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Need a Plan for your Major? Use THIS as an example!

September 14, 2019

Jason Hewitt ’20

You may need to fulfill a checklist and a brief explanation for your major before you officially declare. I want to help! So, here’s what I’ll do. I have a template for you to use when it’s time to declare. Use it to your best advantage! :) 

There is no doubt in my mind what I want to major in. The English major will allow me to receive the degree I want in order to become a journalist. I understand that I don’t have to major in English to become that, but I believe that this major will give me the best chance to make a respectable living with this career choice. 

There has never been a time when English wasn’t one of my strongest subjects. This has been the case since elementary school. Whenever someone would ask me what my favorite subject was, English would always be a part of the conversation. Expressing myself through writing has been one of my favorite things to do for as long as I can remember. I feel like my voice is amplified through my writing. That feeling has been around for as long as I can remember.

I have taken the following English classes so far: English 299 with Gillian Johns, Intro to Book Studies with Sandy Zagarell, Intro to Comparative Literature with Jed Deppman, and Early British Literature with Jennifer Bryan. These classes were very enjoyable for me, and I hope to continue having wonderful academic experiences within the English major. Here are more classes I wish to take in order to fulfill my major requirements:


From Frankenstein to Dracula: At the Margins of 19th-Century Britain (320)

Chaucer (301)

Contemporary Literary Theory: Post-Modernity and Imagination (372)

Hopeful Monsters: (Mixed-)Media Studies (381)

Shakespeare and Metamorphosis (304)

Applied Literary Studies (398)

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