Program Components for the Additional Major in English

ADDITIONAL MAJOR IN ENGLISH

The Department of English provides opportunities in the study of classic and modern literary works, and the art of lucid, eloquent, and compelling written expression.  Courses are designed to give students both a broad familiarity with and understanding of all genres of literature and composition, as well as specialization in areas in which they are specifically interested. Majors in English expand their exposure to both classic and contemporary literature and develop their erudition and ability to expound upon literary, philosophical, and creative topics in graceful, logical, and powerful prose.  Additional studies stress practical and theoretical critical analysis, historical and social perspectives of British and American literature, and the relationship of various literary philosophies to the Torah precepts which lie at the heart of an HTC education. Students who successfully complete a second major in English are prepared for the pursuit of graduate study or professional careers in literary studies, education, creative writing, journalism, editing and publishing, library science, law, and advertising.

Major in English – Core Curriculum

Semester Credit  Hours Required

Residency Requirement     

ENGL 275:   Major British Writers I

3

ENGL 276:  Major British Writers II

3

ENGL 285:   The American Experience

3

3

ENGL 301:   Practical Literary Criticism

  

3

3

TOTAL                                                   

12

English Literature Electives – Level I

(Select two in residence)

Semester Credit Hours Required Residency Requirement

ENGL 201:  Introduction to World Literature

ENGL 203:  Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 205:  Introduction to the Short Story

ENGL 255:  Oral Interpretation of literature

ENGL 295:  Analysis of Children’s Literature

Approved Comparative Literature Course

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL LEVEL I   

6

6

 

English Literature Electives – Level II

(Select five with three in residence)

Semester Credit Hours Required Residency Requirement

ENGL 310:  Shakespeare

3

ENGL 311:  Advanced Grammar and Stylistics

3

ENGL 320:   Contemporary Short Fiction: Multicultural  Perspectives

3

ENGL 325:  History of the English Language

3

ENGL 330:  Studies in Nineteenth Century American Literature

3

ENGL 335:  Masters of World Literature

3

ENGL 340:  Studies in Nineteenth Century British Literature

3

ENGL 345:  Modern American Literature

3

ENGL 350:  Southern Literature

3

ENGL 355:  Ethnic Literature

3

ENGL 360:   American Women Writers

ENGL 365:  British Women Writers

3

3

TOTAL LEVEL II:

15

9

TOTAL FOR THE MAJOR

33

21

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