English, Minor

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.

Minor Requirements
ENGL 1020Literature Before 16601
or ENGL 1820 British Poetry 1660 - 1914
Select 1 course unit of 2000 Level Research Seminar1
Select 3 course units of ENGL courses3
Select 1 course unit of ENGL or Related course (with permission)1
Total Course Units6

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.