English, BA/MA

Note: This curriculum reflects only course work to be taken as an undergraduate student. For additional course work to be taken as a graduate student, see the graduate program in the Northeastern University Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate students apply to the PlusOne bachelor’s/master’s program through the graduate school. Once admitted, students may count a maximum of 16 semester hours of graduate credit toward the undergraduate degree.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

English Major Requirements

Foundation Courses
ENGL 1400Introduction to Literary Studies4
ENGL 1700Global Literature to 15004
ENGL 1160Introduction to Rhetoric4
or ENGL 1410 Introduction to Writing Studies
Literary Periods
Early Literatures
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Shakespeare
The Bible
Medieval British Literature
Shakespeare’s Comedies
Shakespeare’s Tragedies
Sixteenth-Century British Literature
Topics in Early Literatures Abroad
Chaucer
Bedrooms and Battlefields: Hebrew Bible and the Origins of Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity
Bedrooms and Battlefields: Hebrew Bible and the Origins of Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity
Seventeenth to Eighteenth Centuries
Complete one of the following:4
Seventeenth-Century British Literature
Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Revolution and Revolt in Early American Literature
Early African-American Literature
Milton
Topics in Early Literatures
Topics in Shakespeare
Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Literatures
Nineteenth Century
Complete one of the followng:4
Romantic Poetry
Victorian Literature
Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
The American Renaissance
American Realism
Emerson and Thoreau
Nineteenth-Century Major Figure
Topics in 19th-Century Literatures
Twentieth to Twenty-First Centuries
Complete one of the following:
Twentieth-Century British Literature
Major Twentieth-Century British Novelists
Modern American Literature
Contemporary American Literature
Modern African-American Literature
The Modern Bestseller
Irish Literary Culture Abroad
Contemporary Israeli Literature and Art Abroad
Contemporary Israeli Literature and Art Abroad
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Major Figure
Topics in 20th- and 21st-Century Literatures
Topics in Film
Comparative Literature
Complete two of the following:8
Trouble in Utopia
Animals, Objects, Humans
Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
British Literature to 1800
British Literature 1800 to Present
American Literature to 1865
American Literature 1865 to Present
Global Literature 1500 to Present
The Modern Short Story
The Modern Novel
Modern Poetry
Contemporary Poetry
Contemporary Fiction
Postcolonial Literature
Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Asian-American Literature
U.S. Latino/a Literature
Native American Literature
Horror Fiction
Science Fiction
What Is Nature? (Abroad)
The Literature of Science
Film and Text Abroad
Film and Text
Fantasy
Children’s Literature
The African-American Novel
Topics in Postcolonial Literature
Topics in Genre
Theories and Methods
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Rhetoric
Introduction to Writing Studies
Literary Theory
Rhetoric of Law
Technologies of Text
The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Opening the Archive
Research in Rhetoric and Writing
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Linguistic Analysis
Syntax
Semantics
History of English
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one of the following:4
Advanced Writing in Literature
Advanced Writing for Prelaw
Advanced Writing in Education
Writing
Complete two of the following:8
Creative Writing
Writing in Global Contexts
Writing to Heal
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Style and Editing
Writing and Community Engagement
Writing Boston
Nonfiction Workshop
Topics in Writing
Publishing in the 21st Century
Capstone
ENGL 4710Capstone Seminar4
or ENGL 4720 Capstone Project
Diversity
Complete one of the following courses, which can also count toward another requirement in the major:4
Early African-American Literature
Modern African-American Literature
Writing in Global Contexts
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
Postcolonial Literature
Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Asian-American Literature
U.S. Latino/a Literature
Native American Literature
The African-American Novel
Electives
Complete any two ENGL courses, except for First-Year Writing and Advanced Writing in the Disciplines, that has not already been used to fulfill another requirement. The following courses may also be used as electives:8
Modern Film and Global Culture
Gender and Film
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Linguistic Analysis
Syntax
Semantics
History of English
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics

Experiential Learning Requirement

Complete one course in experiential learning from the list below, an education practicum, or a Dialogues of Civilization experience. (Other study-abroad programs may not be used.) This course can also count toward another requirement in the major.

Experiential Learning Course Work
ENGL 2740Writing and Community Engagement4
ENGL 3340Technologies of Text4
ENGL 3381The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing4
ENGL 4400Opening the Archive4
ENGL 4410Research in Rhetoric and Writing4
ENGL 3375Writing Boston4
Experiential Learning for Education Minors
Education minors automatically fulfill the experiential learning requirement for English. See the curriculum guide for education.
Dialogues of Civilization
Complete one Dialogues of Civilization experience. (Other study-abroad programs may not be used.)

English Major Credit Requirement

Complete 56 semester hours in the major.

Graduate Courses taken as an Undergraduate Student

Complete four graduate courses in the following range:12
ENGL 5000 to ENGL 7999

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Minimum 3.000 GPA is required in all graduate courses