Students deciding to pursue English at Penn study language, literature, literary history and theories of literary production in a thirteen-course major of flexible design. While completing the language and literature requirement and the five required courses in the literary historical "core," majors also pursue their own special literary interests in six-course concentrations of their own choosing. English offers more than twenty distinct concentrations, including several options for creative writers.
|ENGL 1020||Literature Before 1660||1|
|or ENGL 1820||British Poetry 1660 - 1914|
|Select 1 course unit of 2000 Level Research Seminar||1|
|Select 3 course units of ENGL courses||3|
|Select 1 course unit of ENGL or Related course (with permission)||1|
|Total Course Units||6|
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2022 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.