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A natural choice for those with a passion for English language and literature, this program is ideal preparation for successful and creative careers in literary writing, academics, journalism, law, and the communications industry.

Program Description

The English major provides the opportunity to study the great works of the literary tradition as well as contemporary works that shape our lives. The major develops students’ powers of critical analysis in reading and writing, preparing students to work in fields that require a mastery of language, including teaching, writing, editing, publishing, research, law, and communication.

Major Requirements

Choose 1 course from below (Foreign Language)
FRE 101 Elementary French I
GER 101 Elementary German I
GRK 101 Elementary Attic Greek I
ITA 101 Elementary Italian I
LAT 101 Elementary Latin I
POR 101 Elementary Portuguese I
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

12 credit hours below (Sophomore Core)
ENG 211 Introduction to British Literature I 
ENG 212 Introduction to British Literature II 
ENG 221 Introduction to American Literature I 
ENG 222 Introduction to American Literature II

6 credit hours below (Junior Core) 
ENG 315 Shakespeare I 
ENG 341 Literary Criticism

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Writing)
ENG 311 Advanced Academic Writing
ENG 304 Creative Non-Fiction
ENG 353  Writing in the Professions 

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Genre)
ENG 322 Great Short Stories 
ENG 323 Studies in Drama 
ENG 345 Film Literature

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Global Literary Traditions)
ENG 331 Great Works of World Literature 
ENG 332 Great Works of Western Literature 
ENG 334 Mythology

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Alternate Literary Traditions)
ENG 321 Southern Writers 
ENG 325 African American Literature 
ENG 333 Postcolonial Literature 
ENG 354 Women’s Literature

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Advanced Early British)
ENG 401 Renaissance Literature 
ENG 410 Medieval Literature 
ENG 416 Shakespeare II 
ENG 417 Milton

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Advanced Late British)
ENG 403 Restoration and 18th Century Literature 
ENG 406 British Romantic Literature 
ENG 408 Victorian Literature 
ENG 441 English Novel 
ENG 450 Modern and Contemporary British Literature

Choose 3 credit hours from below (Advanced American)
ENG 421 Early American and Transcendental Literature 
ENG 422 Realism and Naturalism 
ENG 423 Contemporary American Literature 
ENG 425 Modern American Literature

3 credit hours below (Senior Core)
ENG 470 - Senior Seminar

Additionally, an approved ENG 340 or ENG 440 course offering may be substituted for a 300-level requirement or 400-level requirement as noted on the list of Selected Topic course substitutions made available by Department of English faculty.

Minor Requirements

Students minoring in English are required to earn 18 credit hours in English from the following groups of courses: 6 hours from any 200-level ENG courses, 6 hours from any 300-level courses, 6 hours from any 400-level ENG courses. This excludes any creative writing classes.


The English Department at Flagler College offers lectures from renowned authors through the Writers-in-Residence program.

4 Year Plan

English Major
 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years

English Minor
 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years


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