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Undergraduate & Graduate Dates to Remember*

Fall Term 2009

August 26-30 Wolfpack Welcome
August 31 Classes begin
September 4
Add deadline
October 30 Last day to withdraw & last day
to apply for graduation
December 11 Last day of classes
December 12-18 Final Exams

Spring Term 2010

January 8 New Student Orientation
January 11 Classes begin
January 15 Add deadline
March 12 Last day to withdraw & last day to apply for graduation
April 28 Last day of classes
April 30 - May 6 Final Exams
May 8 Commencement - all colleges

*College of Law dates on Law Bulletin

CHAIR: Katherine H. Adams, Ph.D., Office: 316 Bobet Hall
PROFESSORS: Katherine H. Adams, John J. Biguenet, Barbara Ewell, Andrew F. Macdonald, Mary A. McCay, Peggy McCormack, John F. Mosier
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS: Christopher Chambers, Melanie McKay, Mark Yakich
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: John Sebastian, Janelle Schwartz, Chris Schaberg, Hillary Eklund
PROFESSORS EMERITI: William T. Cotton, Ronald E. Foust, Phanuel A. Egejuru, Marcus A.J. Smith
LECTURERS: Dale Hrebik, Mary Waguespack, Robert Ficociello, Robert Bell, Brooke Ethridge, Jennifer Jeanfreau, Jarret Lofstead, Nancy Rowe, Jennifer Shimek, Tracey Watts
WEB PAGE: chn.loyno.edu/english/

Requirements for Major in English (Literature and Writing)

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in literature, students must compete 36 hours in British and American literature, literary criticism and interpretation, and literature or writing electives, after first taking ENGL T122, A205, or A210. ENGL A205 is the required freshman composition course for English majors; ENGL A210 is a more advanced version of A205; students entering the major after taking ENGL T122 need not take A205 or A210. ENGL A205 or A210 and ENGL A206 should be completed in the freshman year. Majors take 18 hours of distribution requirements in Medieval, Renaissance, Restoration/18th-century, 19th-century, and American literature before 1900, as well as critical theory, not necessarily sequentially. Literature courses listed in the Common Curriculum may be taken for major credit with the permission of the adviser and instructor.

For a bachelor of arts degree in English with a concentration in writing, students should take ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 plus ENGL A206 in their freshman year. In addition, students take five literature courses, including one course in British literature before 1800 and one course in American literature. Students must also complete six writing courses. As a part of the writing major, many students complete an internship at a magazine, business, or school. Many also work with The New Orleans Review, a nationally prominent literary periodical sponsored by the department.

For English majors in either the writing or literature concentration who are participants in the University Honors Program, ENGL H233 and ENGL H234 are accepted in lieu of A205/A210 and A206. However, English Honors students are encouraged to take one or the other of the two latter courses with their English-major classmates.

English majors and minors can take advantage of many extracurricular activities within the department. They can join Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, as well as ALEPH, an English department club. They work on ReVisions, our student literary magazine, and The Reader’s Response, our annual anthology of students’ academic writing. The department also sponsors regular poetry readings involving students and faculty and presents guest lecturers.

English majors can expand their academic program by participating in our summer Irish studies program in Dublin, our summer Paris studies program, or our exchange programs with Keele University in England and the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

English majors may take a minor in another discipline, to be determined in consultation with the adviser. Students must consult their assigned advisers in curriculum matters before registering for each semester.

Bachelor of Arts - English Literature or Writing

Freshman  
F
S
Major ENGL A205 or ENGL A210 — ENGL A206
3
3
Foreign Language  
3
3
Common Curriculum  
9
9
   

15

15

     

30

English majors in the University Honors Program must take one English honors course, ENGL H233, H234, or H235. English Honors students should also take ENGL A210 and A206.

Sophomore  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives
6
3
Electives  
6
6
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
15
15
     
30
Junior  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives
6
6
Electives  
6
3
Common Curriculum  
3
6
   
15
15
     

30

Senior  
F
S
Major Combination of distribution requirements and electives
6
6
Electives  
3
6
Common Curriculum  
6
3
   

15

15

     

30

There is an optional honors thesis for majors with a 3.5 GPA in the major and 3.0 cumulative. The thesis must be registered for in the fall of the senior year, but students must get approval from the Thesis Director and the English Honors reader. Students must start research in the summer following their junior year, and must complete the assignments listed on the English department web page. The thesis is worked on during the summer and the first semester and is completed in the second semester of the senior year (3+3 hours). English majors who are in the University Honors Program are required to write either the English Honors thesis or the University Honors thesis (1 + 2 hours).

TOTAL: 120 cr. hrs.    

View English Course Descriptions

(View Common Curriculum Requirements.)