Be an effective writer.

Well-versed and competent writers are essential to every industry. At Trinity, you will learn about the history of language and literature, contemporary critical theories, and how to master the discipline of the pen. Be prepared to creatively and effectively express your unique voice in any context you choose.



Our program has a focus on British literature and additional coverage of American and World literatures. Requirements total 42 hours. Up to 6 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Studies in Poetry
  • Renaissance Literature
  • History and Structure of the English Language

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Knowledge of structure and style is part of the writing process, but knowing how to effectively express a message requires practice. You will have the chance to gain experience during your time here by working with the Trinity Digest (Trinity’s student newspaper). Leave here prepared to enter a career in journalism, editorial work, publishing, or any number of other fields.

Career Objectives Include:

Course Title Credits
English Core (42 hours)
Theory Course (3 hours)
ENG 230 Survey of Contemporary Critical Theory 3 hours
Genre Courses (9 hours)
ENG 220 Studies in Poetry 3 hours
ENG 222 Studies in Fiction 3 hours
ENG 224 Studies in Drama 3 hours
Required Period Courses (6 hours)
ENG 306 Renaissance Literature 3 hours
ENG 310 Romantic Literature 3 hours
Period and Author Courses (15 hours)
Choose one of the American literature courses, plus 12 additional hours:
ENG 302 Classical Literature 3 hours
ENG 316 Modern European Literature 3 hours
ENG 318 American Literature I 3 hours
ENG 320 American Literature II 3 hours
ENG 350 Topics in Literature 3 hours
ENG 406 Shakespeare 3 hours
Advanced Major Courses (6 hours)
ENG 414 History and Structure of the English Language 3 hours
ENG 420 Capstone Seminar in the British Novel 3 hours
Skill Course (3 hours) – Choose one:
ENG 210X Business Communication 3 hours
ENG 240X Writing for the Media I 3 hours
ENG 336 Creative Writing 3 hours