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Undergraduate Education in New Brunswick/Piscataway
Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students
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Course Notation Information
Accounting 010
African Area Studies 016
Africana Studies
Aging 018
American History 512
American Literature
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Armenian 078
Art 080, 081
Art History 082
Arts and Science 090
Asian Studies 098
Astrophysics 105
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Business Law 140
Catalan 145
Cell Biology
Chemistry 160
Chinese 165
Cinema Studies 175
Cognitive Science 185
Community Development
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203, 206
Douglass College Courses
East Asian Languages and Area Studies 214
Economics 220
Education 300
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Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Departmental Honors Program
Certificate Programs
Notice to All Students
Courses (350) and (351)
Courses (353)
Courses (354)
Courses (355) and (356)
Environmental Certificates
European Studies 360
Exercise Science and Sport Studies 377
Film Studies
Finance 390
Food Science 400
Foreign Language Proficiency Certificates
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
German 470
Greek 490
Greek, Modern Greek Studies 489
Hindi 505
History/French Joint Major 513
History/Political Science Joint Major 514
Hungarian 535
Individualized Major
Interdisciplinary Studies
Italian 560
Japanese 565
Jewish Studies 563
Journalism and Media Studies 567
Junior Year Abroad
Korean 574
Labor Studies 575
Latin 580
Latin American Studies 590
Life Sciences
Linguistics 615
Livingston College Courses
Management 620
Marine Sciences 628
Marketing 630
Mathematics 640
Medical Technology 660
Medicine and Dentistry
Medieval Studies 667
Middle Eastern Studies 685
Military Education, Air Force 690
Military Education, Army 691
Molecular Biology
Nutritional Sciences 709
Operations Research 711
Philosophy 730
Physics 750
Physiology and Neurobiology
Planning and Public Policy 762
Polish 787
Political Science 790
Portuguese 810
Psychology 830
Public Health
Puerto Rican and Hispanic Caribbean Studies 836
Religion 840
Russian 860
Russian, Central and East European Studies 861
Rutgers College Courses
Science, Technology, and Society
Social Work 910
Sociology 920
South Asian Studies 925
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Study Abroad 959
Theater Arts 965, 966
Ukrainian 967
University College–New Brunswick College Courses
Urban Studies
Visual Arts
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Douglass College
Livingston College
Rutgers College
University College
Cook College
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers Business School: Undergraduate-New Brunswick
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS)
School of Engineering
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
General Information
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses English Major Requirements  

Major Requirements

The major consists of a minimum of 36 credits in English above the 100 level, including at least 18 credits at or above the 300 level. All majors must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Both terms of 01:350:219,220 Principles of Literary Study, which should be taken in the sophomore year.

2. Four 300- or 400-level courses from four out of the following five periods:

a. Medieval

b. Renaissance

c. Restoration/18th century

d. Nineteenth century

e. Twentieth century and contemporary

3. One course in African-American literature.

4. One course in literary theory.

5. One 400-level seminar.

A course taken to fulfill a period requirement also may be used to fulfill the African-American literature or the seminar requirement, if it is so designated in the departmental handbook; similarly, if so designated, a seminar may be used to meet the literary theory or African-American requirement. However, no course may be used to fulfill more than two requirements.

Courses that may count as credits toward the major are listed under the subject codes 350 (English), 351 (English: Topics), 353 (English: Literary Theory), and 354 (Film Studies). All courses fulfilling period requirements and the African-American requirement are listed under 350; all courses listed under 353 fulfill the literary theory requirement.

A maximum of four English courses taken outside the Department of English at Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway may be applied toward the major. Students who participate in study abroad may apply a total of six courses from outside toward the major. Transfer students who wish to apply transfer courses toward the major first must obtain approval from the undergraduate director. Enrolled English majors who wish to take an English courses outside Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway must have prior approval from the undergraduate director. Students are urged to consult the English department for further information.

Grades of Cor better must be earned in all courses used to fulfill the requirements of the major.

Options within the Major

The department offers three special options within the major. Each option requires at least 15 credits in the area of concentration. Please see departmental handbook (available in Murray Hall, Room 104) for details.

Creative Writing.For majors who wish to develop the craft and discipline of writing poetry, fiction, drama, and other forms through a coherent sequence of creative writing and literature courses.

Feminist Studies in English.For majors who wish to concentrate their work within the department's substantial offering of courses devoted to women writers, women and film, women and literature, and feminist criticism.

Film.For majors with a particular interest in the critical and historical analysis of film and its relation to literature.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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