Number of LMC credits that transfer toward the English major: 9

Take the prerequisite for the major. 

  • ENGl 208: Literary Interpretation transfers as ENGLISH 298: Introduction to Literary Studies for 3 credits
  • HONR 258: Literary Interpretation Honors transfers as ENGLISH 298: Introduction to Literary Studies for 3 credits

Take two courses from the list below.

  • ENGL 218: Ethnic Minority Literature transfers as ENGLISH 201: Readings in Multicultural American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 207: English Novel transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • HONR 208: Honors American Novel transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • ENGL 215: Poetry transfers as ENGLISH 240: Introduction to Reading Poetry for 3 credits
  • ENGL 206: Modern Drama transfers as ENGLISH 245: Introduction to Drama and Theatre for 3 credits
  • ENGL 203: Masterpieces of English Literature I transfers as ENGLISH 260: Introduction to British Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 205: Into to Shakespeare transfers as ENGLISH 267: World of Shakespeare for 3 credits
  • ENGL 209: American Novel transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 210: U.S. Literature I transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 216: Literature of Black America transfers as ENGLISH 274: Introduction to Afro-American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENGL 220: Contemporary Fiction transfers as ENGLISH 285: Introduction to 20th Century Literature for 3 credits

Note: You can take more than two of these classes and they will transfer to count for your LSA degree as elective credit.  However, only two of the classes will count for the English major.

Number of credits that you will have to complete after transfer to complete the English major: 24

  • 24 additional credits at the 300 and 400 level to include the following requirements:
    • Three courses on literature written primarily before 1900, at least one of which must be on literature written primarily before 1830, and at least one of which must be on literature written primarily before 1642
    • One course in American literature
    • One poetry course
    • One course designated "Identity and Difference"
    • Additional coursework to reach 30 total credits including the 6 credits transferred in

Completing General Degree Requirements as an English Major

  • Courses that transfer with the U-M subject ENGLISH cannot be used for Area Distribution for English majors.  Therefore the following LMC classes cannot be used for area distribution as they are listed on the General Degree Requirement Transfer Guide.
    • ENGL 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 208, 209, 210, 211, 215, 216, 220 and HONR 204, 208, 258 cannot be used to fulfill humanities distribution 
    • ENGL 217 and HONR 256  cannot be used to fulfill creative expression distribution
  • First Year Writing Requirement (FYWR): ENGL 102 and 103

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