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Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in English

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
English majors are expected to work with their advisers to design a coherent but wide-ranging course of study. We encourage all students majoring in English to explore the full historical range of offerings; to investigate the spectrum of textual differences to be found in the study of Anglophone literatures, film, and oral traditions; and to include exposure to recent approaches in English studies, such as women's studies, literary theory, historical materialism, and cultural studies. With the help of their advisers, English majors should seek to create programs of study that expand their knowledge and challenge their preconceptions. English majors work out a sequence of courses in consultation with their advisers. Students should take survey courses early in their academic career in order to establish the necessary foundation for more advanced classes. Please note the following guidelines when applying creative writing courses towards the major: Creative Writing courses are defined as courses numbered English 0005-0016 A maximum of two Creative Writing courses at the introductory level in each of the areas offered (fiction, poetry, and journalism) may be applied "Writing Fiction: Intermediate" may be applied a maximum of two times "Nonfiction Writing" and "Intermediate Journalism" may each count only once There is no limit on the number of advanced creative writing courses (e.g. "Writing Fiction: Advanced" and "Forms of Poetry") that may be applied Any creative writing course (except for "Nonfiction Writing" and "Intermediate Journalism") may be repeated for credit and applied towards the major within the above parameters English majors may count up to five creative writing courses (defined as courses numbered English 0005- 0016) towards the major's required ten courses. The following parameters also apply to the major in English: Students must receive a grade of C- or higher in any course that they wish to count towards the fulfillment of English major requirements Only courses offered by the English Department or cross-listed with an English Department registration number can count for the English major. ExCollege courses may not be counted towards the major No more than four transfer courses may be applied towards the major. These must be taken in an English department.