If you’re an English major also completing a Lynch School of Education major or minor, you’ll need to fulfill more specific requirements to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge within the discipline. In addition to the First Year Writing Seminar, the Literature Core, Studies in Poetry, and Studies in Narrative, you will need the following courses:
• one Pre 1700 Class
• one Pre 1900 Class
• one course on Anglophone or Ethnic American Authors
• one course on Women Authors
• one course on the History of the Language/Grammar/Linguistics
• one course on Adolescent and Young Adult Literature
• two English electives
To help you gain sufficient knowledge across this spectrum, you may consider taking one or more general survey courses (e.g. Introduction to British Literature and Culture I and II, American Literary History I, II and III) to fulfill some of these requirements. Students with questions about the EN/LSOE requirements should contact Treseanne Ainsworth in Stokes S493.
Minor in Secondary Education
As an MCAS English major, you may apply to minor in Education in order to gain certification for teaching. The program begins in the junior year. Contact the Coordinator of Secondary Education or the Associate Dean in the Lynch School of Education during the first semester of your sophomore year for more information.