Our English program has a simple goal: to help you engage in the never-ending work of reading more insightfully, thinking more clearly, and writing more beautifully. We know that you’ll be long gone from us when you’re at your best, but we know ourprograms in literature, education, and creative writing
will help you get there. We believe that literature is one of the most powerful ways that humans express what it means to be human, and that a steady, disciplined reading of classic and modern literature
gives you insight and inspiration as you create your own texts. Our writing courses help you pursue your own creative vision and build toward careers in editing, publishing, journalism, or technical writing. Lastly, our courses in literary theory, rhetoric, and linguistics help you explore the powers and limitations of language, and thought.
graduates can look forward to excellent placement opportunities in various careers, professional schools, and graduate programs around the country. Approximately one-third of Carroll's English graduates become educators in primary or secondary schools. Others pursue successful careers in advertising, business, communications, journalism, public relations, politics, publishing, and numerous other fields.
Major Program Requirements
ENLE 200 Literary Studies
ENWR 264 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENWR 498 Capstone Seminar
A. English Language Requirements
ENLE 333 Introduction to the English Language
ENLE 404 Literary Criticism
B. Foreign Language Requirement
A modern or classical second language through the intermediate level.
C. Literature Requirements
1. One course each in four of these literary periods:
2. Five English or Literature course electives:
Any additional ENLT, ENWR or ENLE courses or SP 301,
302, FR 301, 302 404, or GM 405
Among the period courses and electives there must be:
Two British Literature Courses
Two American Literature Courses
Two World Literature Courses (Either ENLT 334,
an appropriate special topics course, or SP 301,
302, FR 301, 302 404, or GM 405)
3. One course in a single marginalized group:
ENLT 410, 411, 412, or an appropriate special topics course
D. Language and Criticism Requirement
One Additional Course in English Language or Criticism:
Any ENLE beyond those listed above under “English Language Requirements.”
Minimum 48 credits, 16 courses, plus foreign language
The department strongly encourages majors to take one literature
course in a language other than English.