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Advising Guide

Majors in English select one of three specialty tracks: literature, linguistics, and writing. All tracks feature the same sequence of Common Core classes. Secondary Education Language Arts teaching majors also complete the Common Core. The sections that follow are designed to clarify the recommended order of classes and answer some common questions and provide helpful hints for completing your English major or minor.


Click for: List of Advisors and Advising Specialties | Catalog Information for the English B.A. Degree & Majors/Minors


English Coursework and Degree Plans

Early in their studies, students should model their course selection on the 4 year matrices below. Faculty in the English department also strongly recommend that students complete their 100-level LACC courses in Writing and Literature before beginning their 200-level courses.

In their senior year -- preferably three terms before graduation -- students should complete the appropriate Degree Plan in consultation with their advisor, then file it with the Registrar's Office. Students may also wish to visit the Academic Advising and Learning Center, also linked below.


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List of Faculty Advisors

Faculty in the English department share advising duties and can advise on any major or minor track. Students can also select any professor as their advisor. To assist a student in choosing an advisor, the following list categorizes faculty by their professional specialties.

Students seeking initial licensure for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle or High School authorizations should also see Dr. Mary Reynolds or Dr. Gwenda Rice in the College of Education. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts/Science degrees in Education, please visit the Division of Teacher Education advising page.



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