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English (B.A.)


Russell Sage College offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in English, as well as a minor in English.  We also cooperate with the Education program to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in English/Childhood Education with optional annotation in Middle Childhood Education.  Students who intend to enter the professional Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy program may complete the BA in English, leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) or the MS in Occupational Therapy.


Bachelor of Arts Degree in English

The BA in English provides students with a broad foundation in British and American literature through a number of survey courses and then allows students considerable individual choice from a rich array of courses that add depth to their programs.  All English courses value and hone analytical, writing and speaking skills; thus, an English major is excellent preparation for careers in business, law, medicine, and education, as well as for graduate study in literature.


Degree Requirements

English Studies: 4 Credits
ENG 190 Introduction to English Studies : 4 Credits

Survey Courses: 9 Credits
One must be before 1865
One must be American
One must be British

ENG 201 British Literature I : 3 Credits
ENG 202 British Literature II : 3 Credits
ENG 206 American Literature II : 3 Credits
ENG 208 American Literature I : 3 Credits
ENG 211 British Literature III : 3 Credits

Five English Elective Courses: 15 Credits

2 Courses must be Period Electives: 6 credits
ENG 303 Romantic Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 304 Victorian Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 305 Modern British Novel : 3 Credits
ENG 308 Modern Theatre : 3 Credits
ENG 313 Medieval Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 319 18th Century British Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 323 Renaissance Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 338 Modern American Novel : 3 Credits
ENG 341 Modern Poetry : 3 Credits

1 course must be Cross-Cultural: 3 credits
ENG 213 African-American Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 215 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 221 Native American Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 250 Women’s Literature : 3 Credits
ENG 264 The Bible as Literature : 3 Credits

2 additional ENG courses should be selected from the above lists or by advisement: 6 credits

One Major Author Course: 3 Credits
ENG 401 Shakespeare : 3 Credits
ENG 414 Chaucer : 3 Credits
ENG 448 Author Topics Course : 3 Credits

Capstone Course: 4 Credits
ENG 405 Senior Seminar/Project (BA English) : 4 Credits

Total credits in major: 35

Elective Courses: 53 Credits

RSC General Education Courses: 32 Credits

Total credits required for degree: 120