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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.
- 42 credit hours
- 5 faculty/adjuncts
Did You Know?
As an English major, you will have the distinctive opportunity to study abroad at The University of Oxford during the summer, or even for an entire semester if you choose!
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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CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS
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:
Joshua Held, ’09
“My professors guided me through scholarly research methods carefully and patiently, and they helped me to see myself as a professor."
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|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|