English and Graphic and Information Design, BA

The Department of English and the Department of Art + Design offer an interdisciplinary combined major in English and graphic and information design. Students interested in the combined major in English and graphic and information design integrate the study of literature and writing with the design of message and meaning, integrating text, image, and data.

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 Requirements

English Course-Level Requirement
In addition to the capstone, two of the courses chosen from the lists below must be numbered 3000–4999.
Foundational Courses
ENGL 1400Introduction to Literary Studies4
ENGL 1160Introduction to Rhetoric4
or ENGL 1410 Introduction to Writing Studies
Complete one of the following courses. This course may also be used to fulfill an additional English requirement below:4
Early African-American Literature
Modern African-American Literature
Postcolonial Literature
American Women Writers
Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S.
Asian-American Literature
U.S. Latino/a Literature
Native American Literature
Writing in Global Contexts
The African-American Novel
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
Pre-Nineteenth-Century Literature
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to Shakespeare
Global Literature to 1500
The Bible
Medieval British Literature
Shakespeare’s Comedies
Shakespeare’s Tragedies
16th-Century British Literature
17th-Century British Literature
18th-Century British Literature
Revolution and Revolt in Early American Literature
Early African-American Literature
Topics in Early Literatures Abroad
Medieval Romance and Modern Readers
Bedrooms and Battlefields: Hebrew Bible and the Origins of Sex, Gender, and Ethnicity
Topics in Early Literatures
Topics in Shakespeare
Topics in 17th- and 18th-Century Literatures
Nineteenth-Century Literature
Complete one of the following:4
Romantic Poetry
Victorian Literature
19th-Century British Fiction
19th-Century American Novels
The American Renaissance
American Realism
Emerson and Thoreau
19th-Century Major Figure
Topics in 19th-Century Literatures
Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Literature
Complete one of the following:4
20th-Century British Literature
Major 20th-Century British Novelists
20th- and 21st-Century American Novels
Modern American Literature
Modern African-American Literature
Contemporary American Literature
The Modern Bestseller
Irish Literary Culture Abroad
Contemporary Israeli Literature and Art Abroad
From Kafka to Kushner: Modern and Contemporary Jewish Literature
20th- and 21st-Century Major Figure
Topics in 20th- and 21st-Century Literatures
Topics in Film
Theories and Methods
Complete one of the following:4
Grammar: The Architecture of English
Introduction to Rhetoric
Introduction to Writing Studies
Narrative Medicine
Literary Theory
Writing for Social Media: Theory and Practice
Rhetoric of Law
Technologies of Text
The Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing
Topics in Literary Criticism
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Opening the Archive
Research in Rhetoric and Writing
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Linguistic Analysis
History of English
Language and Gender
Topics in Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Complete one of the following:4
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
American Women Writers
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)
Literature and Politics
The Literature of Science
Film and Text Abroad
Film and Text
Children’s Literature
Psychology and Literature
The African-American Novel
Representing Gender and Sexuality in Literature
The City in Literature
Topics in Genre
Topics in Postcolonial Literature
Topics in Comparative Textual Studies
Complete one of the following:4
Creative Writing
Style and Editing
Digital Writing
Writing and Community Engagement
Writing in Global Contexts
Writing to Heal
Visual Writing: Writing Visuals
Writing Cultures
Writing Boston
Creative Nonfiction
Poetry Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Nonfiction Workshop
Topics in Writing
Publishing in the 21st Century
The Writer’s Marketplace
ENGL 4710Capstone Seminar4
or ENGL 4720 Capstone Project
English Electives
Complete two English courses not used above.8

Graphic and Information Design Requirements

Art and Design at Northeastern
ARTF 1000Art and Design at Northeastern1
Art and Design Fundamentals
ARTF 1122
and ARTF 1123
2D Fundamentals: Surface and Drawing
and 2D Tools
ARTF 2220
and ARTF 2221
4D Fundamentals: Sequence and Drawing
and 4D Tools
Art and Design History
ARTH 2210Modern Art and Design History4
ARTH 2215History of Graphic Design4
ARTG 1250Design Process Context and Systems4
ARTG 2250
and ARTG 2251
Typography 1
and Type Tools
ARTG 2252Graphic Design 14
ARTG 3350Typography 24
ARTG 3451Information Design 14
Degree Project
ARTG 4550Design Degree Project 14
Art and Design Electives
Complete one of the following:4-5
Photo Basics
and Photo Tools
Animation Basics
and Animation Tools
Video Basics
and Video Tools
Programming Basics
Observational Drawing
Conceptual Drawing
3D Fundamentals: Structure and Drawing
and 3D Tools
5D Fundamentals: Experience and Drawing
and 5D Tools
Interaction Design 1: Responsive
and Interaction Design Tools
Time-Based Design
Graphic Design 2
Identity and Brand Design
Service Design
Interaction Design 2: Mobile
Design Degree Project 2
Information Design 2
Environmental Design
Typography 3

Integrative Requirement

Integrative English Course
ENGL 3340Technologies of Text4

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required