Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Sep 25, 2022  
Goucher College 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

English Major

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Majors are required to choose a minimum of 36 credits at the 200 to 300 levels, including at least three 300-level seminars. Advanced independent work and/or a senior thesis are recommended for students considering graduate literary studies or with the desire of graduating with honors in the major. ENG 200  should be taken as soon as students have completed college writing proficiency and no later than the end of sophomore year. Majors should select ENG 211  and ENG 212  as early as possible in their course of study.

Concentration in Literature

Concentration in Writing

Students whose primary objective is to develop their skills as writers may structure their major differently.


Majors in other departments are also welcome to take writing courses at the 200 level. Students may find internships in journalism, publishing, public relations, advertising, and other fields in which writing skills are essential through the Career Development Office.

Concentration in Secondary Education with Certification in English

Students who desire certification to teach English in the secondary schools should elect the literature concentration. See the secondary education requirements  listed under the Education Department.

Concentration in Prelaw Studies

Students interested in pursuing a legal career are encouraged to complete the prelaw concentration in conjunction with the requirements of the major. The prelaw concentration is an 18- to 21-credit program designed to broaden the student’s academic experience in preparation for law school. The prelaw concentration requires students to take courses outside of their major to expose them to methodologies and critical approaches not inherent to their own discipline but necessary for academic success in law school. A complete description of the prelaw concentration can be found under Prelaw Studies .

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