students must have B+ or higher average and obtain permission from the chair or major's counselor. They should seek guidance in choosing their field of study and consult with the counselor on a suitable thesis advisor.