Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Ms. Snyder, an English major, tells the story of why she chose to attend Saint Vincent College.
I love it when students raise challenging questions in class and present new ideas.
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Students majoring in English must take a common curriculum consisting of courses designed specifically for English majors, along with four courses in their concentration and four electives. In addition, English majors must complete four term project, two of which must be researched literary essays.
English majors must take the following 4 courses:
EL 202 - Intermediate Writing (taken after the freshman year)
EL 325- Literary Criticism I (offered only in the fall)
EL 326- Literary Criticism II (offered only in the spring)
Taken after the freshman year, these two Literary Criticism are not sequential.
EL 400- Senior Project
Taken during the fall semester of the senior year, this course engages you in the completion of your capstone project. Capstone projects may range from twenty-five page literary analyses to collections of poetry. These projects should spring from your concentrations and may be extensions or elaborations of a paper that you completed in another English course.
By the end of your freshman year, you should choose one of the following concentrations. Advisors will work with you to create term projects and a senior project that spring from your concentration. If you seek any exceptions for the courses required for the concentration, please see the department chair.
The concentrations that we currently offer are as follows: American Studies, Children's Literature, Classicism and Romanticism, Creative Writing, Drama and Performance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Literary Translation, Literature and Politics, Literature and Spirituality, Literature and the Family, Literature of Dissent, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Modernism and Postmodernism, Narrative, Poetry, Pop Culture Studies, Shakespeare, Women's Literature, World Literature, and Writing.
Term projects are heavily weighted requirements of certain courses listed below. The nature of these projects may vary, but two of your term projects must be researched literary analyses. You must file evidence of completed Term Projects in your electronic portfolio in the English Majors Blackboard site.
Inform your instructor that you would like your project to count toward the course project or literary research essay requirement, and upload that project to your online portfolio on the Blackboard site. Papers completed in the Common Courses, including your senior capstone project, DO NOT satisfy the term project requirement.
The following courses require Term Projects: