- One unit in the Division of the Arts: art, dance, music, or theatre.
- Two units in literature outside the major, either in the original language or in translation. English majors may satisfy the division requirement with courses in which the readings are in the original language or in translation. Ancient Mediterranean studies majors may satisfy the division requirement with two units of 300-level literature in their second classical language.
The senior thesis may take the form of a detailed critical or historical essay on a topic drawn from any of the major fields of study embraced by the division, or it may take the form of a creative work. All thesis proposals must be approved by the division; approval of a creative thesis proposal is given only if the candidate shows a developed sense of his or her craft and submits a writing sample that shows promise of creative talent.
Humanities 210, 220, or 230.
Transfer students should take a foreign language placement test at the time of their first registration.
Students who wish to take a course in literary theory may wish to consider Literature 400 or Literature 401. Other courses with a strong emphasis on literary theory include English 333, English 356, English 393, German/Literature 391, German/Literature 392, and Russian/Literature 413.