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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2016-17


English

Chair: Andrew McCann

Vice-Chair: Aden Evens

Professors C. G. Boggs, L. E. Boose, C. Dever, C. Huntington, T. H. Luxon, A. L. McCann, P. McKee, D. E. Pease, I. T. Schweitzer, B. E. Will; Associate Professors M. A. Chaney, A. Chee, G. Edmondson, A. L. Evens, V. Francis, A. W. Halasz, T. O’Malley, M. C. Otter, J. Sharlet, S. A. M. Vásquez, M. F. Zeiger; Assistant Professors A. S. Bahng,  B. Gamboa, A. Garrison, C. Haines, A. Khan, P. Stuelke; Senior Lecturers G. Lenhart, C. L. Tudish; Lecturers J. Dobson, C. Harner, A. Jetter; Visiting Professors W. Craig, M. Olzmann

 

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The English Major

Requirements: The Major in English requires the successful completion of eleven major courses.

1. The courses must satisfy the following distribution requirements according to the Course Groups, listed below: at least 2 courses from Group I; at least 2 courses from Group II; at least 1 course from Group III; at least 1 course from Group IV.

2. Two courses must be selected from the Literary Histories (ENGL 1, ENGL 2, ENGL 3).  These courses may be used to satisfy the Course Group requirements.

3. One course must be a Junior Colloquium (ENGL 61 - ENGL 65). This course may also satisfy one of the Course Group requirements.

4. One course must be a Senior Seminar (ENGL 71 - ENGL 75). This course may also be used to satisfy any of the Course Group requirements.

5. One course must be designated as satisfying the Culminating Experience Requirement.  This may be a Senior Seminar or, in the case of students seeking a degree with Honors, the first term of ENGL 98. The Culminating Experience course must be taken and completed after the sophomore-junior summer term.

Students electing the major in English should bear in mind the following:

1. Transfer credits normally cannot be used in the major. Students wishing to be granted an exception must petition the CDC (Committee on Departmental Curriculum). If approval is granted, transfer courses are subject to the rules that apply to substitute courses.

2. Two substitute courses (appropriate major courses from other departments at Dartmouth) are permitted within the major. Normally, substitute courses cannot satisfy the Course Group requirements.

3. No substitute courses may satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement.

4. To become an English major, students must consult with a professor to plan their courses.  Students formally elect the major in English by submitting a proposed plan of courses through DegreeWorks and meeting with one of the English faculty to get approval. At the time of faculty approval the student must also submit a completed and signed major worksheet to the department administrator.  Students must meet with their major advisor a second time in the last term of the junior year or the first term of the senior year in order to review their major plan.

Concentration in Creative Writing

Students electing a concentration in Creative Writing must pass a prerequisite course, ENGL 80, ENGL 81, or ENGL 82 prior to enrolling in any other Creative Writing course.  The concentration consists of four courses. Courses satisfying this concentration must include:

One course selected from ENGL 83, ENGL 84, ENGL 85.

A second course selected from ENGL 80, ENGL 81, ENGL 82, ENGL 83, ENGL 84, ENGL 85, ENGL 87; or an approved colloquium or topics course in English with a significant writing component; or, an approved course in another department with a workshop orientation (e.g., FILM 33, Writing for the Screen I; THEA 50, Playwriting I; ENVS 72, Nature Writers); or, a senior project (ENGL 89 or ENGL 98).

A course in contemporary poetry, prose, prose nonfiction, or drama in the English Department, or any other course within the English Department carrying the CW tag, or a creative writing course offered by another department.

Note: Students must be admitted to one of the Creative Writing intermediate courses (ENGL 83, ENGL 84, ENGL 85) before they can elect the Creative Writing concentration.  Students may not elect the minor in the Creative Writing concentration until they have been admitted to ENGL 83, ENGL 84, or ENGL 85.  A writing sample is required with the application to ENGL 83, ENGL 84, and ENGL 85

Modified Majors

Students may propose a modified major in English by designing a special program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor in the Department. One may modify the major in English with a selection of courses from other departments and programs, or one may modify a major in another department or program with a selection of English courses. In both cases the modifying courses nominated must be courses that qualify for major credit in their home department or program. The Culminating Experience should be satisfied according to the primary department’s or program’s rules. Proposals for modifying the major in English should also explain the rationale for modifying the standard major.

Proposals for both kinds of modified majors must be submitted to the Vice Chair of the English Department as a formal petition and proposal. Proposals to modify another major with English courses must be approved by the Vice Chair of English before going forward to the primary department or program for final approval as a major program. Proposals to modify the major in English with other courses must be submitted, along with an authorizing signature from the secondary department or program, to the Vice Chair of English and the CDC for their deliberation and approval. The Vice Chair’s signature signifies final approval of a modified major in English.

 

Modified major in which English is the primary subject:

Requirements: This major requires the successful completion of eleven major courses.

1. All students proposing a modified major with English as the primary department must complete at least 2 courses from Group I; at least 2 courses from Group II; at least 1 course from Group III; at least 1 course from Group IV.

2. Two courses must be selected from the Literary Histories (ENGL 1, ENGL 2, ENGL 3).  These courses may be used to satisfy the Course Group requirements.

3. Four courses from another department or program must be selected, approved by the CDC, and completed successfully.

4. One English course must be a Junior Colloquium (ENGL 61 - ENGL 65) or ENGL 90.  This course may also satisfy one of the Group requirements outlined above.

5. One English course must be designated as satisfying the Culminating Experience Requirement. This may be a Senior Seminar or, in the case of students seeking a degree with Honors, the first term of ENGL 98. The Culminating Experience course must be taken and completed after the sophomore-junior summer term.

Modified major in other departments or programs modified with English courses:

Requirements: Four English courses selected from those numbered ENGL 1, ENGL 2, ENGL 3 and ENGL 10 -ENGL 75 and ENGL 80 - ENGL 91. No substitutions or transfer credits are permitted.

 

The Minor in English

The minor in English requires the successful completion of six major courses. No substitutions and no more than one transfer credit will be permitted.

 

The Major in English with Honors

Students enrolled in the major in English who have completed at least six major courses by the end of their junior year and have a grade point average (GPA) in the major of 3.5 or higher and an overall college GPA of 3.0 or higher may apply for the Honors Program. Eligible students apply by submitting their college record to the Honors Directors along with a formal proposal of an honors thesis. The thesis is to be completed during two terms of ENGL 98, the first of which counts as the Culminating Experience in the major. The second ENGL 98 constitutes a twelfth course in the major program, separate from all other requirements outlined above.  

There are two prerequisites for the Honors Program: 1) Students must complete a 70s-level seminar in English prior to the first term of ENGL 98; and 2) the theory requirement (Course Group 4) should be satisfied before the term in which the candidate completes the honors thesis and submits it for evaluation. That is, no one may satisfy the theory requirement and the thesis requirement in the same term. In addition, participation in a bi-weeky seminar, which will meet usually at the 3A hour, is required.  Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to advance to the second term of ENGL 98.

For complete information about applying to and successfully completing the Honors Program, including further regulations, deadlines, and advice, please consult the Directors of Honors.

 

English Study Abroad

The English Department offers two Foreign Study Programs (FSPs), one offered annually at King's College, London and one held in alternating years at Trinity College, Dublin (2017, 2019). Both English FSPs are held during the fall academic term. Participation in both English FSPs is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. To participate in the program for a given year, students must have completed all first-year requirements and one English course (other than ENGL 7) with a grade of B or better. (The English course requirement may, in certain circumstances, be waived by the director.)

Students enrolled in English FSPs register for ENGL 90, ENGL 91, and ENGL 92. Students who successfully complete either of the English FSPs will be awarded credit for ENGL 90, ENGL 91, and ENGL 92. ENGL 90 and ENGL 91 will carry major or minor credit; ENGL 92 will carry one non-major college credit. In no case will students receive more than two major or minor credits in English for work completed on an ENGL FSP. The major requirements satisfied by ENGL 90 and ENGL 91 vary with each program. For specific information on FSPs and major requirements please consult with the FSP directors and the English Department’s website at URL http://www.dartmouth.edu/~english/

Please check the English Department website for up-to-date information on course offerings http://www.dartmouth.edu/~english/