Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in English

The major in English at Lebanon Valley College advances the key goals of a liberal arts education by teaching students to ask probing questions about a wide range of texts and to appreciate the variety of creative accomplishments in the English language. While majors may choose to concentrate in literature, communications, creative writing, theater or secondary education, the basis for all concentrations is the study of literature: imaginative, complex, and challenging texts in a variety of genres and media.

Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Arts with a major in English

Gateway courses:
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature

Plus one of the following:
ENG 130 Intro to Media in Digital Age
ENG 140 Introduction to Theater
ENG 150 Intro. to Creative Writing

Theory courses:
Two of the following:
ENG 220 Lit. Theory & Its Applications
ENG 230 Hist. & Grammar of Eng. Lang.
ENG 240 Theater Production & Perform.
ENG 250 Creative Writing Form & Theory

Application courses:
Three of the following (one must be ENG 221 Survey of Amer. Literature I, 225, or 227):
ENG 221 Survey of Amer. Literature I
ENG 222 Survey of Amer. Literature II
ENG 225 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 226 Survey of English Lit II
ENG 227 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 228 Survey of World Literature II
ENG 231 Journalism and News Reporting
ENG 233 Multimedia Narratives
ENG 241 Acting I
ENG 251 Creative Writing Workshop

Specialization course:
Five of the following (one must be a pre-1800 literature course, including ENG 324 Shakespeare I, 325 and Special Topics, two of the five may be taken outside the major with advisor approval):
ENG 321 Poetry
ENG 322 The Novel
ENG 323 Film
ENG 324 Shakespeare I
ENG 325 Shakespeare II
ENG 330 Advanced Journalistic Writing
ENG 331 Persuasive Writing
ENG 335 Editing
ENG 341 Acting II
ENG 392 Special Topics in Literature
ENG 393 Special Topics in Writing
ENG 420 African-American Literature
ENG 421 Literature by Women
ENG 422 Post-Colonial Literature
ENG 430 Multimedia Feature Writing
ENG 451 Advanced Creative Writing

One of the following options:
ENG 099 Internship Portfolio    
ENG 400 Internship


ENG 499 Literature Capstone


ENG 450 Creative Writing Portfolio

Students must choose one of the concentrations below in addition to the core.

Secondary Education
Creative Writing