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English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Academic Planning

Major Checklist 

  • Major in English Literature (Major Code 123)
    CORE REQUIREMENTS (five courses)

    A. One course in British literature to 1660
    (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    B. One course in British literature 1660-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    C. One course in American literature to 1920
    (ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    D. One course on Shakespeare
    (ENG 245)

    E. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310 or ENG 320)

    ELECTIVES IN ENGLISH, RHETORIC, OR CREATIVE WRITING (five courses)

    F. Four advanced courses
    (ENG/CW/RHET 300-399, 400-490, 495, 498-499)

    G. One intermediate or advanced course
    (ENG/CW/RHET 200-299, 300-399, 400-490, 495, 498-499)

     

  • Concentration in Creative Writing (Major Code 823)

    ENGLISH LITERATURE CORE REQUIREMENTS (five courses)

    A. One course in British literature to 1660
    (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    B. One course in British literature 1600-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    C. One course in American literature to 1920
    ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    D. One course on Shakespeare
    (ENG 245)

    E. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310 or ENG 320)

    CREATIVE WRITING REQUIREMENTS (five courses)

    F. One Introductory Creative Writing Workshop
    (CW 250 Fundamentals of Creative Writing)

    G. One Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
    (Any CW 350)

    H. One Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
    (CW 450A (Poetry), CW 450B (Fiction), CW 450C (Memoir)

    I. Two Additional Advanced Creative Writing or English Courses*
    (CW 380, CW 450, CW 499, ENG 300-399, ENG 400-490,
    ENG 498-499)

    *Majors admitted to Binghamton University before Fall 2004 may elect to follow the requirements listed in the Binghamton University Bulletin for their year of admittance, or they can follow the newer requirements. In place of section I above, bulletins before 2004 require CW majors to take one CW 380, one additional advanced CW course, two semesters of the same foreign language taken during college, and one course in another art at the 300-level or above.

     

     

  • Concentration in Global Culture (Major Code 967)

    GLOBAL CULTURE CORE REQUIREMENTS (six courses)

    A. TWO of the following THREE:
    One course in British literature to 1660 (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    One course in British literature 1660-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    One course in American literature to 1920
    (ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    B. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310)

    C. One course in globalization and culture
    (ENG 320)

    D. One course on Contestations of Nation in Literature
    and Culture
    (See separate list.)

    E. One course Global Cultural Productions
    (See separate list.)

    ELECTIVES IN ENGLISH, RHETORIC, OR CREATIVE WRITING (four courses)

    F. Three advanced courses
    (ENG/CW/RHET 300-399, 400-490, 498-499)

    G. One intermediate or advanced course
    (ENG/CW/RHET 200-299, 300-399, 400-490, 495, 498-499)

     

     

  • Concentration in Rhetoric (Major Code 223)

    ENGLISH LITERATURE CORE REQUIREMENTS (five courses)

    A. One course in British literature to 1660
    (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    B. One course in British literature 1660-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    C. One course in American literature to 1920
    (ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    D. One course on Shakespeare
    (ENG 245)

    E. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310 or ENG 320)

    RHETORIC REQUIREMENTS (five courses)

    F. One rhetorical foundations course
    (RHET 350)

    G. One rhetorical skills course
    (RHET 240, RHET 354, RHET 380,
    CW 350 [Must have pre-req CW 250])

    H. One advanced rhetorical theory course
    (RHET 450-459)

    I. Two additional advanced Rhetoric or English courses*
    (ENG/RHET 300-399, 400-490, 495, 498-499)

    *Majors admitted to Binghamton University before Fall 2004 may elect to follow the requirements listed in the Binghamton University Bulletin for their year of admittance, or they can follow the newer requirements. In place of section I above, bulletins before 2004 require Rhetoric majors to take two additional advanced RHET or ENG courses and two semesters of the same foreign language taken during college.

     

  • Concentration in Creative Writing and Global Culture (Major Code 867)

    GLOBAL CULTURE CORE REQUIREMENTS (six courses)

    A. TWO of the following THREE:
    One course in British literature to 1660 (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    One course in British literature 1660-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    One course in American literature to 1920
    (ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    B. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310)

    C. One course in globalization and culture
    (ENG 320)

    D. One course on Contestations of Nation in Literature
    and Culture
    (See separate list.)

    E. One course Global Cultural Productions
    (See separate list.)

    CREATIVE WRITING REQUIREMENTS (four courses)

    F. One Introductory Creative Writing Course
    (CW 250 Fundamentals of Creative Writing)

    G. One Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
    (Any CW 350)

    H. One Advanced Creative Writing Workshop
    (CW 450A [Poetry], CW 450B [Fiction], CW 450C [Memoir])

    I. One additional Advanced Creative Writing or English Course
    (CW 380, CW 450, CW 499, ENG 300-399, ENG 400-490, ENG 498-499)

     

  • Concentration in Rhetoric and Global Culture (Major Code 767)

    GLOBAL CULTURE CORE REQUIREMENTS (six courses)

    A. TWO of the following THREE:
    One course in British literature to 1660 (ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 240, ENG 330-339, ENG 340-349)

    One course in British literature 1660-1900
    (ENG 228, ENG 250, ENG 260, ENG 350-359, ENG 360-369)

    One course in American literature to 1920
    (ENG 270, ENG 272, ENG 370-379)

    B. One course in literary theory and criticism
    (ENG 310)

    C. One course in globalization and culture
    (ENG 320)

    D. One course on Contestations of Nation in Literature
    and Culture
    (See separate list.)

    E. One course Global Cultural Productions
    (See separate list.)

    RHETORIC REQUIREMENTS (four courses)

    F. One Rhetorical Foundations Course
    (RHET 350)

    G. One Rhetorical Skills Course
    (RHET 240, RHET 354, RHET 380, CW 350 [Must have pre-req CW 250])

    H. One Advanced Rhetorical Theory Course
    (RHET 450-459)

    I. One Additional Advanced Rhetoric or English Course
    (ENG/RHET 300-399, 400-490, 495, 498-499)

     

Planning Guides by Concentration and Year

  • Year 1English with a Concentration in EnglishPlanning Guide

    Major: English with a Concentration in English

    Fall Recommended Courses:
    -WRIT 111
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    No required first-year courses; follow
    recommendations below:

    Recommended courses:
    -Another C or J course
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Summer Recommended Courses and Activities:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Join campus clubs and/or organizations
    -Volunteer/intern in an area of interest

  • Year 2: English with a Concentration in EnglishPlanning Guide

    Major: English with a Concentration in English

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Declare Major
    Major courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)

    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270) or ENG 300

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major courses:

    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)

    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270) or ENG 300

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):

    -Active role in campus club or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Consider study abroad
    -Look for internship opportunities

  • Year 3: English with a Concentration in EnglishPlanning Guide

    Fall Recommended Courses

    Major courses:
    -ENG 310 or 320
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses

    Major courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):

    -Active role in campus club
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Study abroad
    -Internship
    -Begin professional or graduate school
    prep: research schools, discuss with your
    favorite professor, etc.

  • Year 4: English with a Concentration in English Planning Guide

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course and/or
    Department Internship (RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:

    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course and/or
    Department Internship (RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):

    -Leadership role in campus clubs or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Internship
    -Professional or graduate school

  • Year 1: English with a Concentration in Rhetoric

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    No required first-year course; follow
    recommendations below: (cannot
    declare major as a freshman)
    Recommended courses:
    -WRIT 111
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    No required first-year courses; follow
    recommendations below:

    Recommended courses:
    -Another C or J course
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Join campus clubs and/or organizations
    -Volunteer/intern in an area of interest

  • Year 2: English with a Concentration in Rhetoric

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    ***Declare major***
    Major courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270) or ENG 300

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270) or ENG 300

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):

    -Active role in campus club or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Consider study abroad
    -Look for internship opportunities

  • Year 3: English with a Concentration in Rhetoric

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major recommended courses:
    -RHET 350
    -RHET 240 or CW 350

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major recommended courses:
    -ENG 310 or 320
    -Upper- level course in Rhetoric

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer Recommended Courses:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Active role in campus club
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Study abroad
    -Internship
    -Begin professional or graduate school
    prep: research schools, discuss with your
    favorite professor, etc.

  • Year 4: English with a Concentration in Rhetoric

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major recommended courses:
    -RHET 450
    -Upper- level course or Department Internship (RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring:
    Major recommended courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course or Department
    Internship (RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Leadership role in campus clubs or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Internship
    -Professional or graduate school

  • Year 1: English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

    Fall Recommended Courses:
    No required first-year course; follow
    recommendations below: (cannot
    declare major as a freshman)

    Recommended courses:
    -WRIT 111
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Spring:
    No required first-year courses; follow
    recommendations below:

    Recommended courses:
    -Another C or J course
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Summer:
    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Join campus clubs and/or organizations
    -Volunteer/intern in an area of interest

  • Year 2: English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    ***Declare major***

    Major courses:
    -CW 250
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Spring Recommended courses:

    Major courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270)
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,245,270) or ENG 300

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Active role in campus club or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Consider study abroad
    -Look for internship opportunities

  • Year 3: English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major recommended courses:
    -CW 350
    -ENG 310 or 320

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring recommended courses:

    Major recommended courses:

    -CW 450 or Upper-level course
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer:
    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Active role in campus club
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Study abroad
    -Internship
    -Begin professional or graduate school
    prep: research schools, discuss with your
    favorite professor, etc.

  • Year 4: English with a Concentration in Creative Writing

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -CW 450
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Department Internship (RHET 495)
    or elective

    Spring Recommended courses:

    Major courses:
    -CW 450
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Department Internship (RHET 495)
    or elective

    Summer Recommended:

    Major Courses:
    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Leadership role in campus clubs or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Internship
    -Professional or graduate school


  • Year 1: English with a Concentration in Global Culture

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    No required first-year course; follow
    recommendations below: (cannot
    declare major as a freshman)

    Recommended courses:
    -WRIT 111
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    No required first-year courses; follow
    recommendations below:

    Recommended courses:
    -Another C or J course
    -Introductory course in cognate area
    -Gen Ed
    -Exploratory Elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Join campus clubs and/or organizations
    -Volunteer/intern in an area of interest

  • Year 2: English with a Concentration in Global Culture

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    ***Declare major***
    Major courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,270)
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,270)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -Core course at 200 level
    (227,228,270)
    -ENG 320

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Exploratory elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Active role in campus club or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Consider study abroad
    -Look for internship opportunities

  • Year 3: English with a Concentration in Global Culture

    Fall:

    Major recommended courses:
    -ENG 310
    -Course in Contestation of Nations
    (see department listing)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring:

    Major recommended courses:
    -Course in Global Cultural
    Productions (see department listing)
    -Upper- level course

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Active role in campus club
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -Participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Study abroad
    -Internship
    -Begin professional or graduate school
    prep: research schools, discuss with your
    favorite professor, etc.

  • Year 4: English with a Concentration in Global Culture

    Fall Recommended Courses:

    Major Recommended courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course (including
    Department Internship RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Spring Recommended Courses:

    Major recommended courses:
    -Upper- level course
    -Upper- level course (including
    Department Internship RHET 495)

    Other recommended courses:
    -Course in cognate area
    -Elective

    Summer:

    Recommended (Internship, additional
    coursework, research opportunities, etc.):
    -Leadership role in campus clubs or
    organization
    -Volunteer in an area of interest
    -participate in shadowing externship (ex:
    LACE)
    -Internship
    -Professional or graduate school

 

Planning Guides

  • Broome Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Broome Community College

    LIT 210: Studies in United States Literature I (BU—ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)
    LIT 214: Studies in British Literature I (BU—ENG 227: British Literature I)
    LIT 215: Studies in British Literature II (BU—ENG 228: British Literature II)
    LIT 235: Shakespeare (BU—ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    Numerous 200-level courses taken at Broome can be used as electives at BU. Other courses from Broome may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.

     

  • Corning Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Corning Community College

    ENGL 2010: American Literature I (BU-ENG270: American Literature to 1920)
    ENGL 2310: English Literature I (BU-ENG227: British Literature I)
    ENGL 2320: English Literature II (BU-ENG228: British Literature II)
    ENGL 2330: Shakespeare (BU-ENG245: Shakespeare)

    ENGL 2480 or 2490, two creative writing courses, can substitute for BU's CW250: Fundamentals of Creative Writing. Numerous other 2000-level courses taken at Corning can be used as upper-level electives at BU. Other courses from Corning may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

  • Duchess Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Dutchess Community College

    ENG 201: English Literature, Pre-Renaissance to the 18 th Century

    (BU-ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 202: English Literature, Romantic Poets to the Modern Era

    (BU-ENG 228: British Literature II)

    ENG 203: Literature of the United States, Colonial Period to the Civil War

    (BU-ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 230: Shakespeare (BU-ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    ENG 211: Newswriting, Editing, and Publication can substitute for BU's RHET 240: Introduction to Journalism. Numerous other 200-level courses taken at Dutchess can be used as electives at BU. Other courses from Dutchess may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

  • Monroe Community College

    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Monroe Community College

    ENG 201: Early British Literature (BU-ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 202: Modern British Literature (BU-ENG 228: British Literature II)

    ENG 203: American Literature to 1865 (BU-ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 218: Shakespeare (BU-ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    Numerous 200-level courses taken at Monroe can be used as electives at BU. Other courses may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.

     

  • Nassau Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Nassau Community College

    ENG 203: Early American Literature to 1865 (BU-ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 205: Early British Literature to 1800 (BU-ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 206: Modern British Literature, 1800 to Present (BU-ENG 228: British Literature II)

    ENG 301: Shakespeare's Comedies and Histories or ENG 302: Shakespeare's Tragedies

    (BU-ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    ENG 215: Journalism can substitute for BU's RHET 240: Introduction to Journalism, and ENG 313: Creative Writing can substitute for BU's CW250: Fundamentals of Creative Writing. Numerous other 200 and 300-level courses taken at Nassau can be used as electives at BU. Other courses may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

  • Onondaga Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Onondaga Community College

    ENG 221: English Literature I (BU-ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 222: English Literature II (BU-ENG 228: British Literature II)

    ENG 223: American Literature I (BU-ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 233: Shakespeare (BU-ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    ENG 282: Introduction to Critical Theory (BU-ENG 310: Introduction to Theory/Criticism)

    Either ENG 206 or ENG 207, two creative writing courses, can substitute for BU's CW250: Fundamentals of Creative Writing. Numerous other 200-level courses taken at Onondaga can be used as electives at BU. Other courses may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

  • Rockland Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Rockland Community College

    ENG 203: American Literary Tradition I (BU—ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 205: Themes in British Literature I (BU—ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 206: Themes in British Literature II (BU—ENG 228: British Literature II)

    ENG 212: Shakespeare (BU—ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    ENG 217: Introduction to Journalism can substitute for BU's RHET 240: Introduction to Journalism, and any of ENG 238, 239, 240, or 253, creative writing workshops, can substitute for BU's CW 250: Fundamentals of Creative Writing. Numerous other 200-level courses taken at Rockland can be used as electives at BU. Other courses may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

  • Sullivan County Community College
    Recommended Transfer Equivalencies from Sullivan County Community College

    ENG 2117: American Literature I (BU-ENG 270: American Literature to 1920)

    ENG 2146: Shakespeare (BU-ENG 245: Shakespeare)

    ENG 2174: British Literature I (BU-ENG 227: British Literature I)

    ENG 2004: Creative Writing I can substitute for BU's CW 250: Fundamentals of Creative Writing. Numerous other 2000-level courses taken at Sullivan County can be used as electives at BU. Other courses may be approved for transfer on a case-by-case basis. All transferred courses must have a letter grade of C- or better.


     

University Transfer Planning Guide

Last Updated: 5/4/18