Combined Major

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    Combined Majors

    Designated faculty members from each department will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major.

    The combined majors offer options for students who want to combine in-depth study in two different areas and conduct independent research.

    Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

  • English/ Classical Studies

    English/Classical Studies

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    15.5 units, including:

    Eight courses in Classics, including:

    CLSC 205 Ancient Myth in Epic Poetry

    CLSC 208 Mythology: Greek Drama

    CLSC 306 The Classical Tradition (or approved CLSC substitute)

    Two other literature classes in classics (may include language classes at the 200 level or higher)

    A minimum of three other classics department courses

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in Latin or Greek and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the classical studies department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

  • English/ French

    English/French Major

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    14 courses and a senior project to be distributed as follows:

    Seven courses in French, including:

    FREN 305 Writing in French through Culture and Literature

    Three courses selected from:

    FREN 320 The Individual in Society;

    FREN 324 Francophone Cultures and Literatures;

    FREN 325 The Origins of France;

    FREN 326 Revolution in France;

    FREN 327 The Question of Modernity

    Three 400-level courses in literature/culture

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in French and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the French department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

    Designated faculty members from each department will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. Study abroad in a French-speaking country is very strongly recommended.

  • English/ German

    English/German

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    14 courses and a senior project distributed as follows:

    Seven courses in German, including:

    GERM 321 Introduction to German Literature

    Two additional 300-level courses

    Two 400-level courses

    Three electives, selected from a list of approved LLC courses with a CLAC in German or 300-level German courses

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in German and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the German department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

    Designated faculty members from each department will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. Study abroad in a German-speaking country is very strongly recommended.

  • English/ Greek

    English/Greek

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    15.5 units, including:

    Eight courses in Greek, including:

    CLSC 306 The Classical Tradition (or approved CLSC substitute)

    Seven courses in Greek language and literature

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in Greek and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the Greek department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

  • English/ Latin

    English/Latin

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    15.5 units, including:

    Eight courses in Latin, including:

    CLSC 306 The Classical Tradition (or approved CLSC substitute)

    Seven courses in Latin language and literature

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with literatures in Latin and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the Latin department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

  • English/ Theatre

    English/Theatre

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    14.5 units, including:

    Seven courses in theatre, including:

    THTR 203 Introduction to Light and Sound, or THTR 206 Introduction to Costume, or THTR 301 Scene Design

    THTR 207 Text and Performance

    THTR 208 Fundamentals of Design

    THTR 212 Basics of Acting or THTR 308 Basics of Directing

    THTR 309 Classical Theatre or THTR 319 Theatre History: Modern and Contemporary

    THTR 370 Staging Gender, THTR 210 Performing Diversity, or THTR 229 Going Solo: The Politics of Identity in Contemporary Solo Performance, THTR 239 Latinx On Stage: From the Barrios to Broadway, or THTR 320 Twentieth- Century Acting Styles and Theory 

    THTR 407 Collaboration and Production

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300 level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Portfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a comparative topic dealing with Theatre and English will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one from the Theatre department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

    Please note the following caveats:

    No single course can count in two categories.

    Students in the combined major cannot also minor in Theatre or English.

  • English/ WGSS

    English/Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Note: A grade of C (2.0) is required in all coursework comprising the major.

    13.5 units, including:

    Six courses in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, including:

    WGSS 200 Introduction to Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

    WGSS 490 Senior Capstone Experience

    Four additional WGSS electives (not from the English Department) at least two of which must be above the 200-level

    Seven courses in English, including:

    Two FSLT courses taught in the English Department (one must be completed before enrolling in advanced courses in the major/minor; the second may be taken concurrently with advanced courses)

    One 300-level course from Group A (literature before the early to mid-19th century)

    One 300-level course from Group B (literature after the early to mid-19th century)

    Two additional courses at the 300-level

    ENGL 400 Junior/Senior Seminar

    IDST 379 Combined Major Project/Porfolio

    A senior writing project (taken for one half unit as IDST 379) on a topic related to both English and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be required. The paper must be 20-30 pages long and will make significant use of primary and secondary sources, and will be conducted through independent study. Students should select a focus for the writing project no later than spring of the junior year, and will have two supervisors, one from the English department and one approved by the Women's Studies board, who is not from the English department. By the beginning of senior year, the student should designate one of the supervisors as the primary supervisor, and this supervisor will have primary responsibility for determining the student's grade on the writing project after considering an evaluation and a suggested grade supplied by the second supervisor. If there is sharp disagreement between the two supervisors over the final grade, the primary supervisor's departmental chairperson will appoint a third reader/grader, whose decision will break the deadlock between the first and second supervisors.

    No more than one unit of internship credit in women, gender, and sexuality studies will be counted towards the combined major.