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Program Requirements



Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. All students also must fulfill Liberal Arts Core and University requirements, and some of the following courses may also satisfy those requirements.

  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice or EN 240 Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies
  • EN 400 Internship or CMD 400 Internship
  • EN 424 Senior Seminar or CMD 404 Performance Media Lab

All majors also complete coursework in a chosen Track. Majors can choose from Literature, Writing, Media & Performance Studies, or Secondary Education Licensure.  Learn about our Tracks of study here!

Minor Requirements (Effective Fall 2017)

An English minor can enhance and complement study in a variety of areas, especially communications, history, political science, business, and psychology. However, students can choose to complete a minor in English regardless of their fields of study. Students majoring in Liberal Studies can also choose English as a concentration. Learn more about our minors here!

All minors take 18 credits in English: 

  • EN 200 Elements of Literary Study 
  • EN 290 Literary Theory and Practice 
  • Six credits from EN 201 through EN 230
  • Six credits from EN courses numbered 321 or above

Honors

Students who meet honors requirements are eligible for membership in the international English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta.

Department of Literature & Languages

Dr. Tonya Howe, Chair
(703) 284-5762

G126 Butler Hall
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

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