Number of OCC credits that transfer toward the English major: 6

Take the prerequisite for the major.

  • There is not an OCC course approved as equivalent to the prerequisite.  You will need to take it after you transfer.

Take two courses from the list below.

  • ENG 1610: Women in Literature transfers as ENGLISH 215: Introduction to Women and Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 1720: Introduction to Literature: Poetry and Drama  transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • ENG 2550: British Literature Before 1700 transfers as ENGLISH 260: Introduction to British Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 2750: William Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories and Sonnets transfers as ENGLISH 267: World of Shakespeare for 3 credits
  • ENG 2760: William Shakespeare: Tragedies, Romances and Selected Poems transfers as ENGLISH 267: World of Shakespeare for 3 credits
  • ENG 2510: American Literature Before the Civil War transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 2520: American Literature Since the Civil War transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 2570: Survey of African American Literature transfers as ENGLISH 274: Introduction to Afro-American 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: 27

  • Prerequisite for the major: ENGLISH 298: Introduction to Literary Studies (3 credits)
  • 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 OCC classes cannot be used for area distribution as they are listed on the General Degree Requirement Transfer Guide.
    • ENG 1610, 1700, 1710, 1720, 2300, 2400, 2510, 2520, 2530, 2540, 2550, 2560, 2570,2750, 2760, 2770, 2780 cannot be used to fulfill humanities distribution
    • ENG 2780 and 2800 cannot be used to fulfill creative expression distribution
  • First Year Writing Requirement (FYWR): ENG 1520 can fulfill the FYWR for English majors.

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