Total Minimum Credits = 120
1World Ready Language Track (WR track) requires successful completion of a two course sequence in a World Language (depending on placement) and three approved courses on the culture/history/literature/film related to that language, but taught in English. (Total of 15 credits.) For detailed information refer to Policies - Language Requirements in the undergraduate catalog.
2See list of options for writing electives.
3See requirements for literature electives, Theory/Composition/Language, capstone, and portfolio requirements below. One literature elective must fulfill the department’s Diverse Traditions requirement. Some students may satisfy the Diverse Traditions requirement with a 2000 level course and should consult with their advisors to be sure that they will also satisfy both the DCA SRE ELOs.
4Quantitative Literacy (QL) is fulfilled outside the English major. The department recommends that all majors take Math.1110 which fulfills both the Math Breadth of Knowledge requirement and the Quantitative Literacy ELO. See QL course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill this requirement.
A minimum of 36 credits, appropriately distributed, is required in English department courses. Students may not exceed the maximum of 54 credits of English department courses (not counting College Writing I II). At least 66 credits must be earned outside of the major.
No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.
Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your advisor.
Restriction on off-campus study:
Two foundation courses are required (6 credits):
Five approved writing electives are required (15 credits):
One capstone course is required (3 credits):
Any 4000 level writing course on the list above or ENGL.4900 Directed Study in Writing (must be pre-arranged with faculty approval).
Students must submit an electronic portfolio of work to a JPW faculty committee in order to graduate. This portfolio should include a resume and cover letter, and substantial written and/or multimedia work created for a public audience, including assignments from relevant coursework, output from extracurricular activities, and work done as part of an internship.
Two literature electives are required (6 credits):
Students take at least two 3000/4000 level literature courses (any 3000 or 4000 level literature course qualifies).
One of the following Theory/Composition/Language courses is required (3 credits):
One of the following is required (3 credits):
Optional: Up to six free English electives may be taken (0-18 credits):
Additional English courses (up to six courses within the 54 credit limit) may be taken in literature, theatre, or writing. For students contemplating graduate school in the discipline, additional 3000 or 4000 level writing and literature courses are recommended. Students planning a career in secondary teaching should consider the Undergraduate Seminar on the Teaching of Writing.
Last updated: 3/07/2019