Number of West Shore credits that transfer toward the English major: 6

Take the prerequisite for the major.

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

Take two courses from the list below.

  • LIT 250: Introduction to Shakespeare transfers as ENGLISH 267: World of Shakespeare for 3 credits
  • LIT 211: American Literature Pre Colonial-1865 transfers as ENGLISH 270: Introduction to American Literature for 3 credits
  • LIT 213: World Literature transfers as ENGLISH 275: World Literature In English 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: 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 West Shore classes cannot be used for area distribution as they are listed on the General Degree Requirement Transfer Guide.
    • ENG 258 and LIT 101, 211, 212, 213, 250 cannot be used to fulfill humanities distribution
    • ENG 115 cannot be used to fulfill creative expression distribution
  • First Year Writing Requirement (FYWR): ENG 111 can fulfill the FYWR for English majors.


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