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Department of English
515 Orr Drive
446 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
Admission Requirements
A student who wishes to declare English as a major will be accepted it he or she has earned a minimum "B" average in the freshman communicative skills courses, ENC 1101 ENC 1102 and a 2.0 cumulative GPA. A prospective English major who does not have a minimum "B" average in freshman commuicative skills is required to petition for admission to the major by writing an entrance essay for the departmental admissions' committee. Based upon that body's recommendation, the student may or may not be admitted. The committee also reserves the right to recommend that a student registers and pass ENC 2300, Improving Writing with a minimum grade of "B" in the course. Moreover, all English majors are required to take LIT 2110 as an elective and, in accordance with Rule 6C3-4.09, they must earn a minimum grade of "C". An English major is required to become an active member of the English Literary Guild.

General Course Prerequisites

Each student enrolled in the university is expected to earn a minimum grade of "C" in ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 as prerequisites for enrolling in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or above. Students must be classified as juniors (60 smester hours) as a prerequisite for enrolling in courses at the 3000 or 4000 levels.

Course Requirements for the English Major
An English major must complete the following thirty-six semester hours with a grade of at least C in each course. All courses in which grades below C have been earned must be repeated. The overall average in major courses should be at lest 2.50. In addition, students must complete the following courses.
Supporting courses are history (EUH 3501, AMH 2091); French or Spanish (12 hrs); philosopy (PHI 2010); psychology (PSY 2012); anthropology (ANT 2000); speech (SPC 1050); and computer information systems (CGS 1160, EME 4400).

Assistance for CLEP and CLASP Students
The department offers assistance to any student enrolled in the university who passes the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in freshman communicative skill but who needs additional parctical writing experiences.