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Department of English
515 Orr Drive
446 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 
Admission Requirements
Any  student who is in good standing may become an English major. All English majors are encouraged to become active members 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, ENC 1102 or the honors equivalent or in any course offered by the department at the 2000 level or above.

Course Requirement for the English Major
An English major must complete the following thirty-six (36) 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 least 2.00. In additon, students must complete the following:

Supporting courses are history (EUH 2000/3000/4000 or AMH or AFA 2000/3000/4000); French or Spanish (12hrs); philosophy (PHI 2010); psychology (PSY 2012); anthropology (ANT 2000); speech (SPC 1017/ 2608); and computer information systems (CGS 2060 or EME2040).

The English major requirement of thirty-six (35) semester hours above the general studies requirements does not mean that additional hours are not encouraged; they are, in fact strongly recommended for all mahors for complete background preparation.

The Minor Requirements for English Majors

All students must select a minor field of study in an area of concentration; such as humantiies, theatre, foreign language, history, art, music, philosophy, journalism, or another area approved by the advisor and the chairperson.

The Requirements for the Minor in English

The English minor requires 18 credit hours. The student should select one of the two concentrations for the minor.

Minor in Literature:
The minor in English with a literature concentration:

Prerequisite: LIT 2110 Introduction to Literature I or LIT 2120 Introduction to Literature II (3) credits

Aditionally, 15 credits hours may be selected from the following:

ENL 3013 English Literature I or ENL 3034 English LiteratureII or any 3000 or 4000 ENL course
AML 3041 American Literature I or any 3000 or 4000 AML course
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition
LIT and 3000 or 4000 course
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar or LIN 4060 History of the English Language
AML 4604 African American Legacy I or AML 4934 Seminar in African American Literature or any 4000 African American Literature
ENL 4331 Shakespeare I or 4332 Shakespeare II

Minor in Writing:

The minor in English with a writing concentration:

Prerequisite: LIT 2110 Introduction to LiteratureI or LIT 2120 Introduction to Literature II (3) credits

Additionally, 15 credits hours may be selected from the following:

ENL 3013 or 3034 English Literature or any 3000 or 4000 ENL course.
AML 2010 American Literature I or AML 3041 American Literature II or any 3000 or 4000 AML course
LIN 4680 Advanced Grammar or LIN 4060 History of the English Language
ENC 3320 Advanced Composition or ENC 3243 Technical Writing
CRW 3110 Techniques of Fiction or CRW Techniques of Poetry or any CRW 3000 or 4000 course
AML 4604 African American Legacy I or any 4000 African American Literature course
LIT any 3000 or 4000 course.


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. It is recommended that such student enroll for a minimum of three (3) semester hours in a 2000 or 3000 level composition course. Other specialized courses in composition are also offered to meet the needs of students in written communication.