English Major—BA

Minimum of 37 semester course credits beyond ENG 001 and general BA requirements
All students must choose an emphasis (literature or creative writing) at the time the major is declared.

Core requirements for all majors
ENG 010Introduction to Literature3
Select three of the following: 19
Survey of African American Literature
Survey of American Literature I
Survey of American Literature II
From the Middle Ages to Milton: Introduction to British Literature I
Blood and Ink: Introduction to British Literature II
Senior Thesis Seminar:
ENG 189Senior Thesis in Creative Writing4
or ENG 191 Senior Thesis in Literature
Literature emphasis
21 additional course credits beyond core requirements
Select at least seven literature courses (five must be upper division) at least five (15 credits) from English (ENG); the remaining two (6-8 credits) may be literature courses in English (ENG), Ethnic Studies (ETHS), or Letters (LET).
Creative writing emphasis
21 additional course credits beyond core requirements
Required:
ENG 011/111Craft of Creative Writing3
Select four of the following (at least one must be lower division and at least two must be upper division): 212
Beginning Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop I
Beginning Fiction for Children and Young Adults Workshop
Advanced Fiction for Children and Young Adults Workshop
Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Poetry Workshop II
Select two literature or craft courses (one must be upper division) from English (ENG).6-8

Note: Transfer students with junior status will complete all of the requirements of the English major, except they must take two surveys (not three; minimum of 37 semester credits). Courses taken outside of Mills will be evaluated by the major advisor/department to determine which major requirements they may fulfill.