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First year

ENGL 100, 101 or a course from the ENGL 110-139 series
ENGL 221 or 222 (if exempted from Core Composition requirement; ENGL 221 fufills the Literary Analysis requirement for the Core Curriculum)

ENGL 210 (by invitation of the department)
ENGL 223

Sophomore year

ENGL 222 (if not taken freshman year)
A 200-level literature course

ENGL 210 (if not taken freshman year; declared majors and students invited by the department are eligible)
A 200-level literature course


#Completion of the Core writing requirement is a prerequisite for all 200-level literature courses.

Students anticipating the secondary certification program in English should take PSY 101 in the freshman year or during the fall of the sophomore year (because it is a prerequisite to EDUC 308 normally taken in spring of the sophomore year). 

EDUC 204 should be elected in the sophomore year, making it easier to complete the program in four years.

For English majors in general, it is helpful if at least one of the 200-level courses is from the 270-289 (Genre) sequence.

Students who are interested in attending law school following graduation from Hood should refer to the Hood College Catalog.

English majors who wish to study abroad in the junior year should keep this plan in mind when scheduling courses each semester. If they wish to study in a country where a foreign language is spoken, they must be sure to enroll in the appropriate language courses at Hood in the freshman and sophomore years.

Students planning to enroll in the Secondary Education Program should contact Dr. Jennifer Cuddapah, Program Coordinator, for an advising appointment: 301-696-3773;

Composition core requirement

Three credits from the following:

ENGL 100 Elements of Composition
ENGL 101 The Writing Process
ENGL 110-139 Writing about Literature

Contact Mark Sandona, Chairperson, English and Communication Arts Department, Rosenstock 204 at 301-696-3747