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Sample First and Second Year Programs

For students beginning the major as first-year students

Courses typically taken by a first year English major: 

Fall Spring
Hum 110        Hum 110
Group III course Group III course
First-year language  First-year language
(Group I)  (Group I)

 

Courses typically taken by a second year English major:

Fall Spring
200-level English course   200 level or 300-level English course
Group I course (e.g. Hum 2XX)  Group I course (e.g., Hum 2XX)
Second year language   Second-year language
200 level English course  Elective

 

For students beginning the major as sophomores

Courses typically taken by a first year English major:

Fall Spring
200-level English course  A 200- or 300-level English course   
Group I course (e.g., Hum 2XX)       Group I course (e.g., Hum 2XX)
Group III if needed or elective Group III if needed or elective
Foreign language     Foreign language

 

 Courses typically taken by a second year English major:

Fall Spring
English elective (300 level)    English elective (300 level)
Elective  Elective
Non-English literature course (300 level) or second-year language     Non-English literature course (300 level) or second-year language
Junior Seminar

 

Off-campus Study Options

The English faculty strongly recommends that English majors who wish to study abroad do so in their sophomore year. Study abroad in the junior year can make it difficult to schedule both the junior seminar and the junior qualifying exam.

Reed's exchange programs with the Schools of English at the University of East Anglia and Sussex University in England have provided semester or year-long study opportunities for Reed's English majors. In addition, an exchange program at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland offers English majors a wide variety of course offerings in literature. Other Reed programs that may provide courses of interest to English majors include: Sarah Lawrence College, with strong offerings in writing and women's literature and Howard University, with an array of offerings in African American literature. English majors with foreign language proficiency can take literature courses in Reed programs in Germany, France, Russia, Costa Rica, Spain, and Ecuador.

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