The Catholic University of America

Requirements

  • ENG 231 and 232 (History of English Literature I and II);
  • Two courses from the group 331, 332, and 333 (Intensive Readings in Lyric, Drama, and Narrative); 351 or 352 (Chaucer and His Age); 431 (Plays of Shakespeare); and
  • four other upper-division courses in English or American language and literature.

Besides courses in English and American literature numbered 300 and above, two of the following courses carrying lower numbers may be used to fulfill part of the requirement for "four upper-division courses": ENG 235 and 236 (American Literature) and HSHU 102, 203, and 204 (University Honors). One upper-division course in writing (e.g., ENG 301, 302, 326, 327) may be included among the courses for the concentration. ENG 331, 332, 333, 431 and 432 are open only to English concentrators. Click here to see complete course offerings and course descriptions.

A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required in ENG 231 and 232. Concentrators who have received a grade of C or lower in the 100-level writing course (101, 103, 105) are required to include among their upper-division English offerings a course in expository or argumentative writing (ENG 326 or 327).

English concentrators are required to pass a comprehensive examination given in the second (spring) semester of senior year. Click here for details about the senior comprehensive examination.