Course Planning

English - Where to Start?

The course planning advice here is limited to completing this major which is just one piece of the overall Hendrix College degree requirements.  For a full description of degree requirements see the Catalog.

Where should I start if I am just sampling this subject as a non-major?

    Please start in English based on your placement records, either in Introduction to Academic Writing (ENGL 110) or any 200-level English/Literary Studies course (ENGL below 297) or any 200-level English/Film and Media Studies (ENGF) course.

  • Your English placements can be found on your CampusWeb portal under Advising on the “Student Placement Record Sheet.”
  • First- and second-year students may enroll in any 200-level ENGL (below ENGL 297) and 200-level ENGF courses. Juniors and seniors may only enroll in these classes with consent of the instructor.
  • The Hendrix College writing level I (WI) graduation requirement must be completed at Hendrix College regardless of previous experience.

Where should I start if I might use this as part of a major or as a potential major?

    Please start in English based on your placement records, either in Introduction to Academic Writing (ENGL 110) or any 200-level English/Literary Studies course (below ENGL 297) or any 200-level English/Film and Media Studies (ENGF) course.

  • Your English placements can be found on your CampusWeb portal under Advising on the “Student Placement Record Sheet.”
  • First- and second-year students may enroll in any 200-level ENGL (below ENGL 297) and 200-level ENGF courses. Since only one of these courses will count toward the major, students should begin 300-level coursework when they have successfully completed a 200-level ENGL/ENGF course. Students should take Literary Analysis (ENGL 297) early in their coursework in the major.
  • The Hendrix College writing level I (WI) graduation requirement must be completed at Hendrix College regardless of previous experience.

Where should I start if I have some experience in this discipline before college?

    Please start in English based on your placement records, either in Introduction to Academic Writing (ENGL 110) or any 200-level English/Literary Studies course (below ENGL 297) or any 200-level English Film and Media Studies (ENGF) course.

  • Your English placements can be found on your CampusWeb portal under Advising on the “Student Placement Record Sheet.”
  • First- and second-year students may enroll in any 200-level ENGL (below ENGL 297) and 200-level ENGF courses. Since only one of these courses will count toward the major, students should begin 300-level coursework when they have successfully completed a 200-level ENGL/ENGF course. Students should take Literary Analysis (ENGL 297) early in their coursework in the major.
  • The Hendrix College writing level I (WI) graduation requirement must be completed at Hendrix College regardless of previous experience.
  • Successful completion of a 200-level English course (or permission of the instructor) is required to take a 300-level course.
  • For AP or IB credits – please refer to Advanced Placement Credits or International Baccalaureate Credits in the College Catalog.

When should I declare a major?

  • All students must declare a major by March 1 of their sophomore year.