English: Literature B.A.

The Major in English: Literature provides a broad overview of the literature of Britain, the United States, the Anglophone world, and beyond. Classes cover a broad range of literatures and cultures from the ancient world to the present day, and prepare students to be sensitive readers and proficient writers in a range of forms.

Here's how to satisfy the major requirements:

  • Take one or two 200-level literature classes, preferably in your first year
  • Take 350:308, Foundations of Literary Study, and 350:321, Survey of British Literature, as soon as you declare an English major
  • Be sure that at least two of your classes (subjects 350 or 352) focus primarily on literature before the year 1900
  • Be sure that at least one of your classes (subjects 350 or 352) focuses primarily on literature after the year 1900
  • Be sure that at least one of your classes (subjects 350 or 352) focuses on a single author or a small group of authors
  • Be sure that at least ten of your courses at any level have a subject code of 350 or 352
  • Be sure that at least ten courses (subject codes 200, 350, or 352) are at the 300- or 400-level
  • Be sure that at least one of those classes is at the 400-level (you’ll get the most out of this class if you take it later in your time at Rutgers)
  • Before you apply for graduation, be sure that you have at least 36 credits in English (subjects 200, 350, or 352) with a grade of C or better
For a complete list of classes that satisfy these requirements, see the Advising Worksheet.