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The study of language and literature is the heart of a liberal arts education. The major program at Gallaudet provides not only an understanding of our rich literary heritage, but also offers an opportunity to develop the advanced reading and writing abilities necessary for anyone wishing to participate fully in modern society. A major or minor in English prepares students for graduate school, careers in education, professional, and creative writing, and for a variety of professional fields. A minor in Writing provides students with the critical thinking skills and information and digital literacies that are essential to employment in the professional world, as well as the exploration of their creative capacities. Students who major in English may also minor in writing, but courses cannot be double-counted
Declaring a Major
Admission to the English major program requirements:
A grade of C or better in any ENG Literature-focused course or ENG 250 or their equivalents, and permission of Major/Minor coordinator or chair.
Students who have not yet declared a major in the English Department may take up to twelve credits of courses numbered 208 or above with permission of the English Major/Minor coordinator; thereafter, admission to the major program is required.
To be taken in freshman or sophomore years:
ENG 433 and ENG 435: Topic to be specified
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