B.A. in English - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Department of English

B.A. in English

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in English requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
English Major 36 credits
Major Courses 21 credits
ENGL 303 Shakespeare (3 credits)
ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I (3 credits)
ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II (3 credits)
ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation (3 credits)
ENGL 334 American Literature I (3 credits)
ENGL 335 American Literature II (3 credits)
ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar (3 credits)
Context courses with emphasis on writing and speaking 12 credits
Upper-Level Elective in English
(ENGL375/475 Internship is recommended)
3 credits
Open Electives 38 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Three core credits in the Humanities may be satisfied with Major requirements.

Sample Program

B.A. in English (121 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 9 credits
Open Elective 3 credits
TOTAL 28 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 12 credits
ENGL 315 The English Tradition in Literature I 3 credits
ENGL 316 The English Tradition in Literature II 3 credits
ENGL 317 Introduction to Literary Interpretation 3 credits
ENGL 334 American Literature I 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course 3 credits
Open Elective 6 credits
TOTAL 33 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 6 credits
ENGL 335 American Literature II 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context course 3 credits
ENGL 375/475 Internship 3 credits
Open Electives 12 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

Core Course 3 credits
ENGL 303 Shakespeare 3 credits
ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar 3 credits
ENGL XXX Context Course 3 credits
Upper-level elective in English 3 credits
Open Electives 14 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120