Major Requirements

English B.A.

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Department requirements (39 credits)
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I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)

English 2120 and 2121 are both required. English majors should complete either English 2120 or 2121, or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. Fields of Study (15 credits)

One course from each of five of the following seven fields; at least two of the courses must be chosen from Fields 1 through 3:

1. Middle Ages: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.

2. Renaissance: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.

3. Eighteenth Century: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.

4. Nineteenth Century and Romanticism: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 4104; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.

5. American Literature and Culture: English 2402, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 4105; Comparative Literature 3622, 3623.

6. Modernism: English 3153, 3161, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3193, 4110, 4108; Comparative Literature 3608, 3607, 3610, 3618, 3624, 3625.

7. Postmodernism and Contemporary Discourses: English 3154, 3162, 3180, 3166, 3174, 3187, 3191, 3193, 3194, 4109; Comparative Literature 3609,3611, 3619, 3621, 3622, 3623, 3625.

III. Electives (18 credits)

Six additional courses, one of which must be an English or Comparative Literature seminar numbered in the 4000s. One may be in an allied discipline (Africana Studies, American Studies, Art, Classics, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Speech Communication Arts and Sciences, or any other with permission of the chairperson).

Creative Writing B.F.A.

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Program requirements (42 credits)
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I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)
English 2120 and 2121 are both required. Creative writing majors should complete either English 2120 or 2121, or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. Creative writing courses (15 credits)
a) English 2301.
b) One of the following sequences:
1) English 3301, 3302.
2) English 3304, 3305.
3) English 3306, 3307.

c) Two additional creative writing courses in the English Department.

III. Fields of Study (12 credits)
One course from each of four of the following seven fields; at least one course must be chosen from Fields 1 through 3:
1. Middle Ages: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.
2. Renaissance: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.
3. Eighteenth Century: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.
4. Nineteenth Century and Romanticism: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 4104; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.
5. American Literature and Culture: English 2402, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 4105; Comparative Literature 3622, 3623.
6. Modernism: English 3153, 3161, 3171, 3172, 3193, 4110, 4108; Comparative Literature 3607, 3608, 3610, 3618, 3622, 3624, 3625.
7. Postmodernism and Contemporary Discourses: English 3154, 3166, 3174, 3180, 3187, 3191, 3193, 3194, 4109 4110, ; Comparative Literature 3609,3611, 3625.

IV. Additional course requirements (9 credits)

Nine additional credits in advanced English Department courses. Related courses offered by other departments may be substituted with the permission of the English Department chairperson.

English Teacher (7-12) B.A.

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Program requirements
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Students must complete the following English Department requirements for the B.A. degree program for English teacher (39 credits):

I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)

English 2120 and 2121 are required. Majors in the English teacher program should complete English 2120 or 2121 or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. Fields of Study (12 credits)

One course from each of four of the following seven fields; at least one course must be chosen from Fields 1 through 3:
1. Middle Ages: English 3111, 3112, 3520, 4101; Comparative Literature 3614.
2. Renaissance: English 3120, 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 4102; Comparative Literature 3615.
3. Eighteenth Century: English 3131, 3132, 3133, 4103; Comparative Literature 3616.
4. Nineteenth Century and Romanticism: English 3140, 3141, 3142, 3143, 3145, 3151, 4104; Comparative Literature 3606, 3617.
5. American Literature and Culture: English 2402, 3151, 3152, 3153, 3154, 3156, 3157, 3158, 3159, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164, 3165, 4105; Comparative Literature 3622, 3623.
6. Modernism: English 3153, 3161, 3170, 3171, 3172, 3173, 3193, 4110, 4108; Comparative Literature 3608, 3607, 3610, 3618, 3622, 3624, 3625.
7. Postmodernism and Contemporary Discourses: English 3154, 3162, 3166, 3174, 3180, 3187, 3191, 3193, 3194, , 4109; Comparative Literature 3609,3611, 3625.

III. Field Concentration: English Teaching (12 credits)

Four courses, one from each of the following groups:
A. Language: English 3520, 3521, 3522, 3523, 3524, or a course in linguistics.
B. Composition: English 2115, 2116, 2301, 2302, 3137, or any other writing-intensive course.
C. Literature of diversity: English 3158, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3180, 3189, 3194, 4110, Comparative Literature 3613, 3619, 3622, 3623, 3624, 3625, or any course in literature and culture.
D. Children's and Young Adult Literatures: English 3189

IV. English 3122 or 3123 (3 credits).

V. Two additional English Department electives (6 credits).

In addition, students must complete the following pedagogical courses: SEED 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402, 3456, 4401, 4407 (26 credits). These courses are described in the Secondary Education section of this Bulletin. Also consult that section for specific grade requirements for the degree program for English teacher.

This four-term sequence may be started in the lower-sophomore term, or upper-sophomore term.
SEED 2001, 2002, 3401, 3402 (13 credits) and SEED 3456 may be taken after completion of SEED 2001 and 2002.

The appropriate 5-credit courses in student teaching:

SEED 4401 Seminar on Methods of Teaching English, Student Teaching I and

SEED 4407 Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching English, Student Teaching II

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Admission requirements and academic standing
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Students must have a GPA of 2.50 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take SEED 2001 and 2002. An average of 2.75 in SEED 2001 and 2002 is required to continue to SEED 3401 and/or 3402 or 3456. To take SEED 4401, students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher and permission of the head of the program in English education; to take SEED 4407-4406, students must earn a B- or higher in SEED 4401, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and have the permission of the head of the program in English education.

Journalism B.A.

Advisor: Professor Anthony Mancini, 3157 Boylan Hall, amancini [at] brooklyn [dot] cuny [dot] edu
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Program requirements (39-45 credits)
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I. (27 credits) All of the following: English 2401; 2402; 3403 or 3406; 3401 or 4402; 3402 or 3405; 3407; 4401; 4403.

II. (3-9 credits) English 3404 or 5401, or the Summer Broadcast News Institute: Television and Radio 3729.

III. (9 credits) Nine credits, approved by the director of the Journalism Program, in any department. No journalism courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Students should note that the prerequisite of English 2401 is one of the following courses with a grade of B or better: English [2.7], 1012, 2115, 2116 or2302.

Comparative Literature B.A.

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Program requirements (39 credits)
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I. English 2120 and 2121 (6 credits)
English 2120 and 2121 are both required. Comparative literature majors should complete either English 2120 or 2121 or be enrolled in one or the other, before continuing in other electives.

II. (9 credits) Three of the following: Comparative Literature 3614, 3615, 3616, 3617, 3618.

III. (9 credits) A total of three of the following courses chosen from at least two genres:
The novel: Comparative Literature 3606, 3607, 3609.
Drama: Comparative Literature 3610, 3611.
Other genres: Comparative Literature 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3608, 3612, 3613, 3624, 3625.

IV. (3 credits) One of the following: Comparative Literature 3619, 3621, 3622, 3626, 3627, 3629.

V. (6 credits) Comparative Literature 4601 or 4602 and any course listed under interdisciplinary and thematic studies.

VI. (6 credits) At least six credits in literature courses numbered higher than 2010 in a classical or modern language.

Students who have successfully completed the Communication 1202 and Humanities 1204 seminars of the Special Baccalaureate Degree Program for Adults or Comparative Literature 11 or the approved equivalents for the latter automatically have the prerequisites for any advanced course in comparative literature.

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