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

Take the prerequisite for the major.

  • ENG 120: Introduction to Literary Study transfers as ENGLISH 298: Introduction to Literary Studies for 3 credits

Take two courses from the list below.

  • ENG 170: Modern Literature By and About Women transfers as ENGLISH 215: Introduction to Women and Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 243: Introduction to Literature - Short Fiction transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • ENG 246: Introduction to Literature - Novel transfers as ENGLISH 230: Introduction to Short Story and Novel for 3 credits
  • ENG 244: Introduction to Literature - Poetry transfers as ENGLISH 240: Introduction to Reading Poetry for 3 credits
  • ENG 245: Introduction to Literature - Drama transfers as ENGLISH 245: Introduction to Drama and Theatre for 3 credits
  • ENG 248: Introduction to Literature - Shakespeare transfers as ENGLISH 267: World of Shakespeare for 3 credits
  • ENG 251: American Literature from Colonial Times to the Civil War transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • ENG 252: American Literature from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to 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: 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 Schoolcraft classes cannot be used for area distribution as they are listed on the General Degree Requirement Transfer Guide.
    • ENG 170, 200, 243, 244, 245, 246, 248, 251, 252, 275 cannot be used to fulfill humanities distribution
    • ENG 205 and 206 cannot be used to fulfill creative expression distribution
  • First Year Writing Requirement (FYWR): ENG 102 and 221 can fulfill the FYWR for English majors.

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