Apr 18, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

English - BA

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The English Department offers students five concentrations:

After taking ENGL 22000 - Introduction to Writing about Literature (W) , required of all students and a pre-requisite for all other courses in the major, students take thirty-nine credits (13 classes) of courses at the 300- and 400- level, with the exception of the following courses which are part of the major:

Depending on the concentration, students are required to take between 9-18 credits in literary studies, a range of credits in courses specific to their concentration, and between 9-15 credits in electives, including one advanced 400-level seminar. Up to 6 credits in the major sequence may be taken for CR/NC.

Teacher Education Pathway

Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recommendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.


In order to qualify for departmental honors, students must take the Honors Seminar (ENGL 49400 ) and write an honors essay. The essay is normally written in relation to the Honors Seminar and under the supervision of the professor teaching the seminar. To to take the Honors Seminar, students must first complete at least 24 credits of 300- and/or 400-level English classes with a GPA of at least 3.5 in those courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.8. Of these 24 credits, 21  must be taken at Hunter (in exceptional cases, 18 credits may suffice). The Honors Seminar requirement is in addition to the specified required courses in the student’s concentration. Students interested in pursuing departmental honors should consult an undergraduate adviser. Please see the college rules on Academic Honors  for more information in Academic Policies & Procedures  .


The Honors Seminar requirement is in addition to the specified courses in the student’s major concentration. Students interested in departmental honors should consult the undergraduate adviser.

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