May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

English Major

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Learning outcomes:

  • Explain key concepts from English studies
  • Develop and write original texts across genres and modes
  • Understand and apply concepts and ideas related to issues of diversity such as race, class, sexuality, gender, ethnicity and others to texts across multiple genres and modes
  • Conduct research effectively in both traditional and new and emerging formats
  • Evaluate and employ resources effectively, using disciplinary conventions for citation and documentation


  • Within the 36 credits required for the major, students must complete at least 18 credits in courses at the 300-level.
  • Students must earn a C- or better for courses to count toward the English major degree.

English majors are encouraged to take some of their electives in additional English courses.

Core Required Courses (9 credits)

LIterature and Criticism Requirement (9 credits)

Take at least three courses from the list below, at least two of which must be at the 300-level.

Additional Course Requirement (6 credits)

In addition to the other requirements, students must take at least two additional courses in the department for a total of 6 credits.

Total Credits: 36

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